Author Archives: Jim Clark

ANATOMY 0F A LOVE AFFAIR WITH VINTAGE POSTERS

Here’s how the vintage poster love affair began–an email arrived in our mailbox June 10,  2019 from a first time visitor: “I’m intrigued by this Massey Ferguson poster that you have.  I have not really been able to find much … Continue reading

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OVERLOOKED VINTAGE POSTER  GEMS IN OUR INVENTORY PART THREE 

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/transportation-far-east-sas-cranes-1959.html   With this shout-out about vintage posters that seem to be missing in action, we hearken to  the signs of the time, inasmuch as travel has never been such a magnet as it is now. The styles of such … Continue reading

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OVERLOOKED VINTAGE GRAPHIC GEMS IN OUR INVENTORY  PART TWO

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/artistic-magazines-fortune-march-1937.html Our business could well be described as providing wall decor. The virtues of vintage poster design tended to strut-their-stuff on large surfaces, to be glued to outdoor walls. These productions were not to be sneezed at, inasmuch as the … Continue reading

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OVERLOOKED VINTAGE POSTER  GEMS IN OUR INVENTORY  PART ONE

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/entertainment-new-york-worlds-fair-1939.html Here at I Desire Vintage Posters, we have always carefully chosen, for our site, imagery that excites us and would seem to be attractive to many others. But, sometimes, we will have on hand fine vintage posters which the … Continue reading

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THEATRE IN VINTAGE POSTER ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/travel-londons-offer-1938.html There is a glut of movie posters, although you can’t have too many vintage movie posters as created by the astonishing Stenberg brothers, who rocked in the early years of Soviet Russia. (And, of course, there is a pantheon … Continue reading

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THE INNOVATIVE TONE OF VINTAGE GRAPHIC AND POSTER ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/art-deco-rarities-deco-sleigh-c.1920.html In addition to the seduction of its forces on behalf of selling a product or service, vintage graphic art frequently shines a light on the future. How so? The optical resources of excitement in first-rate promotional work, in fact, … Continue reading

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 THE ALLURE OF SPEED, AS CAPTURED BY VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART AND POSTERS 

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/circus-african-riders.html We’re bombarded by the exigency to move vigorously. Shine in motion, or stay in your room. The fascination of sports largely calls upon feats of sizzling motion. Look closely of a big city’s denizens coming to or going from … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS ANTHOLOGY OF CANADIAN STORIES (1965)–ILLUSTRATED  CHILDREN’S BOOK

Cover;12″ x 8 3/4″; 15pp. Original Printer’s Copy Far from good (and too dull to be naughty), our Christmas vintage graphic design blog is not without collateral interest. The writer, John F. Hayes, claims to be putting into print what began … Continue reading

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LITERATURE AFLOAT BY VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART & POSTERS  (PART TWO)

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/publishing-ladies-home-journal-dec-1941.html Proceeding with the link of graphic art and literature, after the disappearance of the Belle Epoque and its internationally galvanized Romanticism, we find an intriguing change on the move. Gone are the rather precious, elaborate garments and the sense … Continue reading

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LITERATURE AFLOAT BY VINTAGE POSTER ART (PART ONE)

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/publishing-le-courrier-francais-1894.html Books still get read (never mind the statistics), but, graphic art no longer seriously joins the push. In the 19th century heyday of ravenous literacy, the subjects of celebrity, history/politics, and science/ technology seldom became a fervid interest. Nor was … Continue reading

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