Artist: LUCIAN BERNHARD Bar-Lock was a particularly popular brand of typewriter produced by the Columbia Typewriter Manufacturing Company from about 1888 through the late This poster was meant to appeal to the company's German.
Today's ad is a classic by Lucian Bernhard. It was one of the first ads in the Plakatstil style. This is where all you have is the name of the brand a picture of the product. It seems pretty basic nowadays but when this came out at the turn of the century it was a major revelation for advertisers.