"Drawing with Pen & Ink"
(Author: Arthur Guptill, published in USA - 1928)
While working in America in the 1920's, Walter Jardine, recognised as one of the leading exponents of his time in black and white art, was invited to contribute several illustrations for Arthur Guptill's book "Drawing with Pen and Ink". This image is perhaps one of his most recognisable, and a fine example of the intricate detail he was able to skilfully create.
Advertising in the 1920s
'The 1920s boom propelled Sydney into the position of the nation’s premier advertising city … Commercial artists were also aided by the interwar expansion of Sydney’s advertising industry and the improved printing technology utilised by the press. Walter Jardine was perhaps the most famous commercial artist of this generation.... his artwork for Akubra Hats, Arnott's Biscuits and Tooth's beer is particularly noteworthy'.
Quoted with kind permission of the author Professor Robert Crawford, Associate Dean, Research & Innovation, School of Media & Communication, RMIT University