M.J.B. Coffee
Original Advertising Illustration
1950-60s Gouache, Charcoal & Pastel



Calvin Anderson

This 1950-60s gouache, ink and pastel on paper vintage advertising illustration for MJB Coffee is by Bay Area painter, printmaker, and designer Calvin Anderson (1925-2023). He studied at CCAC and Art Center College in the 1940s and worked as a commercial art director in San Francisco for 40 years. Anderson created graphics for the SF Ballet for 20 years, and two of his poster designs are in the permanent collection at SFMOMA. Anderson taught Design at SFAI in the 1960s. He was a prolific printmaker in the 1990s-2000s, creating hundreds of minimal, abstract compositions drawing from his love of Modernism and design.

Gouache, Ink & Pastel on Paper
14"x17.75" unframed

Estate stamped lower right. Fair vintage condition, some age toning and foxing.