Monday, May 21, 2012

Dutch Treats

1954 menu cover designs for Holland America Line SS Ryndam, from Dutch designer Reyn Dirksen (1924-1999). Until I stumbled onto Tim Canny's Flickrstream, I was unfamiliar with Dirksen's distinctive poster and illustration work. Unfortunately, the Google offered scarce information about him, and even the Dutch Poster Museum had less to reveal. With further sleuthing, it was apparent that Holland America was his steady client in the 1950s and he produced not only these menus, but many striking posters as well. Common to many of them were the playful imagery—often with faces—and spare typography, as in all of these charming Dutch treats featured below.
Poster for Beverol Summer weight motor oil from Chisholm Gallery
From Christie's auction house.
The milk poster above and the Orangeboom beer poster below are from Live Auctioneers.

1 comment:

  1. Nice detective work. I'd love to see more of his stuff. Hopefully a source will reveal itself.


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