Tuesday, July 8, 2008

"Take Tea and See!" (1961 print ad)

How simple and refreshing!
Let's not try to sell a specific brand of tea, instead, let's just concentrate on selling the idea of tea...

...Bravo, Tea Council of the U.S.A.!

As to the artwork in this full-page 1961 magazine ad, darned if it doesn't look to me so very reminiscent of the characters in William Steig's 'The Lonely Ones'.
- - Though by the '60's, Steig's drawing style had changed pretty radically from the work he'd done twenty-odd years earlier.

Can anyone out there identify this ad's unknown artist?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just bought a small child size OLD teapot that has letters on both sides "TAKE TEA AND SEE". So this wasn't a certain company, apparently just promoting Tea?

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