Category Archives: Illustrators

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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SPRING, THE SEASON OF ROMANCE AND LOVE, AS SEEN BY VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

Le Nid de Pinsons 1922 GBT;Andre Marty;9 1/2″ x 7″;A-,P When, after a severe, austere and long winter, you witness the spurt of the onset of the leaves and blossoms and the return to basking in the warm sunlight, you … Continue reading

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ODYSSEO BY CAVALIA—IN THE REALM OF KUBRICK’S SPACE ODYSSEY

The Montreal-based spectacle concern, Cavalia, derives from a schism of sorts within the vastly successful Cirque du Soleil. Whereas the latter favors moments of incredible athleticism and contortion rather loosely bound to whimsical narrative, Cavalia is about very coherent fusion … Continue reading

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SIGNS OF SPRING, SITTING PRETTY IN OUR COLLECTION

Maudit Vent GBT 1914;Pierre Brissaud;9 1/2″ x 7 1/2″;A,P The spring season means various things to many people. My most vivid childhood memory of spring in Arctic Winnipeg was racing wooden matches along the still-frozen gutters awash with mountains of … Continue reading

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PIERRE BONNARD’S GUIDE TO THE BELLE EPOQUE STREETS OF PARIS

La Petite Blanchiseusse       Plate 42 Paris, an amazing repository of the height of sensuous excellence, tends thereby to send us to the firmament. But artist/graphic designer, Pierre Bonnard, in the portfolio titled, Bonnard Lithographe, prefers the streets … Continue reading

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FERN BISEL PEAT—A REMARKABLE AND UNSUNG DESIGNER

We have had, for quite a while now, in our to-show-soon drawer, a little gem of vintage children’s book illustration. Now, in finally focusing on it, I realize how great a master of visual expression has been resting there, patiently … Continue reading

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THE ABSORBING CITY LIFE OF PIERRE BONNARD

plate #3 The subtitle, shown on this book cover (by Pierre Bonnard [1867-1947]) which graduated to fine-art lithograph, in 1892, runs “Ways of Decadence” [the Demi-Monde]. Though the smashing portfolio of Bonnard’s studies of Paris life covers much more than … Continue reading

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GRAPHICS TAKING US REALLY FAR! TWO GREAT CRUISES BY CANADIAN PACIFIC!

Round the World Cruise;Empress of Scotland (1926-1927);Maurice Logan; 10¾”x18 ½” B+, P; Cover; Booklet 48 pp.;22 full page color illus. Our focus today is upon a remarkably conceived and printed booklet promoting two Canadian Pacific cruise tours (in 1926-1927)–one for … Continue reading

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UNDER GRAND CANADIAN SKIES–VINTAGE CANADIAN TRAVEL GRAPHICS ON ONE OF OUR WALLS!

We’ve never before been able to concentrate in this way such a wealth of graphic designs exploring one field. We’ve found, to our delight, that such a quantity, bolstered in frames, exerts much more attraction than a single item! Skimming … Continue reading

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CANADIAN PACIFIC CRUISE SHIPS VIA NORMAN WILKINSON

Our treat today is to luxuriate with not only one zone where brilliant graphic design is a given–namely, Canadian Pacific marketing–but a second powerhouse, namely, the masterful, Norman Wilkinson (1878-1971), one of the treasures responsible for the great stature of … Continue reading

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