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DETROIT…MOTOROLA “House of the Future” ads painted by Charles Scridde

k2dtw Submitted by k2dtw
January 28th, 2012
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This was some automotive illustrations painted by Charles Scridde …

Allee this is so exciting, the MOTOROLA  Ads were done in Detroit 1961-62.
Charlie Schridde… April 30, 1926–May 15, 2011… was the artist for the Motorola “House of the Future” ads…
Charlie Schridde grew up in the mid-west, and was one of the top illustrators in Detroit working as a freelance artist for the many/various Art Studio’s in Detroit.
In the 1960′s, when he was at the New Center Studios in Detroit, they got the Motorola account.   Charlie Schridde won their in-house contest to create a scene that would be…”A neat place to watch tv”…
A copy of the 1963 Detroit Art Directors Annual shows, Charlie Scridde, 28 W. Bethume, Detroit, Mi.
Charles Schridde is all over Google w/the fabulous 1960′s Motorola Ads!!!
Charlie Schridde… April 30, 1926–May 15, 2011

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4 Responses to “DETROIT…MOTOROLA “House of the Future” ads painted by Charles Scridde”

  1. k2dtw k2dtw says:

    Thank you, Charles Schidde was the artist/illustrator that created the fabulous “Motorola” Ads in 1961-1962 while working at the “New Center Studios” in Detroit. I read that “New Center Studios” was founded in 1943, and was one of the largest art studios in the world at that time. They were located in the Penobscot Bldg. in the 1960′s when the Motorola Ads were being “painted” by artist/illustrator Charlie Schidde. When illustration started to fade, Charlie went on to enjoy a long career in photography in automotive advertising.
    Thanks again to Anita Delrio for posting the fab-u-lous Motorola Ads on AWMOK, I really loved seeing them.

  2. Markydoodle Markydoodle says:

    All great, what a wonderful post. That first picture is something!

  3. k2dtw k2dtw says:

    Thank you, I was hoping you would find this… I’m thinkin’ that first picture probably has a Motorola Tv on the deck/patio somewhere??…smile
    Hard to imagine that when I was a kid/teen…doing kid/teen things in my own little world, Charlie Schridde (and hundreds of illustrators like him) were creating/painting these fab ads in highrise art studios in downtown Detroit!!.. Detroit AdMen???..

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