Category Archives: Modernist Posters&Graphics

CELEBRATING WITH VILLEMOT OUR 200TH VINTAGE GRAPHICS BLOG!

1954 George Bon Salle’s superb study published this year, Embracing an Icon, the Posters of Bernard Villemot , giving us the complete graphic design works of Bernard Villemot, deserves a second consideration–on top of the account given on April 28. … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Current Events, Modernist Posters&Graphics, Poster&Graphic Art, Poster&Graphic Artists | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

REPEATED MOTIFS IN VINTAGE GRAPHIC POSTERS

D. H. Evans Fashion Wise 1950s;Arpad Elfer;30″ x 40″;A-, Silkscreen We live in a fairly solid context (animal; vegetable; mineral); but we live in something else, not so easily enumerated. To do justice to this latter range of experience graphic … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Modernist Posters&Graphics, Poster&Graphic Art, Poster&Graphic Artists, Surrealist Posters&Graphics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

VINTAGE SPANISH GRAPHICS–DRAMA TO THE MAX!

Sevilla 1925;Juan Miguel;61″ x 41″; B+,L Vintage Spanish lithographic design was not so much about pioneering into the lithographic, technical inventions of the late 19th century nor was it about the audacious historical reflections of that era, which were very much … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Modernist Posters&Graphics, Poster&Graphic Art, Poster&Graphic Artists | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

THOSE WHO WORK WITH THEIR HANDS, AS SEEN BY VINTAGE LITHOGRAPHIC POSTERS

The Prairie Provinces of Canada Canadian Pacific Railway; c. 1920;Anonymous; 9” x 15 ½”; B+, L In the rather delirious dash to shake up the heavens, vintage graphic design has tended to fix upon sterling, mysterious glamor and one-of-a-kind speeding. What, then, it … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Modernist Posters&Graphics, Poster&Graphic Art, Poster&Graphic Artists | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Illustration Art, Illustrators, Modernist Posters&Graphics, Poster&Graphic Art, Poster&Graphic Artists | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOSTS WITHIN VINTAGE POSTERS AND GRAPHICS

En route pour la Suisse 1935;Herbert Matter;40″ x 25″; B+, L When we began to search for and sell vintage posters we were adamantly opposed to photography getting a look-in. So thrilled were we with the fabulous roster of illustrators we … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Avant-Garde Posters&Graphics, Current Events, Modernist Posters&Graphics, Photo Montage, Poster&Graphic Art, Poster&Graphic Artists | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Current Events, Illustrators, Modernist Posters&Graphics, Poster&Graphic Art, Poster&Graphic Artists | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

DEFINITIVE GLAMOR–GEORGE AND JEANNE BON SALLE’S CATALOGUE RAISONNE OF THE POSTERS OF BERNARD VILLEMOT

The Poster Art Library; New York (2015) 320 pp. ; 12 1/2″ x 9 1/4″ ; Beginning a career of lithographic poster art in the mid-1930s, as he did, Bernard Villemot(1911-1989) would have seemed to be handicapped in being underway … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Current Events, Modernist Posters&Graphics, Poster&Graphic Art, Poster&Graphic Artists | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

MAKING A PERFECT POSTER TRIO

Two posters  in a bedroom looking for a companion–other than the resident Kitty! A loyal and charming client has asked us to help her find the final graphic component of a bedroom wall in her New York City apartment. As you … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Modernist Posters&Graphics, Poster&Graphic Art, Poster&Graphic Artists | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Share Button
Posted in Art Deco Posters&Graphics, Illustration Art, Illustrators, Modernist Posters&Graphics, Poster&Graphic Art, Poster&Graphic Artists, Surrealist Posters&Graphics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment