Publimondial was founded André Roulleaux in 1942 and remained in circulation until 1960. The French journal was published by Art et Publications and was subtitled ‘The Magazine of Graphic Arts and Advertising Technique’. Its large format and rich illustrated content provide a valuable critique of post World War II commercial art and Its development throughout two decades. Although the magazine is primarily concentrated in France and central Europe, Japanese designers such as Hiroshi Ohchi have main features.
Steven Heller describes the magazine as a
‘valiant attempt of the French advertising industry to re-establish its pre-eminence after the end of World War II.’
Heller, Steven – 100 Classic Design Journals, 2014
Here is a selection of covers from the archive.
Donald Brun is one of the most acclaimed Swiss artists and was a co-founder of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).
Jean Colin was known for his highly acclaimed advertising work for clients such as Air France, UAT and Cinzano.