This is an original 1924 color print of a poster, designed by Jean D' Ylen, advertising Shell Motor Oil.
Period Paper is pleased to offer a rare and exceptional "mini poster" collection of some of the finest examples of poster advertising art of the late 19th and early 20th century. The collection includes color prints, black and white halftone prints, and several lithographs. Although as "mini posters" they are but a fraction of the size of the original, their powerful graphic designs combined with a succinct advertising message make them highly collectible pieces for the popular culture historian, the poster art collector, or those interested in the history of poster design. Please note: these items are from 1924 and are not modern reproductions, copies, or digital prints.
This 87+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. No aging. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
This piece was illustrated by d'Ylen, Jean. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.
Jean D'Ylen (1886-1938)
Born Jean Paul Beguin, the French artist changed his name in 1912 to d'Ylen. He was originally a jewelry designer, but decided to follow his passion after the Great War by becoming a poster illustrator for the advertising firm Vercasson. He was with them for many years, leading in his field, until a disagreement prompted him to sign with Weimer advertising in 1938, who were based in London. Sadly, he died only a few years later, still at the peak of his career.