Thursday, July 5, 2012

Hills Department Store Ad Art 1966 & 67

Here's a few renderings of the Hills Department Stores that were featured in 1960s Grand Opening promotional newspaper ads that appeared in the Lorain Journal. The one at the top is from October 1966 and the lower one is from a year later.

The Hills store on Route 57 out in South Lorain was more like the 1966 version with the huge logo on the building. As a graphic designer, I still like the simplicity and style of that logo.

By the way, one of my early 1960s memories was of getting in the car because the family was heading out to "Hills" – and then upon arriving, being disappointed that "Hills" was a store and not a travel destination.

I guess I was kind of dumb!

1 comment:

Randall Chet said...

Only a kid growing up in the flatlands of Northern Ohio can appreciate getting excited about going to the "Hills". I remember our trips to my cousin's in southern Ohio because of hills! Oh - I liked going to Hills the dept store too!