Author Archives: Jim Clark

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

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/small-format-gems-independence-peugeot-1933.html   http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/small-format-gems-independence-peugeot-1933-anonymous.html The term, “small-format,” tends, it seems, to be a non-starter in the graphic art field, where large-scale poster designs are the beginning and end of the experience. Today (and in several other blogs to come) we’ll try … Continue reading

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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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