What better way to while away a hot pre-Labor Day Saturday night than by watching Lauren Bacall present a preview of the Fall Paris fashion collections? The hour-long network television presentation was a joint production of Eula himself and fashion photographer Milton Greene. Eula shows the feline Bacall flanked by designers Yves St. Laurent (Behind shades), Emanuel Ungaro, Marc Bohan (for the house of Dior) and Pierre Cardin. For fashion followers, Bacall's slinky hot-pink, bell-bottom jumpsuit instantly captures the period. The poster design is by Bea Feitler -- one of Milton Glaser's many proteges who have become brilliant graphic designers in their own right. She set Eula's artwork off with Art Nouveau-mod typography by Dewey Seid
Grove Press publisher Barney Rosset began Evergreen Review in 1957 as a literary quarterly featuring the likes of Sartre, Camus and Beckett as well as American poets Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Jack Kerouac. By 1966, the publication had increased its frequency and become a voice of political iconoclasm, so graphic designer John Alcorn refreshed its look, dropping "review" from the title in the process. Heralding the redesign was a new advertising campaign : "Join The Underground." Here, a poster for the February 1967 number utilizes cover artwork by noted illustrator and satirist Tomi Ungerer: a coolie-hatted image of Uncle Sam, sunk in the quagmire of Vietnam and displeased with the face he presents to the mirror.
The theatrical character drawings of American original Al Hirschfeld have been delighting readers of The New York Times for 70-some years. With a technique honed on Paramount film posters, his evocations always hit the mark. In this poster featuring the cover art for a book of "verbal and visual gems from the short films of W. C. Fields," Hirschfeld illustrates a snippet of dialogue from the tippling comic's The Barbershop (1933). Fans of the illustrator know that shortly after his daughter Nina was born in 1944, he began hiding her name throughout his works; this is a three-Nina job.
Cutting across northern Manhattan from river to river is Harlem's main drag: 125th Street. The jazzy night photo is cut into a giant "H" that showcases the area's bright lights and historic Apollo Theater.
Warhol's ability to outrage, shock and mock pop culture needs no elucidation. Born to a Czech immigrant couple in Philadelphia, he studied applied arts and spent several years in diverse graphic duties including fashion illustration for Glamour, Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. It wasn't until the 1960s that he began to apply the techniques of advertising to create the parodies that secured his fame. This poster is something of a visual pun: To advertise reptile shoes, Warhol twists a snake into the shape of a woman's pump.