Category Archives: Illustration Art

GENTLEMAN’S ATTIRE, IN VINTAGE POSTER ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/pochoir-la-caline-1922-gbt.html An obvious reality, of the field we so happily handle, is that the vast majority of the imagery pertains to women. As such (finally) it dawned on us that we’ve neglected a world of distinction along lines of men,and … Continue reading

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ANIMATING THE SILENCE OF NATURE IN VINTAGE POSTERS and GRAPHIC ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/artistic-magazines-womans-home-companion-february-1932.html We tend to regard the presence of nature being largely passive, a stage upon which humankind acts and exploits. However, there is another way to see this matter, and our vintage poster and graphic blog today wants to suggest … Continue reading

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CANADIAN VINTAGE POSTERS and GRAPHICS EXPRESSING FULL FORCE

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/canadian-collection-white-star-line-c.1925-jump-to-it-canada.html There has evolved, within the metier of vintage lithographic posters, perhaps due to its Parisian roots, a premium upon refinement. Most of our inventory is designed to be drop-dead ravishing. Today’s  vintage poster  blog searches out qualities of a different calibre, … Continue reading

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GOING ON A CRUISE via VINTAGE CRUISE MENUS

  R.M.S. Ascania;Anne Farrow;10 1/2″ x 8 1/4″;June 3, 1954 We in the vintage posters and graphics business are constantly encountering times gone by, often never to return. As such, there becomes for us a bittersweet obligation to recognize what has … Continue reading

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EXPLORING  TUNNELS AND BRIDGES IN VINTAGE POSTERS AND GRAPHICS 

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/transportation-fly-by-boac-and-qantas-australia-1954.html Although various versions of tunnels and bridges have been with us for many centuries, the ones, we in graphic-land know, are of quite recent vintage. We can and will delight here, in the heart, dazzle and beauty of such … Continue reading

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WHITE AS SNOW, WARM AS FIRE: THE FACTOR OF WHITE IN VINTAGE POCHOIR GRAPHICS

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/pochoir-la-derniere-lettre-persane-1920-gbt.html In Paris (and elsewhere in France), you’ll notice how many of the structures have chosen variants of white for their surfaces. From distant centuries, they tell us their subtleties and their heart. Not surprisingly, then, the reservoir of French … Continue reading

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A VINTAGE MOMA MOMENT

  Here is an art deco toaster. A what?! Yes, even rather workaday home appliances became a mission for the deco imperative. The proportions are exquisite, the metalwork is a joy, the decorative touches are as chic as a prize … Continue reading

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VINTAGE POSTERS PERTAINING TO THE MATERIALS OF WAR

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/canadian-collection-the-empires-strength-c.1940-canada.html When war becomes a subject, we tend to concentrate upon horrific violence, astounding machinery, political gamesmanship and lands left in ruin. The world of vintage war posters tends to celebrate a combatant’s power and virtue in the course of … Continue reading

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OVERLOOKED VINTAGE GRAPHIC GEMS IN OUR INVENTORY  PART TWO

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/artistic-magazines-fortune-march-1937.html Our business could well be described as providing wall decor. The virtues of vintage poster design tended to strut-their-stuff on large surfaces, to be glued to outdoor walls. These productions were not to be sneezed at, inasmuch as the … Continue reading

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 THE ALLURE OF SPEED, AS CAPTURED BY VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART AND POSTERS 

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/circus-african-riders.html We’re bombarded by the exigency to move vigorously. Shine in motion, or stay in your room. The fascination of sports largely calls upon feats of sizzling motion. Look closely of a big city’s denizens coming to or going from … Continue reading

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