Ambrosia Apple Juice
In Greek Mythology, ambrosia is the nectar of the goods, conferring immortality upon whoever drinks it – which is a pretty ambitious claim for a juice made from concentrate. One thing that isn’t an exaggeration, however, is how beautiful this print is advertising the beverage.
Released in 2013, this reproduction of the original Oberpfaffendorfer ad is part of a rare edition of giclée prints. Designed in 1958, the advertisement features an illustration by artist Renée Porraneo, whose relationship with Oberpfaffendorfer dated back to the early 1900s. In this image, Porraneo transports you to the Alps and brings you the memory of crisp, sweet apple juice and the feeling of simpler days.
Will it grant you immortal life? Well, there’s only one way to know for sure.
Year: Reproduced in 2013 from 1958 original
Material: Giclée print
Paper: Hahnemühle museum quality acid-free paper
Size: 26.7 x 33.0 cm (10.5 x 13 in)
Image Size: 20.32 x 28.6 cm (8 x 11.25 in)
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Founded in the early 1900s, Oberpfaffendorfer is a family-run company manufacturing packaged foods. With roots in German-speaking Switzerland, the company is as known for its family loyalty as it is for its packaged “comfort food.” Oberpfaffendorfer fully embraced the frozen food market in the 1950s, and some of its popular products include Neptune Nibblets and its Croquettes. The company slogan, “We’re a mouthful!” plays on the company’s difficult-to-pronounce name, as well as its reputation for hearty food.
Monday, Jul 17, 2017
by Ned Wazowski
Taking a break from the big show
Summer is upon us, and for most of us that means a trip to San Diego for Comic-Con. However, for the first time since 2010, the Curio & Co. staff will be taking a break from the mega convention.
But don’t worry: We won’t just be lolling around the beach. Instead, we’ll be hard at work in the archives preparing some treasures for release from the vault.
So whether you’re headed to San Diego or will just be following all the Comic-Con antics online – Have a great show!
(And then come back and tell us all about it.)