Friday, June 12, 2009

Detroit Motor Advertising

This exhibit features mid-20th century automobile commercial art from Detroit advertising studios such as "McNamara Associates, Skidmore Sahratian, and Graphic House [which] thrived in close proximity to automotive executives and the advertising agencies that coordinated their publicity campaigns." Exhibit sections cover pre-World War II illustration, artists' samples, studio life, process, photography and realism, and diversity of potential buyers (such as youth and women). From the Detroit Public Library.
Link: http://www.detroitpubliclibrary.org/drawingpower/
Access: Free