Category Archives: Modernist Posters&Graphics

“LET’S GO, BOYS!” GENTLEMEN IN ADVERTISING

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.

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MILANO, THE SUPERB CITY

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.

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FLYING HIGH WITH THE GOLDEN AGE OF MODERNIST GRAPHICS

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

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CRUISIN’

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

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PANORAMA DE LA MONTAGNE

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

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PERE CASTOR’S SERIES OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS

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

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VOGUE COVERS BY ERIC

In the years prior to World War II, the fashion publication, Vogue, was tantamount to a bi-monthly epiphany, thanks to a group of brilliant graphic artists producing covers, sometimes in tune with the season, and sometimes just flat-out out of … Continue reading

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MARIO PUPPO (1905-1977)

  The history of Italian graphic design over the past hundred years or so presents us with keen insights into arts reflections about the modern era. Be it the improvisation upon Jugenstil (German Art Nouveau) by Marcello Dudovitch, the deco … Continue reading

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GETTING STARTED: LAUNCHING OUR BLOG

In our blog about vintage graphic art which lifts off today, the hope is that we’ll all learn more about the excitement it brings. No one is in full control of that topic, and particularly the back and forth of … Continue reading

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DONALD BRUN (1909-1999)

There are extensive discussions about the work of the fabulous Donald Brun in our Poster Design file and Poster of the Month archives, but here I thought it would be fun to briefly point out features of his designs stemming … Continue reading

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