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LITERATURE AFLOAT BY VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART & POSTERS  (PART TWO)

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/publishing-ladies-home-journal-dec-1941.html Proceeding with the link of graphic art and literature, after the disappearance of the Belle Epoch and its internationally galvanized Romanticism, we find an intriguing change on the move. Gone are the rather precious, elaborate garments and the sense … Continue reading

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LITERATURE AFLOAT BY VINTAGE POSTER ART (PART ONE)

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/publishing-le-courrier-francais-1894.html Books still get read (never mind the statistics), but, graphic art no longer seriously joins the push. In the 19th century heyday of ravenous literacy, the subjects of celebrity, history/politics, and science/ technology seldom became a fervid interest. Nor was … Continue reading

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“GIVE A LITTLE WHISTLE” NORTH AMERICAN ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN’S PRODUCTIONS

Though in our searches in Europe for lilting graphic art, we have often thrilled to the remarkable resources of vintage children’s illustrated books, we find that our collection is almost empty of North American products. There is, however, a 78 … 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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HIDEAWAYS AS SEEN BY VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/artistic-magazines-vogue-april-15-1936.html In the world of vintage posters and graphics there comes to pass an enticement seldom addressed directly. When seduction accruing to products and services is closely scanned, we are struck by the frequency of large-scale abandonment of the busy … Continue reading

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VINTAGE SPORTS GRAPHIC ART–A FUN AFFORDABLE GIFT IDEA!

SNEAK PLAY This year we have had several visits to our studio from the Toronto region bringing us wonderful new inventory from family collections.  Finally we are exposing some of the treasure trove.One collector brought us a  sport’s collection from … Continue reading

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PUTTING ANOTHER SPOTLIGHT ON THOUGHTFUL GIFTS–VINTAGE GRAPHIC SMALL FORMAT GEMS!

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/artistic-magazines-blanco-y-negro-october-1929.html Our cache of the Spanish vintage news, entertainment and arts magazine, Blanco y Negro (Black and White), offers unique and remarkable designs upon their cover and a cornucopia of black and white photos to ponder a while—just the thing … Continue reading

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PUTTING THE SPOTLIGHT ON THOUGHTFUL GIFTS–VINTAGE GRAPHIC SMALL FORMAT GEMS!

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/small-format-gems-independence-peugeot-1933.html   http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/small-format-gems-independence-peugeot-1933-anonymous.html The term, “small-format,” tends, it seems, to be a non-starter in the graphic art field, where large-scale poster designs are the beginning and end of the experience. Today (and in several other blogs to come) we’ll try … Continue reading

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