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DOMINANT COLOR IN VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/entertainment-blue-velvet-1986.html Vintage graphic designers could ramp up, by way of the factor of color, the attraction of a presentation to be sold. Moreover, they could and did confine the color palette to one dominant hue, to introduce special effects. Film … Continue reading

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PAN VINTAGE GRAPHICS: A SUMMIT OF ART DECO AMBITION

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/small-format-gems-bourjois-1928.html Paul Poiret (1879-1944) is a name, like Coco Chanel, steeped in high-life Parisian design. But whereas the latter name endures, the former does not. And yet Poiret was a fashion pacesetter whose audaciously loose-fitting, streamline presences for wealthy and … Continue reading

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PASSIONATE VINTAGE SPORTS POSTERS AND GRAPHICS

  http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/sports-cycles-france-1920s.html Toronto Raptors’ shooting guard, Demar DeRozan, is a lyrically skilled athlete who, many times this year, carried the team to victory with remarkable ball control and shooting accuracy from all angles. But, over the past 3 years now, … Continue reading

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THE FABULOUSNESS OF THE VINTAGE GRAPHICS OF LEONETTO CAPPIELLO

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/cappiello-cognac-monnet-1927.html Leonetto Cappiello (1875-1942), an Italian artist who came into his own as a harbinger of the joys of French industrial products, brought into his adoptive homeland a range of figuration and color display which bridged the gap between revolutionary … Continue reading

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THE NORMANDIE: A PARAGON OF ART DECO DESIGN

Normandie Cover 1935;Paul Iribe;12″x 9 1/2″;Booklet ; 26pp The architecture of cruise ships comes in many sizes, styles and levels of competence and inspiration. Graphic design master, Paul Iribe (1883-1935), way back in 1934, became so galvanized, despite being close … Continue reading

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PERFECT POISE IN GRAPHIC DESIGN

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/graphic-design-la-femme-aux-paons-1897.html There are graphic designs the touch of which is well worth considering in detail. Whereas many artists have developed lithographic nuancing in the form of chromatic gradations and air brushing to create resonant, even mysterious, atmospheres, a few others … Continue reading

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An Epochal Transformation within the Covers of a Vintage Magazine

16 ” x 12″ The long-standing deluxe French magazine, L’Illustration, was wont to pull out the stops in gifting its readers in the Christmas edition a feast for the mind and eyes. The edition of 1923 (consisting of 250 pages) went even … Continue reading

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MACHINE AGE POSTER “DINOSAURS” SHOWING LOTS OF LIFE

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/graphic-design-hermes-c.1950.html One of the perks included in working with “obsolete” imagery is the bonus of realizing and exploring how its many strengths offer initiatives in our century. Configurations long gone leave a residue we turn away from at our peril, … 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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