Dec 15, 2022 - Sale 2625

Sale 2625 - Lot 92

Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,000

HENRY SYVERSON (1918-2007)

Small archive of 13 drawings for a Pan-American Airways (Pan-Am) ad campaign.

Illustrations and sketches for a Pan-Am print ad campaign under the direction of J. Walter Thompson advertising agency, late 1970s. Graphite, pen, and crayon on paper. Average sheet size 216x279 mm; 8 1/2x11 inches; one larger, folded folio sheet, and one mimeographed sheet. See condition report for all images.

Henry "Hank" Syverson was a leading American cartoonist and illustrator whose works appeared in many newspapers and magazines including Saturday Evening Postand The Week. He may be best known as the creator of the ubiquitous late 20th century office poster illustrating four guys laughing hysterically, crying "You Want it When?!" In the 1970s while working for the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency, he was assigned the Pan Am account. The majority of the remaining drawings for this ad campaign are in the permanent collection of the Pan Am Museum Foundation.