A picture is worth a thousand words

 

Wahls kläder. Ill.: Jane Bark 1976

These posters are advertisements for a clothing company, Wahls kläder 1976. The illustrator Jane Bark is well-known and highly appreciated for her illustrations in the Swedish fashion magazine Femina in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Jane Bark introduced us to a new way of portraying the human body, the way it looks in reality.

She also worked with commercial advertisers such as Wahls kläder (Wahls clothing).  The posters shown here belong to the National Library of Sweden’s ephemera collection. If the original purpose of the posters was to attract potential consumers of fashion clothes, the images are now heading for a second life. The posters will have their new home in our underground depositories in Humlegården for an indefinite period. The collections are available for onsite loan.

Wahls kläder. Ill.: Jane Bark 1973

Wahls kläder. Ill.: Jane Bark 1971

Posters from National Library of Sweden, Collection of Ephemera.

Wahls kläder, Illustrator Jane Bark 1976. Shelfmark: >A1 Qz-qcc 1976

Wahls kläder, Illustrator Jane Bark 1973. Shelfmark: >A1 Qz-qcc_1973

Wahls kläder, Illustrator Jane Bark 1971. Shelfmark: >A1 Qz-qcc_1971

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2 Responses to A picture is worth a thousand words

  1. Ulla Engström skriver:

    Underbara kvinnor i plommonträdet! Tack för att du lät dem komma upp i dagsljuset. Blir lika glad idag över att se Jane Barks bilder som när de var nya på 70-talet.
    Hälsningar
    Ulla E.

  2. Josefina Hård skriver:

    Ja visst tål de att visas många gånger!

    Josefina