‘An Undersea Civilization’, as drawn by commercial artist and pulp illustrator Ken Fagg for a 1954 If magazine cover. It’s a glorious cross between a Chernikov constructivist fantasy and a cake stand cover.


Jac. (Jacob) Jongert’s revolutionary designs for Van Nelle’s teas, coffees and tobacco, not only delivered huge commercial success for the Dutch company, but were highly influential around the world. All of these examples date from 1929 and show an extraordinary mastery of typography, colour and form. More on Jongert here.