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VINTAGE POSTERS TOUT FARM LIFE

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/boccasile-agricoltori-1953.html For this 250th poster design blog we’ve chosen a subject having been part of a recently reasserted lifestyle, namely, working with their hands, especially farming. This is a change of pace for us (and why not, on a special … Continue reading

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ABUSED AND ENDANGERED WILDLIFE GRACING VINTAGE POSTERS

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/nielsen-far-east-by-sas-cranes-c.1959.html We live in an age when invention has never been more abundant and thrilling. Arts and science-based inventions carry us to seemingly vast improvements over the way it used to be. Egged on by a sensation-cued media, we are … Continue reading

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ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL AND THE OCEAN OF INVENTION

Sometimes vacation travel carries us farther than we expect. Our visit to Cape Breton began with the village of Baddeck which overlooks the estate of Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) and counts among its many folksy attractions the in fact remarkably non-folksy museum … Continue reading

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GARAGE MURALS IN TORONTO–A SURPRISING BIG DEAL

Toronto does not have canals. But fairly recently it has shaked its butts to pile up some impressive load of canal boat decor. The trend along alleys to the north of hipster central is of the sweet and simple genre. … Continue reading

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RURAL RETURNS AS FIELDED BY VINTAGE GRAPHIC DESIGN

Some time ago we visited friends who have a working farm near Roblin, Manitoba. Their life is very different from ours, but through the years we’ve all happily shared (largely by mail from the Post Office) the best of what … Continue reading

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A SEA CHANGE IN THE WORLD OF ARTS

One of the knocks perennially flying around, when it comes to phenomena of art, is that it fails to touch those making up the “normal” world. Most of us can be moved by attractive gardens, furniture, cars etc. But there … Continue reading

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NO WONDER THEY’RE EVERYWHERE! VINTAGE GRAPHICS EMBRACING BIRDS

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/transportation-canadian-pacific-cruise-across-the-great-lakes-1936.html Sometimes I feel that, despite birds’ being a common fixture of our world, we’re only beginning to get into a disposition to really appreciate them. It’s true that birdwatchers and the like have been very fond of these creatures … Continue reading

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A RAPID CHANGE IN MIDTOWN ARCHITECTURE

We used to be pretty bored with midtown Toronto architecture and its precious earnestness seeping into everything about the place. We’re delighted to survey here the new mid-town, dropping British constraint and beginning to see the point of shooting skyward. … Continue reading

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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

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WHERE THE LIVEWIRES LIVE (IN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE)!

At last week’s IDS design show/think-tank/trade day, Norwegian architect, Craig Dykers declared that interior design would be better called “interior architecture.” His reasoning was that the makings of an effective interior involve complex considerations akin to those of architecture as … Continue reading

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