Author Archives: Jim Clark

THE INIMITABLE L’ILLUSTRATION!

Whereas now we have the internet to put us into a state of dazzlement about the creative energies of the whole wide world, 75 years ago there was L’Illustration, the flagship of the French fleet of vehicles of visual impact.  

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THE ERTÉ TOUCH

Erté (Romain de Tirtoff [1892-1990]) declined to go along with the urging of his father, an admiral of the Russian fleet, to take up a military career; but, notwithstanding, his was an endeavor as a navigator and warrior, of a … Continue reading

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A FORTUNE (OF GRAPHICS) IN FORTUNE (THE MAGAZINE)

                           Fortune February 1937  Antonio Petruccelli (cover artist) Whereas in Europe, particularly France, the rapid advances in printing technology in the era closing out the 19th century and opening out the 20th century were promptly and gloriously pressed into the … Continue reading

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BJARKE INGELS AND THE NEW BIG

Bjarke Ingels is a young Danish architect who has generated a wealth of interest amongst those who look to architectural design to help pull us out of the protracted doldrums of public life, and private life.

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BACK TO SCHOOL: PUTTING ONE’S BEST FOOT FORWARD!

                                                     A 50′s co-ed, working late!

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A REAL DEAL THAT NO ONE SEEMS TO WANT : KIM NGUYEN’S WAR WITCH

In 2011, Montreal filmmaker, Kim Nguyen, traveled to the Democratic Congo Republic to film his scenario/screenplay, War Witch. In 2012, it garnered Best Actress award at the Berlin Film Festival, an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Picture and Best … Continue reading

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MORE THAN A GAME: SPORTS AS SEEN BY VINTAGE GRAPHICS

  Oftentimes, it is the setting that provides the main delight within a sports moment. The football game occasion, eclipsed by miniature golf, which is in turn upstaged by the bumpin’ refreshment corridor.

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THE BEAUTIFUL NIGHTMARES OF LEOS CARAX

The past few days we’ve been at TIFF many times to see the full output of a largely unappreciated film master, Leos Carax (b. 1960). Here we shall only try to briefly get to the nub of this complex, incisive … Continue reading

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OLD GRAPHICS, SURPRISINGLY YOUNG

Thank you for celebrating with us  our One-Hundredth I Desire Vintage Poster blog! We’ll take a look at graphics a hundred years old (and then some). Though they’ve been around quite a while, these works are far from obsolete. Here … Continue reading

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THE LABEQUES: CLASSICAL MUSIC AND A CHANGING WORLD

Katia and Marielle Labeque, sisters, duo pianist virtuosos and celebrities, turned many heads in the classical music orbit of the 1980′s and 1990′s with their vivacious musicality coming out of a strong commitment to the music of George Gershwin. At … Continue reading

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