Category Archives: Art Deco Posters&Graphics

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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MODERN LIFE, ACCORDING TO VINTAGE GRAPHICS

We’re arrested, in strangely stimulating ways, by graphic productions thrilled to be advanced while now appearing quaint. Our 1939 depiction of a propeller-driven giant over Machine-Age New York may be now long-surpassed in its hardware; but let’s see if its … Continue reading

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WE WANT THE TROPICS, AND WE WANT THEM NOW!

I know there actually people who love grey, wet, cold weather (something about being able to sleep). But when Toronto’s weather becomes as dispiriting as its sports teams, I, for one, turn my back on it and soak up real … Continue reading

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RENÉ VINCENT—A DECO ARTIST WITH A DIFFERENCE!

One of the most prolific and accomplished French graphic designers of the art deco era (1910-1940) was René Vincent (1879-1936). What I like most about his work is its rootedness in bodies and objects of palpable heft, in contrast to … Continue reading

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