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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Showcase #32 Ad

This drop-dead gorgeous house ad for Showcase #32 is the work of DC in-house designer Ira Schnapp; who is on the short list of people I would go back and visit if I had a time machine.

These DC ads of the 50s and 60s were always jammed to the hilt with text, yet Schnapp had a knack for designing a page that never seemed crowded and always led the eye in an easy, pleasing, yet exciting way--how could you not buy this comic??

1 comment:

Earth 2 Chris said...

Yes, you gotta love Ira Schnapp...although I didn't know who he was until Dial "B" for Blog did that series years ago.

I always think of the JLA "Just Imagine..." ads when I think of this era. This one has a lot in common with that. As a graphic designer I struggle daily with cramming in copy in an eye-pleasing manner. I need to try and channel Ira more often!