Author Archives: Jim Clark

FROM FARM TO TABLE CAPTURED BY VINTAGE POSTERS

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/boccasile-l-anonima-grandine-1937.html While global warming complicates the need for nourishment these days, from the perspective of our vintage poster reservoir we cruise along quite alright. Though the strengths of 75 or so years ago might have little to do for the … Continue reading

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WHITE AS SNOW, WARM AS FIRE: THE FACTOR OF WHITE IN VINTAGE POCHOIR GRAPHICS

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/pochoir-la-derniere-lettre-persane-1920-gbt.html In Paris (and elsewhere in France), you’ll notice how many of the structures have chosen variants of white for their surfaces. From distant centuries, they tell us their subtleties and their heart. Not surprisingly, then, the reservoir of French … Continue reading

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MOSAIC MAGIC COLLECTION Part Two

Though we all know birds trace back to dinosaurs, so many species are so streamlined these days they seem to be very recent. Here, however, though not looking prehistoric, the pheasant is given a definitely old-fashioned brand. Its modest brown … Continue reading

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A VINTAGE MOMA MOMENT

  Here is an art deco toaster. A what?! Yes, even rather workaday home appliances became a mission for the deco imperative. The proportions are exquisite, the metalwork is a joy, the decorative touches are as chic as a prize … Continue reading

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MOSAIC MAGIC COLLECTION Part One

Mosaics have been produced for thousands of years. The whimsy of patterning stones and other durable elements has long been a means of expressing the delight, beauty and strangeness of the surroundings and oneself. Moreover, mosaics have played an important … Continue reading

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VINTAGE POSTERS PERTAINING TO THE MATERIALS OF WAR

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/canadian-collection-the-empires-strength-c.1940-canada.html When war becomes a subject, we tend to concentrate upon horrific violence, astounding machinery, political gamesmanship and lands left in ruin. The world of vintage war posters tends to celebrate a combatant’s power and virtue in the course of … Continue reading

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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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