Tuesday, 2 December 2014

double the pleasure, double the fun

Collectors’ Weekly features an engrossing profile on the rediscovery of one of the advertising world’s most influential but unknown duos, whose iconic output from the 1930s to the 1960s was the defining style and technique for airbrush art. Dorothy and Otis ‘Shep’ Shepard collaborated on a lot of marketing campaigns and employed a hallmark design that really captured that era of Americana, fusing memorable visual elements and jingles. Ann Harnett, who founded the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League as portrayed in A League of their Own, commissioned the Shepards to design the team’s new uniforms.