Today's post takes us back to the year 1964 as the summer was winding down, and students were preparing to head off to college.
Back then most stores had all of their signage painted by hand or used a printing machine to make the various sale and sizing signage (usually 5x7"). The role of the in house illustrator would be to paint out the larger signs used in window display (called copy strips), floor advertisements, directional signage, as well as props for the windows and interiors. This is an art form that has long since passed with the invention of larger screen printing machines, as well as vinyl letters applied to the glass.
Mr. Grilli was a talented commercial artist, sign painter and sculpture, and his work is still collected by admirers of his talent.
Till the next quick post, I hope that you enjoy the rest of your summer!