This is a favorite book, the 1971 New York Art Directors Club of New York Annual. It has a ballsy no-nonsense typographical structure and layout. The work is very much the hero and not the designer of the book, but having said that, I love the design. But most of all I love the look and copy in the advertising.
We are talking about the era of great ideas, wonderful copy and photography. Equally great work in a similar vein was being produced here in the UK. But those days of long lovingly written copy, with witty headlines, are a thing of the past. We live in a visually driven age of advertising. Advertising that has to communicate instantly and globally.
Who knows perhaps one-day intelligent and beautifully written ads will return. Anything is possible