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PART THREE: BRUNELLESCHI ILLUSTRATIONS FOR de MUSSET PROSE WORKS

The first illustrated volume of the prose selections, of the complete works of de Musset (1949), consists of the writer’s rebellion-flourish, Confession of a Child of the Century. Accordingly, the text has evoked from our graphic designer some blue-chip nudes … Continue reading

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PART TWO: BRUNELLESCHI ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE WORK OF ALFRED DE MUSSET

You will discover that, whereas with the first instalment (as to poetry) of our review of the Brunelleschi-illustrated full output of Alfred de Musset’s writings (1949), the key is of erotic fantasy, with the 3-volume theatre works the priority has … Continue reading

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A TRULY DELUXE ILLUSTRATED PUBLICATION

In 1995 we trained down from Paris to Versailles early one Sunday morning. There was a market of antiquities, but very few items for us. Almost in desperation about the slim pickings, we did notice and buy a 12-volume, stunning … Continue reading

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WHERE WE’VE BEEN—I DESIRE VINTAGE POSTERS TURNING 30!

On Friday, February 13, 1987 we  began our business as I Desire Vintage Posters. During this month, we will be posting several blogs covering a few highlights of the three decades  of our business and pleasure activities. Our entryway-visual, showing wonders and … Continue reading

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AWKWARD AND FASCINATING FIGURES IN VINTAGE GRAPHICS

  http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/pochoir-venetian-ladies-c1920.html One of the joys of our work with vintage fashion graphics is encountering the assurance and brilliance of many of the major artists of the art deco era. Designers like, Georges Lepape, George Barbier, Andre Marty, Umberto Brunelleschi … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS 1943—NEAR AND DEAR

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/artistic-magazines-harpers-bazaar-december-1943.html Long before there was Cyber Monday there was the more direct World War II, presenting, among other things, a weighty Christmas shopping dilemma. Wrapped up in the glorious Christmas shopping number seen above, we bring to you here (with … Continue reading

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REVISITING PERE CASTOR’S SERIES OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS

When I, in the 1990’s first encountered the Pere Castor stories (primarily from the 1930s), it was the illustrative and lithographic strengths which enchanted me. Then, on getting down to the French texts, I was delighted anew by the deft … Continue reading

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WORKPLACE WORKS IN THE FORM OF VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/transportation-fly-boac-takes-good-care-of-you-c.1955-gold.html The way we work for a living transmits much about the historical moment and possibilities of fruitful interaction. The team-work depicted photographically in our first vintage poster is about treating others royally to ensure market share. But it is … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT STRATEGIES IN VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

  http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/entertainment-international-film-festival-berlin-1954.html There are myriad ways, in the field of vintage graphic design, to put one’s best foot forward for the sake of seducing the world to buy or subscribe to a product or service. Fine and/or startling modeling of … Continue reading

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VINTAGE POSTER ART PLUMBING THE DEPTHS OF BEACHES

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/sports-la-cote-basque-1957.html For a pretty low-key phenomenon, visiting a beach serves up a startling range of priorities and presences. Vintage graphic design had been enlisted into maintaining a critical edge for the commercial interests of the sites; and thereby we reap … Continue reading

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