Jack Davis' bold Christmas ad for Columbia Records 1970

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Jack Davis' bold Christmas ad for Columbia Records 1970

Postby GoogaMooga » 14 Jan 2019, 22:23

All nude! Shocking! Unsigned by Jack Davis! Wonder why? Anyway, only in the 70s, man! Would that ad fly today?

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Re: Jack Davis' bold Christmas ad for Columbia Records 1970

Postby Shagger Dave » 02 Feb 2019, 04:09

I'm guessing he wanted to keep it separate from his work for MAD and Rankin-Bass/animation work. It's also possible that he didn't sign his commercial ad work the way he would his comics work.

Also, I had no idea the Westchester-NYC "Bee Line" logo was his! I've seen it my whole life and never knew but now knowing that it's his work I can see the stylistic similarities.
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Re: Jack Davis' bold Christmas ad for Columbia Records 1970

Postby GoogaMooga » 02 Feb 2019, 04:53

Yeah, unmistakeably Jack Davis, nice one!
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Re: Jack Davis' bold Christmas ad for Columbia Records 1970

Postby Muskrat » 02 Feb 2019, 05:55

Columbia got pretty desperate in their quest to be perceived as hip.

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