The other day I Spilled a beautiful Peter Arno poster being auctioned by the Swann Galleries; here are three more posters by three great New Yorker artists: James Thurber, Otto Soglow and William Steig. All took a turn illustrating a poster for the Washington Square Art Show. Thurber’s was for the 1935 exhibit, Soglow’s for 1930, and Steig’s for 1933. (Arno’s appeared in 1932).
All the info here on the Swann website. Enter the name of the artist in the search box, and presto!
Note: Ink Spill is in no way connected to the Swann Galleries. I’m posting these posters because they’re wonderful oddities.
From the publisher, Ms. Wertz’s bio:
Julia Wertz is a professional cartoonist and amateur historian. She has published five graphic novels and does monthly history comics for The New Yorker and Harper’s Magazine.
Here’s what Roz Chast had to say about Tenements, Towers & Trash:
“Julia Wertz’s Tenements, Towers, and Trash is nothing short of extraordinary. The meticulously researched histories of the various urban landscapes are fascinating, and Wertz’s drawings perfectly capture the visual poetry of the city- the ongoing struggle between past and present, and its unique blend of beauty and ugliness. A must for anyone who loves and appreciates the city, as Wertz so clearly does.”