Category Archives: Modernist Posters&Graphics

FEASTS ARE GOOD FOR YOU

The autumn time of year we’re now well underway with tends to be a time for enjoying rich foods and beverages. Here we go, then, with some culinary graphic designs which convey, with real panache, the gusto of dining! Gino … 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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VINTAGE GRAPHICS ALERT TO MUSIC : Second Cut

                        Mundial Dance 1913;F. Dumat;14″ x 10 5/8″;A,P, Song Sheet This little music sheet with the big color component uncovers that vein of lyrical delight whereby the power is … Continue reading

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VINTAGE GRAPHICS ALERT TO MUSIC: First Cut

La Chanson au Volant 1934;Charles Roussel;14″ x 10 5/8″;A,P, Song Sheet Those of you who do dance clubs or otherwise access DJ incitements might have noticed how the aural powers lead the way to tempering tactile and optical presence. Bad … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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