Hu» rol (on slirrr year is here—wrap up the season with
York, are very proud indeed to be a part. We are not frustrated
artists nor completely inartistic businessmen; we like to believe
we are an integral part in the business of using art and display ar
rangements to bring to the attention of the American people the
many fine ways of living and the useful products that will make
existence easier, more satisfyingly full, and more stimulating.
For the past twenty-nine years the Art Directors Club of New
York has consecutively produced annuals of art such as this
thirtieth volume. These annuals provide the only permanent,
serious, continous history and, at the same time, forward-look
ing documents of art-for-reproduction in the United States.
This thirtieth edition, however, is not to be construed, in any
sense, as a milestonethe club will produce the thirty-first
edition, and so on into the misty values of the future. But this
volume constitutes our customary annual bow to the artistic
merit of American advertising; to the hundreds of excellent
artists and art directors who have contributed so many fine
pieces to its pages. R. S. Chenault.