Friday, 11 February 2011

"Kia-Ora" soft drink ad (1948), illustrated by Gerald Hoffnung

A charming illustration from a 1940s magazine advertising an "exotic" drink - not a chance for us to try any of it now I don't think, but the picture is great! The artist was Gerard Hoffnung (1925-1959) a British illustrator with a sizable output of work (considering he died relatively young). There are many examples of his humorous illustrations (many from his long term contribution to "Lilliput", a monthly magazine on Arts and Literature) on Chris Mullen's excellent website and a summary of his life on Wikipedia.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice! It's great to have a blog like yours up to share all of these wonderful illustrations.