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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Aquaman #32 Ad - 1967

I never get tired of looking at these DC house ads, especially from the 50s and 60s, since they were mostly done by DC's then in-house design genius, Ira Schnapp (check out Dial B For Blog's excellent, multi-part history on Mr. Schnapp). There's so much text in a tiny space, but the use of negative space and color makes the whole thing hang together beautifully.

It helps that the cover to this particular issue of Aquaman by Nick Cardy is so good; it really looks like Aquaman is in a lot of trouble!


Josh Hill said...

Nick Cardy does the most amazing covers. Goes without saying, though.

Wings1295 said...

Panic-inducing, that's what it feels like. We NEED to know what's going to happen!

r duncan said...

Man, I miss Dial B For Blog and absorbascon.com.

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IADW said...

Nice - there's something to be said for the days were ads where pretty much all hand drawn.. great stuff!