I can't get enough of this stuff - Susumu Eguchi Illustration, Poster for a children's science exhibition in the Tobu department store, 69-70
Braniff International 1968
"What your about to see won't look familiar, because it hasn't happened yet..."
"In 1962, when Peter Dixon joined the Sainsbury’s Design Studio, a remarkable revolution in packaging design began. The supermarket was developing its distinctive range of Own Label products, and Dixon’s designs for the line were revolutionary: simple, stripped down, creative, and completely different from what had gone before. Their striking modernity pushed the boundaries, reflecting a period full of optimism. They also helped build Sainsbury’s into a brand giant, the first real ‘super’ market of the time. This book examines and celebrates this paradigm shift that redefined packaging design, and led to the creation of some of the most original packaging ever seen." Source http://www.fuel-design.com/index.php?menu=3&pic=287&detail=1
"Design played a crucial role in promoting social progress and technological change across Britain between 1930 and 1960. The commercial poster reached cultural maturity during this period and became the most eloquent of the mass media. From the 1930s onwards the Post Office became a leader in the field of poster design, commissioning some of Britain's best artists and designers." http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/page/designsondelivery
Another brilliant set by Sandi Vincent of Annual reports, Booklets, brochures and folders - the workhorses of corporate communications - from the 1950s and 1960s.
"Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, the 1960s design duo comprised of Michael English and Nigel Waymouth. The two artists, together with associate Martin Sharp, are indelibly associated with the London psychedelic scene of the late Sixties. Whereas Sharp’s posters were often loose and dramatically bold explosions of shape and colour, the Hapshash posters were more carefully controlled in their curating of disparate elements borrowed from Art Nouveau—especially Mucha and Beardsely—comic strips, Op Art, Pop art and fantasy illustration. Their work perfectly complemented the very distinctive atmosphere of the capital’s psychedelic scene which, for a couple of hectic years, saw an explosion of new bands (or old bands in new guises) fervently engaged in a lysergic exploration of Victoriana, childhood memories and frequent silliness. English and Waymouth’s graphics captured the London mood." Quoted from http://www.johncoulthart.com/feuilleton/2009/10/03/michael-english-1941–2009/
http://www.chickenonaunicycle.com/Europe%20Art.htm and http://www.whocollection.com/hapshash_&_osiris_posters.htm
Meanwhile in the 'other' Playboy Mansion...
“Advertising in Italy” is an accurate look at Italian graphic design between each two years stated, including: posters, advertising, catalogs, packaging, trade-marks and more - via http://www.thisisdisplay.org/