Friday, July 8, 2011

July 8: Today is Collector Car Appreciation day

This cover from a 1927 issue of Film Fun is the not simply the sole example featuring an automobile, as far as I know it's the only car illustration in any of the roughly 500 covers he painted.  I do have one really great example from a clothing advertisement (I'm saving it for the book) and there is the all-important motorcycle cover, but given Bolles capacity to render things mechanical, it's curious he didn't do more of this for the myriad of automobile products that were extensively advertised back in his day.  Or perhaps he did. Within the past month I've found two Bolles advertisements for products I had no idea he was affiliated with, so maybe there's example or two out there yet to be found.

3 comments:

GWR Pinups said...

I'm really happy to hear that a book is in the works. Do you have a publishing date?

Jack R said...

Well, not quite. I have an agent and we are preparing a 'dummy' to shope to several publishers but that's as far as the project is at this point.

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