Category Archives: Art Deco Posters&Graphics

THE YIN AND THE YANG OF VINTAGE POSTER ART!

We’re bullish on a new movie just arrived in town, namely, Hou Hsiao Hsien’s The Assassin! The star/ protagonist is named Yinniang and her story is all about Yin and Yang. Being a professional killer you’d have to say she’s … Continue reading

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THAT 1940s LOOK AND HEART!

The 1940s brought to light, as with earlier decades and epochs, wonders of invention and tantalizing glimpses of sensibility teetering upon really breaking loose. Perhaps because that moment of the forties came to be pummelled by war of unprecedented ferocity … Continue reading

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WEEGEE–FILLING OUT BOTH SIDES OF GRAPHIC DISCOVERY

By great good fortune we have, this very week, started to come to grips with Bernard Villemot (1911-1989), in accordance with our Poster of the Month for November, one of the most patrician graphic designers; and Arthur Fellig (stumbled upon … Continue reading

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FEASTS ARE GOOD FOR YOU

The autumn time of year we’re now well underway with tends to be a time for enjoying rich foods and beverages. Here we go, then, with some culinary graphic designs which convey, with real panache, the gusto of dining! Gino … Continue reading

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THE POWERS OF SOLITUDE IN VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

The bountiful graphic instalment of lithographic marketing tends to be a blazingly public affair. Much of the stream of vignettes to that effect involves figures more or less directly addressing the public concerning the virtues of the product or service. … Continue reading

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VINTAGE GRAPHICS ALERT TO MUSIC : Second Cut

                        Mundial Dance 1913;F. Dumat;14″ x 10 5/8″;A,P, Song Sheet This little music sheet with the big color component uncovers that vein of lyrical delight whereby the power is … Continue reading

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VINTAGE GRAPHICS ALERT TO MUSIC: First Cut

La Chanson au Volant 1934;Charles Roussel;14″ x 10 5/8″;A,P, Song Sheet Those of you who do dance clubs or otherwise access DJ incitements might have noticed how the aural powers lead the way to tempering tactile and optical presence. Bad … Continue reading

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HIGH HOPES–VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART WITH A VIEW TO MOUNTAINS

Having just spent some quality time in the Rockies, we are more than ever appreciative of the strong impact imparted by lithos driven by high country! There are so many implications deriving from that thrust upward that we have to … Continue reading

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REPEATED MOTIFS IN VINTAGE GRAPHIC POSTERS

D. H. Evans Fashion Wise 1950s;Arpad Elfer;30″ x 40″;A-, Silkscreen We live in a fairly solid context (animal; vegetable; mineral); but we live in something else, not so easily enumerated. To do justice to this latter range of experience graphic … Continue reading

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VINTAGE SPANISH GRAPHICS–DRAMA TO THE MAX!

Sevilla 1925;Juan Miguel;61″ x 41″; B+,L Vintage Spanish lithographic design was not so much about pioneering into the lithographic, technical inventions of the late 19th century nor was it about the audacious historical reflections of that era, which were very much … Continue reading

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