Category Archives: Illustrators

I DESIRE VINTAGE POSTERS TURNING 30! (PART 5)

INTERNET FOREVER! There is one more major consideration in covering our internet days, and that is the promotional feature of Social Media. The core of our engaging potential clients online, over and above our website, is the I Desire Vintage Posters Facebook. … Continue reading

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WHERE WE’VE BEEN—I DESIRE VINTAGE POSTERS TURNING 30!

On Friday, February 13, 1987 we  began our business as I Desire Vintage Posters. During this month, we will be posting several blogs covering a few highlights of the three decades  of our business and pleasure activities. Our entryway-visual, showing wonders and … Continue reading

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AWKWARD AND FASCINATING FIGURES IN VINTAGE GRAPHICS

  http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/pochoir-venetian-ladies-c1920.html One of the joys of our work with vintage fashion graphics is encountering the assurance and brilliance of many of the major artists of the art deco era. Designers like, Georges Lepape, George Barbier, Andre Marty, Umberto Brunelleschi … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS 1943—NEAR AND DEAR

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/artistic-magazines-harpers-bazaar-december-1943.html Long before there was Cyber Monday there was the more direct World War II, presenting, among other things, a weighty Christmas shopping dilemma. Wrapped up in the glorious Christmas shopping number seen above, we bring to you here (with … Continue reading

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REVISITING PERE CASTOR’S SERIES OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS

When I, in the 1990’s first encountered the Pere Castor stories (primarily from the 1930s), it was the illustrative and lithographic strengths which enchanted me. Then, on getting down to the French texts, I was delighted anew by the deft … Continue reading

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WORKPLACE WORKS IN THE FORM OF VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/transportation-fly-boac-takes-good-care-of-you-c.1955-gold.html The way we work for a living transmits much about the historical moment and possibilities of fruitful interaction. The team-work depicted photographically in our first vintage poster is about treating others royally to ensure market share. But it is … Continue reading

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ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL AND THE OCEAN OF INVENTION

Sometimes vacation travel carries us farther than we expect. Our visit to Cape Breton began with the village of Baddeck which overlooks the estate of Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) and counts among its many folksy attractions the in fact remarkably non-folksy museum … Continue reading

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A FORGOTTEN FORTUNE, APPEARING IN FORTUNE MAGAZINE

After years of sustaining a series of vintage design displays, we’re returning to the first instance (posted back on November 4,2014). But here we’re not about the witty and dazzling deco cover and the fascinating, quirky business concerns (such as … Continue reading

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VINTAGE POSTER ART PLUMBING THE DEPTHS OF BEACHES

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/sports-la-cote-basque-1957.html For a pretty low-key phenomenon, visiting a beach serves up a startling range of priorities and presences. Vintage graphic design had been enlisted into maintaining a critical edge for the commercial interests of the sites; and thereby we reap … Continue reading

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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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