Saturday, April 9, 2011

Advertising Art


Okay, so my house is full of paintings I have done.

And my house is full of paintings my daughter

has done.

I am still a sucker for all kinds of art I find in thrift stores.

Here is an interesting one I found recently.


listerine ad

I was drawn to the colors.

I loved the simple mat and black frame.

I hardly ever leave anything in its original condition,

but I didn’t do a thing to it.

Then I read the fine print.


listerine ad 2


It’s a Listerine ad.

“Listerine used as a mouthwash quickly overcomes halitosis (unpleasant breath.)”

I could tell by how it was framed that it was vintage.

Then I read the finer print.

listerine ad cropped showing quotes

It has a signature.

Myron Perley.

I had no idea who that was.

But thanks to the ole internet, you can look up that stuff.

It seems that ad illustrator Myron Perley did this one for a magazine in 1916.

I was able to find other illustrations (lots of cars) he did and I

love his work.

But I really love the quirkiness of this one.

Uh oh.

Pay no attention to that reflection of my cow painting

that is showing on the glass in the second photo.

She is always trying to get in the picture.



Linking with Vintage Revivals Look What I Found Friday.  Love that Mandi (even before I saw her on Nate Berkus)!

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