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Daniel Pelavin
Coffee, Tea or Chablis?
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Ah, the perils of First Class air travel these days. If it isn't enough of a trial to have to watch the grim faces of the coach passengers as they waddle their way back to steerage, now one must make the tiresome decision between Dom Pérignon and Bouchard Le Corton. For the Wall Street Journal Weekend section: a first class appropriation of AM Cassandre.
Found the perfect scrap in Bob Staake's extensive reference collection, spent considerable time on a detailed exploratory sketch and knocked out a tight sketch with catchy headline to accompany an article on wines offered in First Class.

Alternate text treatments, rendered in afterthought but rejected by the illustrator after copious deliberation.



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