Category Archives: Poster&Graphic Artists

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

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ODYSSEO BY CAVALIA—IN THE REALM OF KUBRICK’S SPACE ODYSSEY

The Montreal-based spectacle concern, Cavalia, derives from a schism of sorts within the vastly successful Cirque du Soleil. Whereas the latter favors moments of incredible athleticism and contortion rather loosely bound to whimsical narrative, Cavalia is about very coherent fusion … Continue reading

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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

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VINTAGE BEVERAGE POSTERS (PART TWO)—LIGHTNING STRIKING ALL OVER THE PLACE!

Perroy c.1945;Unsigned (Martin Peikert?);50″ x 35″;A-, Japan paper Last week we settled in with the peppy wit and graciousness of the designs of French champagne and cognac promotions. This week we’re on a grand tour of the Continent looking for … Continue reading

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VINTAGE BEVERAGE GRAPHICS (PART ONE)–DELIGHTING IN FRENCH CHAMPAGNE AND COGNAC

Cognac Monnet 1927;Leonetto Cappiello;78 1/8″ X 50 1/4″;A-, L The subject of lithographs alerting us to beverages brings to the fore two richly sensuous crafts. An alert graphic designer would have in mind affinities between his own field’s capacity to … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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A GRAND TOUR OF GRAPHIC GOLDMINES!

Buvez du Vin 1933; Leonetto Cappiello; 63″ x 47″; A-,L These days, we seldom travel to acquire our inventory of vintage posters and smaller-scale graphics. Instead, we have energetic and trustworthy diggers of items, sending photos of what we might want. Today we … Continue reading

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