Poster, International Aero Exhibition
These two designs were made for display on the sides of moving trucks. Kauffer depicted Shell-Mex’s associations with energy and speed: a biplane flying through blocks of color and a sports car speeding along a looping track of lines and letters. The skilled quality of the lettering on the Aeroshell poster may reveal one of the first design contributions from Sidney Garrad, Kauffer’s newly hired studio assistant.
It is credited
Collection of Merrill C. Berman.
Its dimensions are
76.2 × 114 cm (30 in. × 44 7/8 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.