Category Archives: Illustrators

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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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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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 POWERS OF SOLITUDE IN VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

The bountiful graphic instalment of lithographic marketing tends to be a blazingly public affair. Much of the stream of vignettes to that effect involves figures more or less directly addressing the public concerning the virtues of the product or service. … 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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