Yesterday I was excited to received one of my latest purchases from eBay, the 26th ANNUAL OF ADVERTISING ART, 1947. I had barely made a tear in the packaging when I smelled that scent… that old, in-the-basement smell of stored books. You know what I mean, right? As I tore the wrapping off I inhaled deeper, “ahhhhh, just what I was waiting for” and of course I got all excited! Hubby always asks me “What did you get that for?” Well geeez dude, I love to look at it. What does anyone buy books for? Silly. Great ads abound inside that book, not to mention a piece of history when they used dexadrine and cocaine (in Coca-Cola) for additives in every day items, such as in this Paul Rand ad.
I just wish my art touring buddy was going to be with me. Actually we’ll be taking a road trip down to vist Jennie & Brian soon. Can’t wait!