Friday, February 22, 2013

Hats off to Allaway

[Life, April 24, 1950.]

I’d like to know something about the hand that made this lovely piece of commercial art. It appears under the heading “A Chorus of Praise” in an advertisement for AC Spark Plugs. The tiny lettering in the lower left corner appears to be the artist’s name, Allaway. It took two trips to the library, the second with a loupe, to figure that out. Thanks, library. Thanks, loupe. I’ve been unable though to find out anything about the artist.

How many hat-and-glove pairings in this picture signify specific occupations? I see nine before starting to guess. You?

[Post title inspired by an old song.]

comments: 1

zzi said...

Now we know where Bob Fosse got his trademark from.