Size: image 8.75 x 6 inches; matted to 13.75 x 10.75 inches
Artist: Jean-Adrien Mercier
In the 1920s, the British magazine Posters & Publicity was published by London The Studio as a commercial art annual which featured the best in modern advertisements, design, and posters. They contained numerous colour illustrations such as this French advertisement for jam produced for A. & M. Tilloy Company, originally in 1927 and then later with a second edition in 1928. Each pot of jam was made with real fruit and sugar and sold for 6 francs!
Designed by Jean-Adrien Mercier (1899-1995), a French painter, poster artist, and illustrator who started his career creating movie poster, masterminding over a hundred film posters from 1925 to 1939. He worked for Cointreau from 1925 to 1965, eventually becoming the company's artistic director (his mother was the granddaughter of one of the founders of the society and the creator of the triple-sec Cointreau). In the 1930s, he beings his foray in children's illustration, creates the "Salut Olympique" poster for the Vichy Regime in 1940, and in 1961 is commissioned by Compagnie Generale Transatlantique to design the children's playroom on the French oceanliner and illustrate the menu -- to be diffused internationally.
Printed by Les Affiches Lutetia, this mini poster is double matted in blue and orange to 13.75 x 10.75 inches and ready to frame.