Category Archives: Illustrators

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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MANY GRAPHIC SMILES ACROSS CANADA!

Manitoba Calling Nov,1946;Anonymous;9 1/2″ x 6 1/4″;A,P;16pp Enlivening the dead of winter, here comes our heat wave in the form of many Canadian graphics to warm our hearts. This excitement coincides with the unprecedented Canadian graphics gallery that launched yesterday, … Continue reading

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FORTUNE MAGAZINE (SEPTEMBER 1938) MEASURING CANADA’S WORTH

We’ll soon be launching our new gallery of vintage Canadian graphic art. And, to give a foretaste of the scintillating and rare treasures we feel so lucky to have found, we’re dipping into an issue of that visually advanced American … Continue reading

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SLEEK AND GRITTY NOCTURNAL GRAPHIC DESIGNS  

Flying Over Avalon 1940;Ruehl Heckman;14 1/4” x 10 ½ ”;A, P I’ve always found the endeavors of those who work at night to be strangely special. Someone toiling in an office tower or studio after midnight comes to mind as … Continue reading

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FABULOUS LADIES’ PARTY WEAR—LISTENING TO THE BEAT OF NECESSARY LUXURY IN VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

Fourrures Max, Leroy and Schmid 1912;Charles Martin;11″ X 7 5/8″;A, P When frigid New Year’s Eve seems to check mate one’s hopes for fanning the flames, there is always an answer in the form of furs comprising a cozy house … Continue reading

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DRESSED TO KILL—FORMAL ATTIRE IN GRAPHIC ART

Salem Gold 1914;Anonymous;10 1/8″ x 7 3/8″;A,P; litho from Die Reklame The Party Season is upon us; and we felt that showing vintage graphic art vignettes of serious party animals would be fun and edifying. In this instalment we’ll let … Continue reading

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PARIS, THAT GOLDMINE OF GRAPHIC ART!

Pacha Noir 1890s;Jules-Alexandre Grun; 48″ X 34″; B+, L About 1890, Parisian artist, Jules Cheret, discovered an efficient and low-cost technique for the production of lithographs, leading to a torrent of advertising graphics adding even more brilliance, delight and mystery to the … Continue reading

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PARIS 1926

Paris Streets 1926;Charles Laborde;13″ x 16″;Engraving from portfolio,Rues et Visages de Paris A most amazing engraved graphic that allows us to enjoy the excitement in the streets of this romantic city!

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ZELDA ILLUMINATES OUR COLLECTION!

This week, for the first time, our blog does not centre upon instances of graphic design redolent of an avant-garde of the early twentieth century. Instead we’re catching up with a current magazine which has delighted us for years now, … Continue reading

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WHEN OCEANS WERE DEEP–PASSENGER SHIPS ON THE ATLANTIC

 Allan Line Royal Mail  c.1910;To and From Canada;James S. Mann;40”x25”;A-,P Before aviation hit its stride, but after sailing ships were retired, steamships (designed with great care) were the main link between Europe and North America. In this blog we’ll narrow … Continue reading

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