All American Ads of the 20's (Midi Series)
The dawn of American consumerism Prohibition made liquor illegal and all the more fun to drink. Speakeasies, luxury cars, women's liberation, bathtub gin and a booming economy kept the country's mood on the up-and-up. Women sheared off their locks and taped their chests, donning flapper dresses and dancing the Charleston until their legs gave out. Gangsters flourished in b...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Taschen
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Brilliant addition to any designer or artist's collection. Contains high quality scans of advertisements from the Roaring 20s/Jazz Age era, ranging from travel, to automobiles, to food and beverage, to film.
Steven Heller writes a monthly column on graphic design books for The New York Times Book Review and is co-chair of MFA Design at the School of Visual Arts. He has written more than 100 books on graphic design, illustration and political art, including Paul Rand, Merz to Emigre and Beyond: Avant Garde Magazine Design of the Twentieth Century, Design Literacy: Understanding Graphic Design Second Ed...moreMore about Steven Heller...