Nicholas Nickleby, Mobil
30 x 46.5 inches
During the 1970s and 1980s, Chwast designed posters, ads, and supporting materials for several “Mobil Showcase” television programs. For this assignment, from art director Sandra Ruch at Mobil, Chwast adapted a British political cartoon from 1821, using the ladder as a device to hold the story’s many Dickensian characters. See The Left-Handed Designer for a more in-depth case study of the ideas and process behind the Nicholas Nickleby advertising.