Movie Poster (MVP) – jadoo teri nazar….
movie poster 1, Haar ke bhi jeetne wale ko
As i was going through my previous posts on vintage airline and temple posters, I cam across this one artist who has worked extensively on Asian themes. Frank Mcintosh -an american illustrator. He is known for Art Deco style. Presenting some of his work here. Do buy his stuff if you like.
Frank McIntosh is perhaps most well known for the advertising art he produced for the Matson Line‘s cruises to Hawaii, but prior to that he designed many striking and colorful covers for Asia magazine which show the influence of the prevailing Art Deco style. A 1939 luggage sticker and ticket envelope designed for the Matson Line were followed by six menu covers which were widely collected and used for interior design at the time, and continue to be so. McIntosh was born in 1901 in Portland Oregon where he grew up before moving to San Francisco to study art, developing a special interest in stage design. He studied in New York with theatrical and industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes for a year, but then turned to illustration with a long run of designs for Asia magazine, followed by his work for Matson lines. After the war the work of Eugene Savage was used on the Matson line menus. McIntosh was a collector of Asian art; in the early 1960s he had a gallery in Los Angeles dealing in Oriental paintings and accessories.
Brown, DeSoto. “Beautiful, Romantic Hawaii: How the Fantasy Image Came to Be” in The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts, Volume 20 (1994).
Mahoney, Bertha E. et al. Illustrators of Children’s Books 1744-1945. Boston: The Horn Book, 1970.
Most of his work has been featured in Asia Magazine.
Came across vintage airline posters on India. While most of them stick to elephant, TWA had beautifully used an indian lady for one of the posters. thumbs up to TWA. AirFrace seemed bit modern-art types. British Airways or erstwhile Imperial Airways used temples, forts and “6-day” London to India via Egypt posters.
In addition there are few AirIndia posters. Most of them belong to the golden era of 50s and 60s – under the art direction of J. B. Cowasji, Air India Design Studio, Bombay. They are simple yet powerful. AirIndia needs to bring back “The Maharaja” and maintain an international identity.