Classic Advertising Illustrations

Battle Ribbon Plastic Bandages What an amazing look at the past this Flickr set is. There is something to be said for classic illustration work like this from several years back. So simple, yet so different and interesting. It’s a far cry from the anime-influenced work being produced for today’s kids. I’m sure one day this style will return, but for now we can only look back to see artwork like this.

For more images of this type I’d recommend visiting Mister Toast’s Blog.

This type of work with its simple muted colors and very basic curves is a style that I wish I could replicate. Artwork like this stands out in our current world, and hopefully if I can pull pieces like this off my work too would stand out.