Back when the US Postal Services decided to celebrate America’s classic comic strips with a set of post stamps, Mad Magazine‘s Steve Greenberg gave them a run for their money. This is what the stamps should have been like.
(From Mad Color Classics, 5)
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Tagged Andy Capp, BC, Beetle Bailey, Calvin and Hobbes, Cathy, Doonesbury, Family Circus, Far Side, Lockhorns, mary Worth, Peanuts, Steve Greenberg, Wizard of Id, Zippy
Life can be so easy with modern-day appliances – all it takes is a piece of elasticated string or a metal cigarette box (from Real Clue Crime Stories, Vol. 7 #10, 1952 and Patsy And Her Pals #20, 1955).
Seems like there was a time that adding a little electricity made everything better. A bit like a share button these days, propably.
These ads were published in Venus Comics #4 (1949) and #8 (1950) respectively.
By now everybody should have read or at least seen Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve’s book, Oliver and the Seawigs; it’s that awesome. However, if you want to get a taste of what the book is like, you may want to try the special mini comic that McIntyre and Reeve made for the My Book Corner website.
Truly, these people should do comics more often.
(Tip o’ the hat to my chums @ Forbidden Planet)
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, illustrator Kolchoz (Sam Vanallemeersch) created this double-page spread for Flemish daily De Morgen. Previously Vanallemeersch also contributed to NoBrow, Monocle and Google Think Quarterly, among others.
Even though they’re gramatically borderline pidgin, I like the art (and the message) in these pro bono campaigns by Aquatro (Brazil). Artwork by Dudu Fonseca.
(via Ads of the World)
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These ads for Tampax tampons may not be the most subtle, but they do get the message across. Although I’m not sure whether it’ll reach the target audience.
(Artwork by Stéphanie for DKP, France)