Announcement cover for General Electric

I was employed by Maritz Motivation Company,from 1969 until 1980, to create illustrations to be used in direct mail to their clients. I also created illustrations to be used in the Maritz book of awards. Maritz provided incentive awards for most of the corporations in the United States. These awards were primarily trips to countries around the world and merchandise from the Maritz award catalog. We employees used the term sell big win big to describe  what Maritz provided for clients. The illustrations that I created for Maritz, used in this post, were created for a direct mail announcement to participants selling General Electric products. One of the awards was a trip to Switzerland. My reference used for these illustrations was from the Maritz slide library. Today the images would probably be photographs enhanced in photoshop. Below are other illustrations used in this mailer. I used Dr.Martin’s dyes and magic Markers on illustration board to create these illustration.

two page spread of Switzerland scene by John Dyess

buildings in a Switzerland city by John Dyess



  1. Glenn Myers says:

    Maybe. But Photoshop wouldn’t do what you provided. No way. No how.

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