Friday, December 6, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
I looked on eBay and found the Plymouth catalog the I did illustrations for. I was freelancing in 1968 and got a call from Prucher Studios in Detroit, they were working on the 1969 Plymouth car catalog and said that the ad agency wanted me do the illustrations.It was probably one of the last catalogs with illustrations as the trend was going photographic. It was a fun job, a tough deadline if i remember correctly, as all of the assignments were in those days. I've posted some of these before, but never had the original catalog to scan, previously what I used was found on the internet at low resolution.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
In 1948 I was working at Gray, Garfield, Lang art studio in Detroit, the paintings that I did for Ford Times Magazine while I worked at Allied Artist were getting a lot of attention from Detroit art directors. I began to receive national ad assignments from the larger ad agencies. I just found a copy on eBay of the 1949 General Motors Annual Report for which I was assigned to paint the cover. GM was starting to build the Tech Center and they wanted me to a rendering of what it would look like when finished. I signed the painting, but they sent it back and wanted the signature removed, a disappointment. Below are a couple of my paintings for Ford Times. I started doing work for them when I was 19 years old.