Category Archives: Current Events

GOING ON A CRUISE via VINTAGE CRUISE MENUS

  R.M.S. Ascania;Anne Farrow;10 1/2″ x 8 1/4″;June 3, 1954 We in the vintage posters and graphics business are constantly encountering times gone by, often never to return. As such, there becomes for us a bittersweet obligation to recognize what has … Continue reading

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VINTAGE POSTERS THAT PROVIDE US FOOD FOR THOUGHT!

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/food-beverages-conserves-le-soleil-c.1935.html A feature of our vintage poster collection which we’ve ignored until now, may have surfaced at last, on account of the hard times having defined our days by Covid-19 pandemic. The vast production of food and beverage posters not … Continue reading

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MOSAIC MAGIC COLLECTION Part Two

Though we all know birds trace back to dinosaurs, so many species are so streamlined these days they seem to be very recent. Here, however, though not looking prehistoric, the pheasant is given a definitely old-fashioned brand. Its modest brown … Continue reading

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MOSAIC MAGIC COLLECTION Part One

Mosaics have been produced for thousands of years. The whimsy of patterning stones and other durable elements has long been a means of expressing the delight, beauty and strangeness of the surroundings and oneself. Moreover, mosaics have played an important … Continue reading

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ANATOMY 0F A LOVE AFFAIR WITH VINTAGE POSTERS

Here’s how the vintage poster love affair began–an email arrived in our mailbox June 10,  2019 from a first time visitor: “I’m intrigued by this Massey Ferguson poster that you have.  I have not really been able to find much … Continue reading

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 THE ALLURE OF SPEED, AS CAPTURED BY VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART AND POSTERS 

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/circus-african-riders.html We’re bombarded by the exigency to move vigorously. Shine in motion, or stay in your room. The fascination of sports largely calls upon feats of sizzling motion. Look closely of a big city’s denizens coming to or going from … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS ANTHOLOGY OF CANADIAN STORIES (1965)–ILLUSTRATED  CHILDREN’S BOOK

Cover;12″ x 8 3/4″; 15pp. Original Printer’s Copy Far from good (and too dull to be naughty), our Christmas vintage graphic design blog is not without collateral interest. The writer, John F. Hayes, claims to be putting into print what began … Continue reading

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IRIS VAN HERPEN AND HER BREAKAWAY DECADE

You look for it, but it seldom comes–namely, output of a reflective warrior! In addition to Iris Van Herpen’s decade on the wild side, there is the second shock that the young Dutch visionary is a doyen of haute couture, … Continue reading

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I DESIRE VINTAGE POSTERS ; INTERVIEW by the IVPDA

Meet Our Dealers: I Desire Vintage Posters IVPDA Interview Series Name: Jim and Valerie Clark Website: www.idesirevintageposters.com Telephone: 416-977-7932 Email: [email protected] Address: 438 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada – by Appointment Why and when did you become a dealer? We … Continue reading

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“AMERICA, AMERICA!” AS SEEN BY VINTAGE GRAPHIC POSTERS  (PART TWO)

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/entertainment-nomads-of-the-north-c1920.html Complementing the hyperactive campaign of American life, there is a vigorous endeavor to demonstrate that the US is not only the wildest, but also the most democratically refined place the world has ever seen. Though this, mythos involves as … Continue reading

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