Author Archives: Jim Clark

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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CATS AND DOGS (ON A PROMOTIONAL TEAR) IN VINTAGE GRAPHICS AND POSTERS 

First of all, the fact that cats and dogs carry a mystique that never ends translates into getting on the good side of prospective customers in the area of graphic art. Their grace and verve install them as powerful sights … Continue reading

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“AMERICA, AMERICA!” AS SEEN BY VINTAGE GRAPHIC POSTERS  (PART TWO)

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/entertainment-nomads-of-the-north-c1920.html Complementing the hyperactive campaign of American life, there is a vigorous endeavor to demonstrate that the US is not only the wildest, but also the most democratically refined place the world has ever seen. Though this, mythos involves as … Continue reading

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“AMERICA, AMERICA!” AS SEEN BY VINTAGE POSTERS  (PART ONE)

  http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/transportation-hawaii-by-clipper-pan-american-world-airways-1948.html Love it or hate it, America is a big story on this little planet! Graphic designers know that its non-stop show-time flicks out a special pop we can’t stop watching. In our two-part coverage of this extravaganza we’ll … Continue reading

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IN TIME FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES: HOW SPORTS FIT IN, AS SEEN BY VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/small-format-gems-up-and-over-c.1940.html There are many sports moments for fun and many sports crescendos for profit. What could be more mainstream and easy to understand? Actually, when you take a steady look at these phenomena, they get surprisingly complicated! For every activity … Continue reading

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BOATS, BUILDINGS AND BREAKTHROUGHS IN VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/transportation-les-poissons-volants-c.1950.html The other day, we attended a design show where two of the speakers were Jay Osgerby, from London, and Alex Mustonen, from Brooklyn. Osgerby’s account of the erudition, planning and energy as to materials, functions and composition was a … Continue reading

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HIDEAWAYS AS SEEN BY VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/artistic-magazines-vogue-april-15-1936.html In the world of vintage posters and graphics there comes to pass an enticement seldom addressed directly. When seduction accruing to products and services is closely scanned, we are struck by the frequency of large-scale abandonment of the busy … Continue reading

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AIMING FOR THE SKIES–PRACTICAL GIFTS WRAPPED IN VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

 http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/fly-by-boac-stratoscruiser-1954.html Modern life could be described as teeming with aspirants to deep and moving spaces while being picked off like quails. Millennial artists swear by falling to such a cull, tranquillized as they are by approval from an insular clientele … Continue reading

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VINTAGE SPORTS GRAPHIC ART–A FUN AFFORDABLE GIFT IDEA!

SNEAK PLAY This year we have had several visits to our studio from the Toronto region bringing us wonderful new inventory from family collections.  Finally we are exposing some of the treasure trove.One collector brought us a  sport’s collection from … Continue reading

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PUTTING ANOTHER SPOTLIGHT ON THOUGHTFUL GIFTS–VINTAGE GRAPHIC SMALL FORMAT GEMS!

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/artistic-magazines-blanco-y-negro-october-1929.html Our cache of the Spanish vintage news, entertainment and arts magazine, Blanco y Negro (Black and White), offers unique and remarkable designs upon their cover and a cornucopia of black and white photos to ponder a while—just the thing … Continue reading

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