The Ad-Man's Desk Book

British designer Jack Watson's grandma passed away a few month ago. While going through her stuff he found a large collection design books originally owned by his grandfather Sidney John Woods, who worked as an art director at Ealing Studios, an eminent film studio in England, between 1943 and 1959.

One of the pieces he found from the late 1940's is The Ad-Man's Desk Book is worth sharing. Jack writes: "Some of the content is genuinely useful - I'm trying to learn more about graphic design myself, some includes interesting references to technological limitations of the day, and some is just pretty charming and stylish." Check out the pages below and be amazed how far we've come in our profession of advertising in just 60 years.


Farida's picture
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Thats an amazing book.

Smartmiltoys's picture
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Perfect desk book!