Author Archives: Jim Clark

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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VINTAGE POSTERS FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR HEALTH

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/products-services-viburniode-giry.html The world of vintage posters tends to lean heavily on joy and stirring adventures. Resorting to the topic of restoring health would be a relatively minor matter; but nevertheless the confrontation of difficulty and malaise is a subject putting … Continue reading

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IRIS VAN HERPEN AND HER BREAKAWAY DECADE

You look for it, but it seldom comes–namely, output of a reflective warrior! In addition to Iris Van Herpen’s decade on the wild side, there is the second shock that the young Dutch visionary is a doyen of haute couture, … Continue reading

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“GIVE A LITTLE WHISTLE” NORTH AMERICAN ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN’S PRODUCTIONS

Though in our searches in Europe for lilting graphic art, we have often thrilled to the remarkable resources of vintage children’s illustrated books, we find that our collection is almost empty of North American products. There is, however, a 78 … Continue reading

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I DESIRE VINTAGE POSTERS ; INTERVIEW by the IVPDA

Meet Our Dealers: I Desire Vintage Posters IVPDA Interview Series Name: Jim and Valerie Clark Website: www.idesirevintageposters.com Telephone: 416-977-7932 Email: vintageclark@gmail.com Address: 438 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada – by Appointment Why and when did you become a dealer? We … Continue reading

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DOMESTICITY IN VINTAGE POSTER ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/pochoir-le-nid-de-pinsons-1922-gbt.html A pochoir tending to the home front comprises, for most people, an endless and fascinating endeavor. Thereby, when attracting a product, a graphic artist will often look to that scene for the means of winning over a customer to … Continue reading

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THE ROLE OF LANDSCAPE IN POCHOIR VINTAGE GRAPHICS  

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/pochoir-manteau-de-fourrure-1924-gbt.html Although we have been closely attending to pochoir art deco fashion plates for decades, it only occurred to us recently that a large percentage of those gems activate fascinating interplays between the very well-dressed figures and the equally very-notable landscape. … Continue reading

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THE MEDITERRANEAN FACTOR IN VINTAGE POSTER ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/travel-les-poissons-volants-c.1950.html The extraordinary beauty and mystery of the various shores and skies of the Mediterranean Sea become, in the Golden Age of lithographic poster art, portrayals serving the dawning of the Age of Consumerism. When you consider the transactions involved … Continue reading

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