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1930 Art Instruction, Commercial Design Book Set - SALE

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Very rare Federal Schools Inc. Commercial Design books. Includes 8 books: Division 4 thru 11.

Art Instruction Schools, better known to many as Art Instruction, Inc., is a home study correspondence course providing training in cartooning and illustration.

The company is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota where it was founded in 1914 as a branch of the Bureau of Engraving, Inc., to train illustrators for both the growing printing industry and the Bureau itself. Artists who received this training through these home study courses entered the fields of newspapers, printing and advertising.

Two of the school's instructors were cartoonist Mort Walker and Minneapolis native Charles M. Schulz (later of Peanuts fame).

• Complied and edited by Joseph Almars
• Copyright is 1930
• Each book size is 8 1/4 x 13 3/4
• All of the books (except #11) have pull out sheets with drawing samples.
• Includes a 3 page typed letter to a student "Miss Mary Armer" dated 1929. Very neat!
• They are all in good condition with a little yellowing and some worn edges.
• These books will be shipped within 48 hours of payment.
• It will be nicely wrapped in tissue paper.
• All items are from a smoke-free environment.

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Here is more info about the history of the school: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Instruction_Schools

1930 Art Instruction, Commercial Design Book Set - SALE


  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Material: art instruction books
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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