Category Archives: Poster&Graphic Artists

GEORGE BARBIER AND THE NECESSITY OF EXTRAVAGANCE

Paris’ reputation as the center of brilliant elegance was the upshot of a long history of ruthless efforts to, if not obviate a critical mass of rustic obtuseness, at least circumvent it. Versailles and the chateaux of the Loire valley … Continue reading

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NORMAN ROCKWELL AND THE PULSE OF AMERICA

For a number of decades, graphic artist. Norman Rockwell, sent forth a large quantity of illustrations which seemed— to most Americans and most non-Americans— to capture the essence of the Republic. This was a portrayal (to a great extent emanating … Continue reading

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KNOWN FOR THEIR CARING—BRITISH VINTAGE GRAPHICS!

This exquisite lithographic poster, by the very accomplished and special, Austin Cooper, is a paradigm of vintage British graphics. There is the love for history, literacy and the land and sea. And there is modelling of persons in such a … Continue reading

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BACK TO SCHOOL: PUTTING ONE’S BEST FOOT FORWARD!

                                                     A 50’s co-ed, working late!

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MORE THAN A GAME: SPORTS AS SEEN BY VINTAGE GRAPHICS

  Oftentimes, it is the setting that provides the main delight within a sports moment. The football game occasion, eclipsed by miniature golf, which is in turn upstaged by the bumpin’ refreshment corridor.

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OLD GRAPHICS, SURPRISINGLY YOUNG

Thank you for celebrating with us  our One-Hundredth I Desire Vintage Poster blog! We’ll take a look at graphics a hundred years old (and then some). Though they’ve been around quite a while, these works are far from obsolete. Here … Continue reading

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THE MUSIC OF GRAPHIC ART

Last week we attended a musical event that ruffled a lot of feathers. It will be covered in some detail on Friday’s blog; but, for now, suffice it to say that the percussive aspect was more than most members of … Continue reading

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CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN

I’ve been haunted of late by an amazing installation of films by Chinese visual artist, Yang Fudong, at the TIFF exhibition space. Titled, “New Women,” it will make an appearance on the I Desire blog this Friday. On first viewing … Continue reading

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PLAYING FAVORITES: POSTERS WE CAN’T FORGET!

Through the years there have been graphics that, for various reasons, have touched us with unusual force. Most of them are long gone; but they still linger in our memory and, thereby, still help us along. The Belgian moto shown … Continue reading

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VINTAGE ADVERTISING FANS: THEY SPOKE TO MANY!

Women used to—and, in some parts of the world, they still do—counter sweltering days and nights with hand-driven fans. During the heyday of European art deco, paper versions of those devices would be provided with great (usually) poster graphics. Therefore, … Continue reading

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