Category Archives: Current Events

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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RALLYING FROM ADVERSITY– ADVENTURE DESIGN BY FORTUNE MAGAZINE

Fortune February 1937 ;Antonio Petruccelli;13 3/4″ x 11″;A-,P; complete magazine These days financial reversals are a dark cloud we try to put in perspective. A most elegant and resolved instance of picking up the pieces can be found in the … Continue reading

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A MOVIE HOUSE HEAVEN, HERE IN TOWN!

The Rainbow Theatre, in Toronto, is that rare conjunction of a staff of young, savvy and sweet devotees, a fabulously appointed vehicle and movies that matter. Housed in a former deep underground parking lot across from the ancient St. Lawrence … Continue reading

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THE YIN AND THE YANG OF VINTAGE POSTER ART!

We’re bullish on a new movie just arrived in town, namely, Hou Hsiao Hsien’s The Assassin! The star/ protagonist is named Yinniang and her story is all about Yin and Yang. Being a professional killer you’d have to say she’s … Continue reading

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THAT 1940s LOOK AND HEART!

The 1940s brought to light, as with earlier decades and epochs, wonders of invention and tantalizing glimpses of sensibility teetering upon really breaking loose. Perhaps because that moment of the forties came to be pummelled by war of unprecedented ferocity … Continue reading

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