Howard Scott (1902-1983) was a billboard designer for many American companies in the mid-twentieth century. He was known for designing billboards with clever one liners and large pictures of friendly, everyday people on them. Scott lived in Manhattan where he could look out over Rockefeller Plaza as he worked on advertisements for companies like Heinz Ketchup, Nash Automotive, and Campbell’s Soup. In the 1940s, Scott won two of the top awards at the 16th Annual Exhibition of Outdoor Advertising from the Art Directors Club of Chicago. His Heinz poster won him the gold medal, while his Nash Motors automobile poster won him the silver medal. Later, Scott served in the Navy during World War II, where he illustrated posters for the U.S. War Information Center. He illustrated 13 covers The Saturday Evening Post from 1941-1945.

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