Category Archives: Current Events

PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOSTS WITHIN VINTAGE POSTERS AND GRAPHICS

En route pour la Suisse 1935;Herbert Matter;40″ x 25″; B+, L When we began to search for and sell vintage posters we were adamantly opposed to photography getting a look-in. So thrilled were we with the fabulous roster of illustrators we … Continue reading

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SPRING, THE SEASON OF ROMANCE AND LOVE, AS SEEN BY VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

Le Nid de Pinsons 1922 GBT;Andre Marty;9 1/2″ x 7″;A-,P When, after a severe, austere and long winter, you witness the spurt of the onset of the leaves and blossoms and the return to basking in the warm sunlight, you … Continue reading

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ODYSSEO BY CAVALIA—IN THE REALM OF KUBRICK’S SPACE ODYSSEY

The Montreal-based spectacle concern, Cavalia, derives from a schism of sorts within the vastly successful Cirque du Soleil. Whereas the latter favors moments of incredible athleticism and contortion rather loosely bound to whimsical narrative, Cavalia is about very coherent fusion … Continue reading

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DEFINITIVE GLAMOR–GEORGE AND JEANNE BON SALLE’S CATALOGUE RAISONNE OF THE POSTERS OF BERNARD VILLEMOT

The Poster Art Library; New York (2015) 320 pp. ; 12 1/2″ x 9 1/4″ ; Beginning a career of lithographic poster art in the mid-1930s, as he did, Bernard Villemot(1911-1989) would have seemed to be handicapped in being underway … Continue reading

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BASQUIAT: MORE THAN MEETS THE LAZY EYE

At the Art Gallery of Ontario these days, we come face-to-face with the puzzling phenomenon of Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988). Starting out in the 1970s as a teen-aged New York City graffiti presence in the anything-goes Lower East Side, he graduated … Continue reading

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MANY GRAPHIC SMILES ACROSS CANADA!

Manitoba Calling Nov,1946;Anonymous;9 1/2″ x 6 1/4″;A,P;16pp Enlivening the dead of winter, here comes our heat wave in the form of many Canadian graphics to warm our hearts. This excitement coincides with the unprecedented Canadian graphics gallery that launched yesterday, … Continue reading

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THE MEDITATIVE ARCHITECTURE OF MARLON BLACKWELL

St. Nicolas Eastern Church  Fayetteville, Arkansas   In a hive of architectural design like Toronto, you get the distinct impression that we’re blasting away from life as it was until quite recently. Sheer glass, astronomical size and eye-popping details comprise … Continue reading

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SLEEK AND GRITTY NOCTURNAL GRAPHIC DESIGNS  

Flying Over Avalon 1940;Ruehl Heckman;14 1/4” x 10 ½ ”;A, P I’ve always found the endeavors of those who work at night to be strangely special. Someone toiling in an office tower or studio after midnight comes to mind as … Continue reading

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DRESSED TO KILL—FORMAL ATTIRE IN GRAPHIC ART

Salem Gold 1914;Anonymous;10 1/8″ x 7 3/8″;A,P; litho from Die Reklame The Party Season is upon us; and we felt that showing vintage graphic art vignettes of serious party animals would be fun and edifying. In this instalment we’ll let … Continue reading

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ZELDA ILLUMINATES OUR COLLECTION!

This week, for the first time, our blog does not centre upon instances of graphic design redolent of an avant-garde of the early twentieth century. Instead we’re catching up with a current magazine which has delighted us for years now, … Continue reading

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