Tuesday, 6 July 2010

"Spain For You",Text, drawings and design by Maximo (Published by Subsecretaria De Turismo, Madrid 1960's)

This book is full of these funny illustrations and what an ingenious way to introduce and advertise your country's tourist destinations! The humour in these images is captivating and it compels you to want to find out more about Spain. The drawn type (I think from the early to mid-sixties) is fantastic. They remind me a lot of Saul Steinberg's work but then again he influenced whole generations of illustrators and designers with his lean, bolt and surrealist style.