Category Archives: Art Deco Posters&Graphics

A FORTUNE (OF GRAPHICS) IN FORTUNE (THE MAGAZINE)

                           Fortune February 1937  Antonio Petruccelli (cover artist) Whereas in Europe, particularly France, the rapid advances in printing technology in the era closing out the 19th century and opening out the 20th century were promptly and gloriously pressed into the … Continue reading

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BACK TO SCHOOL: PUTTING ONE’S BEST FOOT FORWARD!

                                                     A 50′s co-ed, working late!

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MORE THAN A GAME: SPORTS AS SEEN BY VINTAGE GRAPHICS

  Oftentimes, it is the setting that provides the main delight within a sports moment. The football game occasion, eclipsed by miniature golf, which is in turn upstaged by the bumpin’ refreshment corridor.

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THE MUSIC OF GRAPHIC ART

Last week we attended a musical event that ruffled a lot of feathers. It will be covered in some detail on Friday’s blog; but, for now, suffice it to say that the percussive aspect was more than most members of … Continue reading

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CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN

I’ve been haunted of late by an amazing installation of films by Chinese visual artist, Yang Fudong, at the TIFF exhibition space. Titled, “New Women,” it will make an appearance on the I Desire blog this Friday. On first viewing … Continue reading

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PLAYING FAVORITES: POSTERS WE CAN’T FORGET!

Through the years there have been graphics that, for various reasons, have touched us with unusual force. Most of them are long gone; but they still linger in our memory and, thereby, still help us along. The Belgian moto shown … Continue reading

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VINTAGE ADVERTISING FANS: THEY SPOKE TO MANY!

Women used to—and, in some parts of the world, they still do—counter sweltering days and nights with hand-driven fans. During the heyday of European art deco, paper versions of those devices would be provided with great (usually) poster graphics. Therefore, … Continue reading

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EXPLORING NEW PLACES, AS CELEBRATED BY VINTAGE GRAPHICS

This is a time of the year when many of us become eager to break away from the familiar and immerse ourselves in the new and exciting.  

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HAPPY CANADA DAY!

PETER EWART (1918-2001) During his studies in the late 1930s, at the Commercial Illustration Studio in New York, Ewart became especially fascinated by poster luminaries, A.M. Cassandre (eg. Normandie) and Tom Purvis (eg.Austin Reed).

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TEMPERATURE RISING! GRAPHICS IN THE SUN

Welcome back, to steamy summer heat! This design takes into account the cues to extravagant inventions and beauties swirling up in tropical atmosphere.  

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