Hearst Magazines Introduces the Esquire Art Collection
The Talking Shop Series: These charming editorial gesture drawings were featured in the pages of the earliest issues of Esquire magazine during the 1930's. Each hand-drawn sketch depicts a view of the Esquire man's hobbies and interests—from sports and entertaining, to grooming and culture.
The Esky Portrait Series: The Esky portrait series features the iconic mascot of Esquire magazine's early years. Created by famed cartoonist E. Simms Campbell in collaboration with sculptor Sam Berman, this witty and irreverent popeyed man-about-town appeared on nearly every Esquire cover for twenty years. He was the magazine's earliest symbol of male sophistication and success.
The Ad Series: Esquire Magazine's vintage guidebook advertisements from the 1930's feature Esky—Esquire's irrepressible host to living at its best. He sought to arm readers with the kind of information that only the most savvy editors possessed, an advanced course in how to be a sophisticated man in the best and truest sense of the word
"This collaboration allows Trowbridge to give the Esquire customer an extensive choice in which to accessorize their home with exquisite taste and style," said Martin Trowbridge.
For close to 80 years, Esquire has helped its readers understand and navigate the world - from style and great design to women and politics. Esquire has set a standard, and the new art collection is a natural extension of that mission. With men's increased influence on home purchase decisions, the concept behind Esquire Art is more relevant than ever.
Suggested retail price for the Esquire Art Collection starts at $525 and will be available at Esquire Home retail locations and other specialty stores.
About Hearst Brand Development
Hearst Brand Development is the division of Hearst Magazines responsible for translating the equities of the company's magazine portfolio into brand-enhancing lifestyle product collections. Hearst Magazines is a unit of Hearst Corporation, one of the nation's largest diversified communications companies. Once it completes its acquisition of Lagardère SCA's 100 titles in 14 countries outside of France, Hearst Magazines will publish more than 300 editions around the world, including 20 U.S. titles. Hearst Magazines is a leading publisher of monthly magazines in the U.S. in terms of total circulation and reaches 88 million adults (Spring 2010 MRI).