Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Flint Artifacts: 1963 AC Spark Plug Advertisement


  1. This poster is dy-na-mite! You gotta love that aerodynamic spark plug (and Chevrolet)!
    I wonder who did the design / illustration?
    The complimentary colors make the ad pop!
    Its definitely a design descendant of Art Deco "streamlining".

    darcy b

  2. I love it, too. Notice the slightly crazy guy driving the car.

  3. It leaves me a little sad as ACDelco is now for sale and the offices on Hill Rd will be empty is less than a year.

    Nice piece of advertising.


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