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Category Archives: Modernist Posters&Graphics
One of the graphic design participants at last weekend’s Ontario College of Art and Design University grad show (quite a mouthful, but also quite a handful) was a bright and charming young woman with whom we spent a while expressing … Continue reading
Wings for Victory (1942)Manning de V. Lee; 33” x 16”;A-, P; calendar “Propaganda” is such an ugly word, don’t you think? Today we want to take a look at various ways graphic designers have elicited enthusiasm for unavoidable military … Continue reading
Vintage graphics, so heavily indebted as they are to their Parisian roots, have had, through the past century, a pronounced tilt toward the chic and the discreet. But the radical energies which brought about Parisian distinctiveness had their wild side—as … Continue reading
Since the time of cave-dwellers, there has been mural art. Installing imagery on a much-frequented structure has, through the ages, elicited much-needed focus upon what makes life worth living. From caves to cathedrals, the setting would act as a complement … Continue reading
Whereas promotional graphics featuring women tend to zero in on the physical and intentional presence of their person, with men it’s the scope of the activity that is (usually) paramount.
Milano is an ancient centre with an ultra-modern heart. Just as its cathedral is the most stunningly designed instance to be found, its artisans continue to generate all manner of products at a level of instantly recognizable excellence.
Were we prone to cynicism and gloom, our thoughts at this time of exposure to visitors to design and retail giant, Fossil’s, website might run along lines of “15 Minutes of Fame.” + = FOSSIL FINDS
There’s something about the sea, and it has a lot to do with motion. It also has a lot to do with the glamor of joy amidst the unknown. That might seem a bit abstruse for a design project dug … Continue reading
Panorama de la Montagne 1938 Alexandra Exter (illustrator) Marie Colmont (author) The “piece of resistance”–from the point of view of graphic art– in the Pere Castor series is the 1938 accordion book, that unfolds to 94″ (ht. 9 3/8″) to … Continue reading
When we hear the expression, “French Illustrated Books,” our thoughts immediately turn to dazzling, audacious imagery in tandem with chic, often risque literature. But there is a remarkable and much-beloved series of that genre which devotes graphic printing prowess to … Continue reading