The Art Directors Club of New York, Bradbury Thompson [Designer]: THE 33RD ANNUAL OF ADVERTISING AND EDITORIAL ART AND DESIGN. New York: Farrar, Strauss and Young, 1954. First edition. Quarto. Black cloth stamped in gold. Printed dust jacket. 408 pp. 432 illustrations. Multiple paper stocks. Uncoated jacket spine is mildly sun-tanned and soiled. Interior unmarked and very clean. Out-of-print. A well-preserved copy. A nearly fine copy in a very good or better dust jacket.
Bradbury Thompson designed this edition, including preliminary material, section dividers, caption layout, binding design and Dust jacket: this book is an incredible design object in and of itself.
8 x 11 book with 408 pages with 423 examples of advertising excellence from 1954 in both color and black and white. From the dust jacket: "The Art Directors Club of New York and Farrar Straus & Young Inc. take great pleasure in presenting this book. Recorded here are the 423 exhibits from the 33rd National Exhibition of Advertising and Editorial Art and Design.
Selected from 11,762 entries, they represent the most distinguished -- and successful -- examples of the year. Your attention is invited to the international appeal of the presentation; multilingual references, messages and selections by distinguished European authorities, and the very paper on which many pages are printed, combine to make this an annual of world-wide interest."
Includes work from the following graphic artists and photographers: Merle Armitage, Saul Bass, Lester Beall, Alexey Brodovitch, Will Burtin, Jean Carlu, A. M. Cassandre, Seymour Chwast, Lou Dorfsman, Gene Federico, Neil Fujita, Paolo Garretto, William Golden, Allen Hurlburt, Alexander Lieberman, Leo Lionni, Herb Lubalin, Herbert Matter (8 examples), George Nelson (for Herman Miller), Cipe Pineles, Paul Rand, Hans Schleger, Bradbury Thompson, George Tscherney, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Rudolph de harak, Milton Glaser, Andy Warhol, WeeGee and many others.