I sold the two posters illustrated by George Delmerico yesterday (George was the one who was so helpful and kind to me when I found the first set - sadly he passed away last year). The Take Tea And See one is the only one I kept for myself last time, I decided to keep a couple more this time which I will show off here in a minute. First I have to show you George's posters, even though they are sold:
Are they not just perfect? Here is the poster of the yearbook staff, George Delmerico is the one in the back holding the bowler hat:
Another noteworthy contributor to the yearbook that year was the well known artist / photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. He is pictured in the lower right hand corner of this poster for the Graphic Art department:
One of the other posters in the set is a very surreal illustration he did, I don't think this is the one George showed me that Mapplethorpe did as a portrait of him, but it is similar in style for sure:
The two that I chose to keep for myself this time are ones I almost kept last time, but decided to list. I just couldn't let them go a second time!
Nurses handing out pills, and egg grenades. I mean come on, how could I not keep these?!? ;)
I think all the posters are great, of course, but I do have a few other favorites I will highlight here. I have over 40 of them listed in total, if you want to check out the whole collection, just head on over to my Etsy shop - I have a feeling, if this time is anything like last time, that they won't last long!