Spirellette illustrated ad from the 50´s

50's ad for spirella, sweden

Are you also a fan of old ads? If you are an illustrator it´s hard not to be, since many of the illustrated ads had such high standard and were made by so talanted illustrators.

This is a favourite right now. A 50’s ad in a swedish magasine I bought on a flee market. “Young, slender and perfectly shaped”. I didn´t read the text until today and was surprised that this ad was for teenagers! I thought it was a fullgrown woman around 40 years old! The hairstyle fooled me. But the illustration is great anyway, I particularly like the fat black outline combined with the soft tonal details.

Wish I knew who the illustrator was. Do you know?

I also found this blog, that looks very interesting, with more ads from Spirella: “Retrorambling”

Lena Svalfors Hedin
Hi! My name is Lena and I love creative and beautiful things in life. Sometimes it inspires me to photograph and write something about it, hopefully you can enjoy it too. I have previously been freelancing as an illustrator, now I have a day job focused on communication, web development and graphic design for print and web.
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