Category Archives: Art Deco Posters&Graphics

An Epochal Transformation within the Covers of a Vintage Magazine

16 ” x 12″ The long-standing deluxe French magazine, L’Illustration, was wont to pull out the stops in gifting its readers in the Christmas edition a feast for the mind and eyes. The edition of 1923 (consisting of 250 pages) went even … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Illustration Art, Illustrators | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

MACHINE AGE POSTER “DINOSAURS” SHOWING LOTS OF LIFE

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/graphic-design-hermes-c.1950.html One of the perks included in working with “obsolete” imagery is the bonus of realizing and exploring how its many strengths offer initiatives in our century. Configurations long gone leave a residue we turn away from at our peril, … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Illustration Art, Industrial Design, Modernist Posters&Graphics, Poster&Graphic Art, Poster&Graphic Artists | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

OBSCURE BUT NOT IRRELEVANT OFFERINGS BY BIG NAMES IN VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

  http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/graphic-design-dole-pineapple-1938.html Sometimes a graphic artist has a creative reason (perhaps more than one) to stay small. There may be a clutch of motives for putting tableau-scale poster work aside; and in this report I’d like to put them in … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Art Nouveau/Belle Époque Posters&Graphics, Modernist Posters&Graphics, Poster&Graphic Art, Poster&Graphic Artists | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

OUR VINTAGE POSTER GALLERY TREASURE TROVE !

The permanently situated framed vintage posters (for sale) in our entrance-way gallery and the rotating display of unframed vintage posters in our studio combine to provide in a flash (the speed, in fact, posters get going with blowing us away) … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Current Events, Modernist Posters&Graphics, Poster&Graphic Art, Surrealist Posters&Graphics | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

RALLYING FROM ADVERSITY– ADVENTURE DESIGN BY FORTUNE MAGAZINE

Fortune February 1937 ;Antonio Petruccelli;13 3/4″ x 11″;A-,P; complete magazine These days financial reversals are a dark cloud we try to put in perspective. A most elegant and resolved instance of picking up the pieces can be found in the … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Current Events, Illustration Art, Poster&Graphic Art, Poster&Graphic Artists | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A MOVIE HOUSE HEAVEN, HERE IN TOWN!

The Rainbow Theatre, in Toronto, is that rare conjunction of a staff of young, savvy and sweet devotees, a fabulously appointed vehicle and movies that matter. Housed in a former deep underground parking lot across from the ancient St. Lawrence … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Current Events, Illustration Art, Industrial Design, Modernist Posters&Graphics, Performance Art | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

APPRECIATING SOME OF OUR  BEST !

We’re rounding out the year of design blogs with a fond farewell to some vintage graphics sold in 2015. They’re a varied array; but each has a kick all its own! http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/travel.html

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Modernist Posters&Graphics, Poster&Graphic Art, Poster&Graphic Artists, Surrealist Posters&Graphics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

PEPPY AND WONDERFUL VANTAGE POINTS IN VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

Graphic designers (even today) live to light a fire under the viewer, in hopes that the attractiveness and excitement of the evocation will create an irresistible demand for a specific product or service and that the irresistibility will lift the … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Modernist Posters&Graphics, Poster&Graphic Art, Poster&Graphic Artists, Surrealist Posters&Graphics | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

 CROWD SCENES IN LITHOGRAPHIC DESIGNS—HOW DO THEY MANAGE?

A number of human figures in a design can accomplish wonders of dynamic intensity and incremental nuance. Whereas most vintage posters and illustrations depend heavily upon an arresting central feature (more often than not an attractive woman), the arrangements we … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Art Nouveau/Belle Époque Posters&Graphics, Modernist Posters&Graphics, Poster&Graphic Art, Poster&Graphic Artists | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

INSPIRED BY FURS–A PARIS GRAPHIC REVERIE 103 YEARS OLD!

Claude Courtet, a true Paris gentleman and discerning expert on the City’s graphic splendors, was always a highlight of our searches across the ocean. One of the treasures from his shop near Moufftard, a centre of chic on paper now … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Poster&Graphic Art, Poster&Graphic Artists | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment