Author Archives: Jim Clark

FRIENDLY  SKIES WITH A DIFFERENCE IN VINTAGE POCHOIR ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/pochoir-un-peu-d-air-1921-gbt.html One of the most striking confirmations of the wide-spread spirit of radical innovation in early-twentieth-century Europe is an endeavor seldom, if ever, noticed. While the Communist Manifesto cascaded from strengths to strength in those days, a far more trenchant … Continue reading

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THE FASCINATING CLOSENESS OF ADVERTISING POSTER STAMPS TO VINTAGE POSTERS!

Years ago we acquired a splendid portfolio of pre-World-War-I German lithographic vintage posters in small-format. As if that were not enough, the publication, with Germanic thoroughness, included a booklet describing and including examples of postage-stamp supplements in the form of … Continue reading

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SENSATIONAL DESIGN IN VINTAGE POSTER ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/publishing-salon-des-cent-1899.html To say that a priority of flashy sensations is in the air these days is not telling you anything you don’t already know. A recent and generally decried Nicolas Refn film, The Neon Demon (2016), tackles the rabid self-assertion … Continue reading

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WIDE-OPEN GENIUS–AT A TORONTO LANDFILL (A DESIGN BLOG)

When you consider the must-haves for a major city, what do you think of? Whatever the choice, I doubt it comes up impromptu constructions from out of a rather remote landfill! But this past week we were awakened by precisely … Continue reading

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VINTAGE POSTERS–IN HOMMAGE TO A GREAT MEAL!

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/food-beverages-olio-radino-c.1950.html One of our most lasting memories from European travels was the special care given to food, and lingering over a meal. The French phrase, “A table!” [dinner ‘s ready], is like a fanfare for an exciting show and discovery. … Continue reading

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PART THREE: BRUNELLESCHI ILLUSTRATIONS FOR de MUSSET PROSE WORKS

The first illustrated volume of the prose selections, of the complete works of de Musset (1949), consists of the writer’s rebellion-flourish, Confession of a Child of the Century. Accordingly, the text has evoked from our graphic designer some blue-chip nudes … Continue reading

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Many would say that a bird in a cage is a diminished and unhappy bird. They’ve never carefully watched a canary in a cage.

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PART TWO: BRUNELLESCHI ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE WORK OF ALFRED DE MUSSET

You will discover that, whereas with the first instalment (as to poetry) of our review of the Brunelleschi-illustrated full output of Alfred de Musset’s writings (1949), the key is of erotic fantasy, with the 3-volume theatre works the priority has … Continue reading

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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

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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

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