You know the work of David Klein even if you don't know you know it. He was the man who did those wild TWA travel posters in the 1960s.
Last month, a gallery in New York had an auction of his works -- not just individual pieces or pieces from some collector. No, it was the entire contents of his personal home studio including original works that have probably not seen the light of day since he created them decades ago.
I perused the catalogue marveling at his work. The travel posters are great, but I nearly fell over when I saw some of the other work being auctioned -- including the original sketches (pictured) and collages for an advertising campaign he did for First National City Bank of New York (now known as Citi Bank). Being the lover that I am of great design and animals, I put an absentee bid on two of these animal lots and won!
So, in order to share a little sample of the work he did for the bank, I created a new web site, the link to which will be found to the right of this entry under "Links."
Please take a look at another example of the great work done by this wonderful illustrator.