Author Archives: Jim Clark

SENSATIONAL DESIGN IN VINTAGE POSTER ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/publishing-salon-des-cent-1899.html To say that a priority of flashy sensations is in the air these days is not telling you anything you don’t already know. A recent and generally decried Nicolas Refn film, The Neon Demon (2016), tackles the rabid self-assertion … Continue reading

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WIDE-OPEN GENIUS–AT A TORONTO LANDFILL (A DESIGN BLOG)

When you consider the must-haves for a major city, what do you think of? Whatever the choice, I doubt it comes up impromptu constructions from out of a rather remote landfill! But this past week we were awakened by precisely … Continue reading

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VINTAGE POSTERS–IN HOMMAGE TO A GREAT MEAL!

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/food-beverages-olio-radino-c.1950.html One of our most lasting memories from European travels was the special care given to food, and lingering over a meal. The French phrase, “A table!” [dinner ‘s ready], is like a fanfare for an exciting show and discovery. … Continue reading

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PART THREE: BRUNELLESCHI ILLUSTRATIONS FOR de MUSSET PROSE WORKS

The first illustrated volume of the prose selections, of the complete works of de Musset (1949), consists of the writer’s rebellion-flourish, Confession of a Child of the Century. Accordingly, the text has evoked from our graphic designer some blue-chip nudes … Continue reading

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CARLEY

Many would say that a bird in a cage is a diminished and unhappy bird. They’ve never carefully watched a canary in a cage.

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PART TWO: BRUNELLESCHI ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE WORK OF ALFRED DE MUSSET

You will discover that, whereas with the first instalment (as to poetry) of our review of the Brunelleschi-illustrated full output of Alfred de Musset’s writings (1949), the key is of erotic fantasy, with the 3-volume theatre works the priority has … Continue reading

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A TRULY DELUXE ILLUSTRATED PUBLICATION

In 1995 we trained down from Paris to Versailles early one Sunday morning. There was a market of antiquities, but very few items for us. Almost in desperation about the slim pickings, we did notice and buy a 12-volume, stunning … Continue reading

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I DESIRE VINTAGE POSTERS TURNING 30! (PART 6)

THANKING THE MANY FOR THEIR INVALUABLE SUPPORT ! Perhaps a rather small matter, but a portent of our good fortune in encountering a host of warm and generous associates along our odyssey with vintage graphic art, here was our first … Continue reading

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I DESIRE VINTAGE POSTERS TURNING 30! (PART 5)

INTERNET FOREVER! There is one more major consideration in covering our internet days, and that is the promotional feature of Social Media. The core of our engaging potential clients online, over and above our website, is the I Desire Vintage Posters Facebook. … Continue reading

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I DESIRE VINTAGE POSTERS TURNING 30! (PART FOUR)

We welcome the World Wide Web  in 2000! Our first sighting of the rich vein of vintage poster art happened in New York City. After many years of cherishing the City as a seductive hub of dance, fine art and … Continue reading

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