A few classics from Campbell-Ewald Advertising, courtesy of reader and commenter extraordinaire JWilly.
Friday, January 1, 2010
Campbell-Ewald Advertising: They don't write songs about Volvos
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Wow...what were these art prints made for? I dunno but they're simply long lost American design principles. No boxiness, 5mph bumpers, or current blob-of clay designs - bold statements full of character. Even in the debatably ugliest Chevy of all time that I'd be proud to own, the '59. Remember when cars were full of stainless-steel trim, anodized aluminum, and sculpted steel. And you could pop the hood, crawl in, shut the hood, and change the cap, rotor, and wires and come out smiling - oh, and there was no guessng if that bolt was SAE or metric! What an era pre 1970 cars were.ReplyDelete
Outskirts of Genesee Cty,
Former Flint resident of 18yrs
Dan, I feel like car design took a big hit when they shifted to the molded, soft edge, all-one-color plastic bumpers.ReplyDelete
I would trade my truck and my car and a couple Brownings (belgium) AND cash for that 57 V8 hard top. Today!ReplyDelete
> Wow...what were these art prints made for?ReplyDelete
These five are part of a series of at least 22 that I know of, done by Campbell Ewald as billboards.
I don't know when the series began or how the others have been used, but five of them were created for the 2007 Dream Cruise route along Woodward and 8 Mile.
Hey UncleBuck...ake another look at that first '57 art-print...that's a Bel Air 4-door sedan. Not even a 4-door hardtop and it STILL looks hot!!!ReplyDelete
Every one of these models pre-dates me. I just love that '59 rear-end print. The ole '59; tough lookin' in the rear, and a gentle-homeliness in the front.
BTW, I still own a '66 Chevelle Malibu that I've had since Oct '87, Flint built 327/220hp... well in need of help restorin' after runnin low on cash years ago and poor places to store it...maybe someday :-\
Dan Gibbs....After I posted, I took another look and realized my mistake. I just assumed that they would exibit the classic Bel Air, I had a fifty six six cyl. My friend bought a white 57 hard top with every option, including posi-traction. That car would snap your head back in every gear. I so envied him...Today a mint condition 57 like that one, would be worth a bundle. Bring back that Malibu and people will envy you.ReplyDelete