Category Archives: Illustration Art

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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JOYS OF DINING AS SEEN BY VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

A priority that rocks across the board is the enjoyment of food and drinks. A variation on that theme is being transported by a sterling restaurant. So much more than satisfying fare is entailed in a successful commercial dining experience. … Continue reading

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THE TEENS (1910-1920), CAPTURED IN GRAPHIC ART

The period of time stretching from 1910 to 1920 is remarkable for its enduring a devastation, or at least a huge arrest, of the excitements of omnipresent change. Most of the major departures from conventional rational life–in scientific and philosophical … 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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PORING OVER A MARVELLOUS MAP

Hudson Bay Company Map (c.1950); Stanley Turner;20″ x 25 1/2″, A-, L In the early years of Canada’s history the Hudson’s Bay trading company was omnipresent. What better way to reveal its starry array than by a map with illustrations … 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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LUCKY PUPPIES: MAN’S GREATEST FRIEND AS SEEN BY VINTAGE GRAPHICS

Ambition Realized 1940s;Eugene Iverd;11 ½” x 8 ½”;A, P Dogs come to us in graphic art along two major runways. The first emphasizes their sweet hearts and what that means to their owners. That alone detonates many catchy moments by … Continue reading

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