Sunday’s ad is for the Bierbrauerei Falken Schaffhausen, from 1940. From the late 1800s until the 1970s, poster art really came into its own, and in Europe a lot of really cool posters, many of them for breweries, were produced. This poster was made for the Bierbrauerei Falken Schaffhausen, or Falcon Brewery, of Schaffhausen, Switzerland. The brewery was founded in 1799, and is still in business today, and is “considered the only independent brewery in the Schaffhausen region,” and is Switzerland’s 5th largest brewery. This one is for their beer generally, referred to as simply Falken-Brau. The artist signed his name simply Sandoz. It may have been Edouard-Marcel Sandoz, who was primarily a sculptor, but he did also paint, as well, so it’s possible he did commercial work, too.
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