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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: vintageclark@gmail.com 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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“AMERICA, AMERICA!” AS SEEN BY VINTAGE POSTERS  (PART ONE)

  http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/transportation-hawaii-by-clipper-pan-american-world-airways-1948.html Love it or hate it, America is a big story on this little planet! Graphic designers know that its non-stop show-time flicks out a special pop we can’t stop watching. In our two-part coverage of this extravaganza we’ll … Continue reading

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IN TIME FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES: HOW SPORTS FIT IN, AS SEEN BY VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/small-format-gems-up-and-over-c.1940.html There are many sports moments for fun and many sports crescendos for profit. What could be more mainstream and easy to understand? Actually, when you take a steady look at these phenomena, they get surprisingly complicated! For every activity … Continue reading

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WIDE-OPEN GENIUS–AT A TORONTO LANDFILL (A DESIGN BLOG)

When you consider the must-haves for a major city, what do you think of? Whatever the choice, I doubt it comes up impromptu constructions from out of a rather remote landfill! But this past week we were awakened by precisely … Continue reading

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Many would say that a bird in a cage is a diminished and unhappy bird. They’ve never carefully watched a canary in a cage.

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