Crociere Estate (1935) Gino Boccasile;11″ x 8 1/4″;B+,P
There is something hard to describe but quite overwhelming about vintage graphics that capture the play of light on the high seas. The figure shown here could have caught some rays on some beach, but out there with the devil-may-care seagulls she’s charting a measure she can’t recall ever before experiencing.
Persil (1951)Donald Brun;50 ½”x 35 ½”;A-,P
Those ropes and wires offer flimsy support to a sailor who’s delighted to find she needs nothing more to keep her ship-shape. The whiteout of her attire captures her special and tantalizing daring.
Furness/Starlit Nights (c.1953)Adolph Treidler;38 3/4″ x 29 1/4″;A,L
They’ve dressed for a routine amusement, one they’ve experienced many times back home. But now, for the first time, they know the meaning of star-struck!
Shadowland (1920s) A.M. Hopfmuller;10 ¼”x 8 ½”;A-, P
Only in dreams? But sailing such a crowded lane at sunset is worth repeating.
Harper`s Bazaar (July, 1939) A.M. Cassandre;13″ x 9 3/4″;A-, Cover
A heady breeze, indeed! What a rare lift (for rare sensibilities), to be in glorious whites, against a gathering storm.
Lloyd Triestino Victoria (c.1930s)Giuseppe Riccobaldi;18″ x 10″;A,L
Another frisson, courtesy of another artist who cherishes whites against blackness.
Normandie Cover (1935)Paul Iribe;12″x 9 1/2″;A-,booklet ;26pp.25 Iribe color illus
When it comes to The Normandie, you get so much more!