Saturday, August 21, 2010

Norman Rockwell For Crest


Norman Rockwell did the artwork for many, many advertisements in his prolific career, in addition to all of his magazine covers and everything else. I read an article in the newspaper a while back about a new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. which features Rockwell artwork from the collections of Stephen Spielberg and George Lucas. I can't even begin to tell you how much I would love to see that exhibit!
Nothing quite as fabulous as all of that (original paintings!) today, I'm afraid - simply a few of his advertisements for Crest Toothpaste (found in my vintage magazines), which are pretty darned special in themselves, I must say!




Norman Rockwell is, and always will be, one of my favorite artists - and one of the greatest ones who ever lived.
I'm a HUGE fan.

8 comments:

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Great Americana. Pure and Simple. Very nice.

Tina Dawn said...

So cute! The last kid with his plaid, just precious. Love T

Lorlore said...

I love all of their great knitted hats and mittens/gloves. You don't see many like those nowadays!!

Jennifer D said...

I just watched something on TV about that exhibit. Oh.... how I would love to see it. He is one of my fav's too. Thanks

yosemite faith said...

one of my dad's favorites! my brother threw away all the old saturday evening posts when my mom died that were in the cottage!!!!!! oh well.......norman rockwell was so 'spot on' with his work - we recognized ourselves every time (is ourselves a word?)

Jen Kershner said...

I'm with you! I'm a huge fan too. They had an exhibit here at our local Childrens Museum and it was amazing!

Paul Duca said...

Despite Norman Rockwell and lots of other advertising, Crest didn't really get traction in the marketplace until it won the American Dental Association stamp of approval.
In fact, at the time it came on the market many thought fluoride was just another toothpaste-selling gimmick, like chlorophyll.

Paul Duca said...

Despite Norman Rockwell and lots of other advertising, Crest didn't really get traction in the marketplace until it won the American Dental Association stamp of approval.
In fact, at the time it came on the market many thought fluoride was just another toothpaste-selling gimmick, like chlorophyll.