Category Archives: Surrealist Posters&Graphics

BOATS, BUILDINGS AND BREAKTHROUGHS IN VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/transportation-les-poissons-volants-c.1950.html The other day, we attended a design show where two of the speakers were Jay Osgerby, from London, and Alex Mustonen, from Brooklyn. Osgerby’s account of the erudition, planning and energy as to materials, functions and composition was a … Continue reading

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HIDEAWAYS AS SEEN BY VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/artistic-magazines-vogue-april-15-1936.html In the world of vintage posters and graphics there comes to pass an enticement seldom addressed directly. When seduction accruing to products and services is closely scanned, we are struck by the frequency of large-scale abandonment of the busy … Continue reading

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AWKWARD AND FASCINATING FIGURES IN VINTAGE GRAPHICS

  http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/pochoir-venetian-ladies-c1920.html One of the joys of our work with vintage fashion graphics is encountering the assurance and brilliance of many of the major artists of the art deco era. Designers like, Georges Lepape, George Barbier, Andre Marty, Umberto Brunelleschi … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS 1943—NEAR AND DEAR

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/artistic-magazines-harpers-bazaar-december-1943.html Long before there was Cyber Monday there was the more direct World War II, presenting, among other things, a weighty Christmas shopping dilemma. Wrapped up in the glorious Christmas shopping number seen above, we bring to you here (with … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT STRATEGIES IN VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

  http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/entertainment-international-film-festival-berlin-1954.html There are myriad ways, in the field of vintage graphic design, to put one’s best foot forward for the sake of seducing the world to buy or subscribe to a product or service. Fine and/or startling modeling of … Continue reading

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“Place Your Bets, Make Your Play” Graphic Art Takes a Flyer on Gambling!!!

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/pochoir-banco-1922-gbt.html The affinities between vintage illustrative art and the multifaceted business of gambling boil down to the volatility of the practise of eking out a living against severe odds. Turning a decent buck or franc from going to the heart … Continue reading

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DOMINANT COLOR IN VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/entertainment-blue-velvet-1986.html Vintage graphic designers could ramp up, by way of the factor of color, the attraction of a presentation to be sold. Moreover, they could and did confine the color palette to one dominant hue, to introduce special effects. Film … Continue reading

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OUR VINTAGE POSTER GALLERY TREASURE TROVE !

The permanently situated framed vintage posters (for sale) in our entrance-way gallery and the rotating display of unframed vintage posters in our studio combine to provide in a flash (the speed, in fact, posters get going with blowing us away) … Continue reading

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APPRECIATING SOME OF OUR  BEST !

We’re rounding out the year of design blogs with a fond farewell to some vintage graphics sold in 2015. They’re a varied array; but each has a kick all its own! http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/travel.html

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PEPPY AND WONDERFUL VANTAGE POINTS IN VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

Graphic designers (even today) live to light a fire under the viewer, in hopes that the attractiveness and excitement of the evocation will create an irresistible demand for a specific product or service and that the irresistibility will lift the … Continue reading

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