Proceeding with the link of graphic art and literature, after the disappearance of the Belle Epoque and its internationally galvanized Romanticism, we find an intriguing change on the move. Gone are the rather precious, elaborate garments and the sense of revolutionary insurrection; in its place are more circumspect, easy-going dispositions negotiating a diversity of enthusiasms.
Our first vintage poster enticing the purchase of a publication (namely, “The Ladies Home Journal,”) pertains to the secular goods displayed in the Christmas number, and the smartest ways to celebrate. Right at the moment when America was about to enter World War II, the priority of creature comforts still loomed large. Especially with this design, we can discern the embrace of movies, perhaps Disney productions.
Here the firmament of music is graphically done justice to its long-standing powers.But these sensible young women have been affectionately and brilliantly located in mainstream circles.
You’d never hear the word, “fun,” from the literary Romantic firebrands. The magical graphic artist, Donald Brun, has crafted a come-on for the vein of easy-does-it which speaks to a clientele no longer counting upon sweeping away a distracted majority. The girl prizes her cat and dog as much as her new book; and, somehow, that’s the way to go.
Playwrighting given a golden visual touch!
An Italian literary magazine drawing upon a bouquet of passionate graphic outreach.
More magic of graphic art, adding immeasurably to a readership.
Erte, infusing quantum energies, and thereby driving the writers to think again.