Category Archives: Art Deco Posters&Graphics

A GRAND TOUR OF GRAPHIC GOLDMINES!

Buvez du Vin 1933; Leonetto Cappiello; 63″ x 47″; A-,L These days, we seldom travel to acquire our inventory of vintage posters and smaller-scale graphics. Instead, we have energetic and trustworthy diggers of items, sending photos of what we might want. Today we … Continue reading

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SLEEK AND GRITTY NOCTURNAL GRAPHIC DESIGNS  

Flying Over Avalon 1940;Ruehl Heckman;14 1/4” x 10 ½ ”;A, P I’ve always found the endeavors of those who work at night to be strangely special. Someone toiling in an office tower or studio after midnight comes to mind as … Continue reading

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FABULOUS LADIES’ PARTY WEAR—LISTENING TO THE BEAT OF NECESSARY LUXURY IN VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

Fourrures Max, Leroy and Schmid 1912;Charles Martin;11″ X 7 5/8″;A, P When frigid New Year’s Eve seems to check mate one’s hopes for fanning the flames, there is always an answer in the form of furs comprising a cozy house … Continue reading

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DRESSED TO KILL—FORMAL ATTIRE IN GRAPHIC ART

Salem Gold 1914;Anonymous;10 1/8″ x 7 3/8″;A,P; litho from Die Reklame The Party Season is upon us; and we felt that showing vintage graphic art vignettes of serious party animals would be fun and edifying. In this instalment we’ll let … Continue reading

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PARIS, THAT GOLDMINE OF GRAPHIC ART!

Pacha Noir 1890s;Jules-Alexandre Grun; 48″ X 34″; B+, L About 1890, Parisian artist, Jules Cheret, discovered an efficient and low-cost technique for the production of lithographs, leading to a torrent of advertising graphics adding even more brilliance, delight and mystery to the … Continue reading

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ZELDA ILLUMINATES OUR COLLECTION!

This week, for the first time, our blog does not centre upon instances of graphic design redolent of an avant-garde of the early twentieth century. Instead we’re catching up with a current magazine which has delighted us for years now, … Continue reading

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WHEN OCEANS WERE DEEP–PASSENGER SHIPS ON THE ATLANTIC

 Allan Line Royal Mail  c.1910;To and From Canada;James S. Mann;40”x25”;A-,P Before aviation hit its stride, but after sailing ships were retired, steamships (designed with great care) were the main link between Europe and North America. In this blog we’ll narrow … Continue reading

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WAY DOWN YONDER: A NEW DAY ON OLD TURF

We recently did some work with the R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport, Louisiana. This, we have found to our delight, is a remarkable collection of American and European painting, sculpture, decorative art, vintage graphic art and vintage books (historical … Continue reading

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NOTHING SKETCHY ABOUT THE SKETCH

The British periodical known as The Sketch (1893-1959) took upon itself the project of showing “aristocracy” in a positive light. In addition to its coverage of expensive events and pampered heirs and heiresses, it was able to attract illustrators and–most … Continue reading

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THE SPECIAL MOMENT IN VIEW IN VINTAGE FORTUNE MAGAZINES

Back for a closer look at the design package that kicked off this blogsite (on September 3, 2012), we’re especially drawn to an ad (from the January, 1931 issue) for office furniture. The furniture itself is totally lacklustre. But the … Continue reading

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