Author Archives: Jim Clark

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

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Illustration Art, Illustrators | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Current Events, Modernist Posters&Graphics, Poster&Graphic Art, Poster&Graphic Artists | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Art Nouveau/Belle Époque Posters&Graphics, Current Events, Illustrators, Modernist Posters&Graphics, Poster&Graphic Art, Poster&Graphic Artists | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Share Button
Posted in Current Events, Modernist Posters&Graphics, Poster&Graphic Art | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

I DESIRE VINTAGE POSTERS TURNING 30! (PART THREE)

One late evening on arriving at the Torino train station, we were met by five-year-old twin boys each holding their hand made poster. Along with their  parents, they treated us not only royally but also stole our hearts for 3 amazing days! As … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Current Events, Modernist Posters&Graphics, Poster&Graphic Art | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

I DESIRE VINTAGE POSTERS TURNING 30! (PART TWO)

At the time covered by our first I Desire Vintage Posters  anniversary blog ( Jan. 31) , we were, on week-days, occupied with jobs and working evenings and weekends with our vintage poster business. It was a fun, busy and challenging time. Our … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Art Nouveau/Belle Époque Posters&Graphics, Current Events, Poster&Graphic Art | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

WHERE WE’VE BEEN—I DESIRE VINTAGE POSTERS TURNING 30!

On Friday, February 13, 1987 we  began our business as I Desire Vintage Posters. During this month, we will be posting several blogs covering a few highlights of the three decades  of our business and pleasure activities. Our entryway-visual, showing wonders and … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Current Events, Illustration Art, Illustrators, Modernist Posters&Graphics, Poster&Graphic Art | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

AWKWARD AND FASCINATING FIGURES IN VINTAGE GRAPHICS

  http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/pochoir-venetian-ladies-c1920.html One of the joys of our work with vintage fashion graphics is encountering the assurance and brilliance of many of the major artists of the art deco era. Designers like, Georges Lepape, George Barbier, Andre Marty, Umberto Brunelleschi … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Illustration Art, Illustrators, Poster&Graphic Art, Surrealist Posters&Graphics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CHRISTMAS 1943—NEAR AND DEAR

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/artistic-magazines-harpers-bazaar-december-1943.html Long before there was Cyber Monday there was the more direct World War II, presenting, among other things, a weighty Christmas shopping dilemma. Wrapped up in the glorious Christmas shopping number seen above, we bring to you here (with … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Illustration Art, Illustrators, Modernist Posters&Graphics, Surrealist Posters&Graphics | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

REVISITING PERE CASTOR’S SERIES OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS

When I, in the 1990’s first encountered the Pere Castor stories (primarily from the 1930s), it was the illustrative and lithographic strengths which enchanted me. Then, on getting down to the French texts, I was delighted anew by the deft … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Illustration Art, Illustrators | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment