Stutz Cars -1927D
It all comes together in a fantastic mishmash of artistic elements. National Safety Council says so! Davenport did what appears to be a full painting of a car in front of a large building up against the mountains. Someone initialed V.B.S. drew up some filigrees for the left and right margins. Since that wasn't distracting enough, they took the Symbol of Safety image and plunked it down on the left filigree, and then in a smaller version, pointed the other way, with the legend left off, on the right filigree. Finally, almost all of the top half of Davenport's painting is obscured by a white splash with the ad's text on it. I am not an ad designer, but I would not have done it this way.
Published in the April, 1927 issue of AMERICAN MERCURY.
Artist: Edmund Davenport
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