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Ads from the Past

Despite the fact that advertisements permeate our environment almost to saturation, little has been done to raise the public’s level of awareness … The printed ad represents a category by itself; it is the result of an integrative activity through which art, graphic design, photography, printing, illustration and computer-supported manipulation of images come together.1

Dr. Mihai Nadin

Styx’s The Grand Illusion album cover (A&M Records). Many of René Magritte’s eye-challenging images have, over the years, found their way into advertisements. Here is one based on his popular painting “Le blanc-seing (Carte Blanche),” 1965 ...

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