Clazy, Glape, and Lacist—1950's Food and Drink Commercials

Upsetting as the content of these ads may be, on a design level there's an old-fashioned charm to these hand-drawn cartoons. It's almost as hard to image such a simple visual approach to television advertising these days as it is to imagine such glaringly racist subtexts (no dog whistles here). In the first of these commercials, a Chinese baby tries to eat jello with a pair of chopsticks, in the second, a Caucasian man orders beer with a side of fortune cookies, and in the third, three "black currants" done up in blackface sing about the charms of Ribena brand juice. I couldn't locate any information about the artist(s).

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