Category Archives: Current Events

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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WEEGEE–FILLING OUT BOTH SIDES OF GRAPHIC DISCOVERY

By great good fortune we have, this very week, started to come to grips with Bernard Villemot (1911-1989), in accordance with our Poster of the Month for November, one of the most patrician graphic designers; and Arthur Fellig (stumbled upon … Continue reading

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FEASTS ARE GOOD FOR YOU

The autumn time of year we’re now well underway with tends to be a time for enjoying rich foods and beverages. Here we go, then, with some culinary graphic designs which convey, with real panache, the gusto of dining! Gino … Continue reading

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PATTERN DESIGN WHEN THE GOING WAS ESPECIALLY GOOD

Our first instalment of enjoying textiles illustrated by major 20th century artists had to do with unlikely figures–Picasso and Warhol–doing justice to a rather obscure endeavor. (You don’t think of either of those luminaries avoiding the limelight.) In this second … Continue reading

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THE MOVIES MAKING THEIR MOVES INTO THE ART GALLERY

The hand-crafted, artisanal  ways of fine art have undergone many changes over the past century. The most drastic line of departure has had to do with the defining presence of the era being motion–physical and, more importantly, conscious. Thus an … Continue reading

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MID-CENTURY ARTISTS’ TEXTILES—FINE ARTISTS GETTING DOWN TO PATTERNS WITH POP!

Pop artist, Andy Warhol, was always about the pregnant vignette. Near the beginning of his career he availed himself of a windfall showcase in the form of a marketing angle conceived before the Second World War but only hitting its … Continue reading

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DEBORAH COLKER’S MIX–A MODERN DESIGN ADVENTURE

For decades now, modern dance has been all about accelerating and enlarging the powers of motion. Many choreographers have readily and tellingly produced countless instances of rocketry and explosiveness in the form of bodies in extreme circumstances. The hunt has … Continue reading

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