Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Win A Buck A Breck - Illustration by John Alcorn 1970


A beautiful double-page illustrated advert measuring 20¹⁄₄" x 13¹⁄₈" originally published by SEVENTEEN magazine in April, 1970. The illustration is signed by the artist, but unfortunately I can't decipher the signature. (See final photograph.) UPDATE 25/2/2014: The mystery regarding the signature has now been solved, illustration by John Alcorn.


                                                              WIN A BUCK A BRECK

If you can count every Breck on these pages, you can win a dollar a Breck, plus $10,000. We Want you to remember the Breck name. Not just for our shampoo, but for as many other Breck hair-care products as well. So to get you to remember our name, we invite you to play our name-counting game. The more accurately you can count, the more money you can win! First prize...$10,000 plus $1 for every Breck you count correctly, 10 second prizes of $1,000 each, 50 third prizes of $100 each, 500 fourth prizes of a General Electric Hairsetter.
















 Artist's Signature.


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                All images & original text scanned by Sweet Jane from SEVENTEEN magazine, April 1970. 

5 comments:

  1. It's got to be John Alcorn. You've posted a few of his illustrations here already. His Pocohontas book was brilliant.

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    1. Good call Caspar! I love John's work, the signature was so faint on the original I could just about make out John but wasn't sure about the rest, I bet you are correct though!! I must take a look to see if I can find his signature on something, most of the work I have by him is just initialed. Thanks!

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    2. It's definitely John's work, I found an example of his signature and they match perfectly, mystery solved, thanks again!

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    3. You're welcome! There are bits of the aforementioned book of Alcorn's all over the internet. Have a look at http://somuchpileup.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/pocahontas-in-london.html. It should be right up your street.

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    4. I've only ever seen the cover of the book previously, have always wanted to see inside...Amazing Work!

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