San Francisco’s Art Clubs 1958 — 1984

In 1958, the 10TH Annual Exhi­bi­tion of San Fran­cisco Adver­tising Art was a part­ner­ship of The Art Direc­tors Club and the Society of Designers & Illus­tra­tors. In 1962, the San Fran­cisco Society of Illus­tra­tors was founded. Some time before 1964, the San Fran­cisco Art Direc­tors And Artists Club was estab­lished. Then Bill Hyde designed the new logo and it became, in 1965, the Art Direc­tors And Artists Club Of San Fran­cisco.

In 1971, after copy­writers and other graphic talent joined the club, the title became the San Fran­cisco Society of Commu­ni­cating Arts. In 1984, SFADC, the San Fran­cisco Art Direc­tors Club was located at Fort Mason.

Members Contribute Their Talents
Contributing to the success of these clubs, were the many members who offered their exper­tise, time and energy.
The 1967 ADASF Exhi­bi­tion Annual (6”x 6”)
These photos (credit for photos is unavail­able) show just some of those who contributed their assis­tance for the success of the 1967 event. (Adele Smith was paid, but she contributed much, much, more than her job descrip­tion.)

Posters And Mailers
For annual exhi­bi­tions, special events and member­ship drives — various members created the design for each promo­tion and enlisted the generous help from copy­writers, typog­ra­phers and lith­o­g­ra­phers. Here are just a few as exam­ples.

1 1966 ADASFCALL FOR ENTRIES” for the 17th Exhi­bi­tion
Created by : Chris Blum, Typog­raphy : Timely Typog­raphy, Lith­o­g­raphy : Gordon Dettner Printers

2 1967 ADASFLUV-​IN” Surprise Party for the club’s secre­tary, Adele Smith
Created by : Bill Hyde, Copy by : Alice Harth /​Harriet Hunter, Typog­raphy : Reardon & Krebs, Lith­o­g­raphy : NAVH San Fran­cisco Printers

3 1967 ADASF “A NOBLEGESTURE’” Member­ship Offer
Created by : Ann Thompson, Typog­raphy : Reardon & Krebs Lith­o­g­raphy : Dobson, Inc.

4  1968 ADASF “eureka ! a minia­ture gold rush!”
Created by : Gerald Melcher, Typog­raphy : Head­liners & Falk Typog­raphy, Lith­o­g­raphy : Pacific Lith­o­graph, Co.

5 1968ADASF WELCOMES COPYWRITERS
Created by : Mike Bull, (No other credits avail­able)

6 1968ADASF MEMBERSHIP OFFER
Created by : Ann Thompson, Copy­writer : Larry McDer­mott, Typog­raphy : Rapid Typog­ra­phers,
Lith­o­g­raphy : Leisen­ring Printing

7 1969 ADASF & SF WRITERS CLUB “The 1969 Commu­ni­ca­tions Fair”, twelve page brochure
Created by : Jerry Huff (show chairman), Five full page illus­tra­tions : Ed Taber, Typog­raphy : Reprotype Studio, Lith­o­g­raphy : Peter Wells Press

8 1970 SAN FRANCISCO AD CLUB Request for avant-​garde submis­sions
Created by : Primo Angeli (Included in a collec­tion of “Images Of An Era : The Amer­ican Poster” spon­sored by Smith­sonian Insti­tu­tion, 1976)

9  1969 ADASFGENISIS 1FILM EVOLUTION (An Exciting Collec­tion of Student Films)
Created by Mike Bull, (No other credits listed)

10  1984 SFADCGREAT IDEAS THAT DIDN’T FLY”- COMP SHOW, Call for Entries
Created by : A.D. Perry Gorchov, Design & Illus­tra­tion & Hand-​lettering : Dugald Stermer, Co-​Design : Ron Chan, Lith­o­g­raphy : Cannon Press /​Charles Douglas Litho

Ann

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