Tuesday, August 17, 2010
THE FINE LINE OF ART AND COMMERCE - R.O. BLECHMAN'S TV ADS - CIRCA 1966-67
There is nothing sketchy about the video work of Brooklyn-Born, artist and illustrator R.O. Blechman. In fact, his animated efforts paint a vibrant portrait of American television sensibilities in the mid-1960's.
The author of an acclaimed graphic novel, entitled the JUGGLER OF OUR LADY, the cartoonist's black, animated line drawings, displayed over white backgrounds were , both, sharp and well defined, while almost ethereal. They brought an essential hipness to his storytelling.
Blechman's evocative holiday spot, commissioned by CBS-TV in 1966 essays the warmth of the holiday season in just,sixty captivating seconds. His Clio award winning debate between a long-suffering man and his acerbic, acidic stomach for Alka Seltzer was a triumph of advertsing as art.
Posted Below , from the DICKENSCAROLLERS & THE SMASH9GRAB YOU TUBE sites, are both of those extraordinary spots. Enjoy!!!!!
ALKA SELTZER - 1967
SEASON'S GREETINGS FROM CBS - 1966