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 Frank Hazenplug’s lithographic minutiae combine with stellar modelling to put to us now—as they did to others, then—that we have serious business with the prospect of tuning for maximum impact.
Much of the present currency of these past productions has to do with the premium upon vivid sensuality within their Art Nouveau/Belle Epoque groundwork, so salient a hundred years ago, so salient in this Georges Boutrou poster for the art exhibition and sales company, The Hundred Salon, and so salient today!
There was, as this poster for a poster-publishing house, Wetterwald Freres, makes evident, a concern to accentuate physical poise and generosity—priorities playing straight into twenty-first century endeavors.
Maurice Denis’ cosmopolitan nod in favor of Japonism, as tempering a hectic pace.
Just a soupcon of the melancholy an increasingly complex world entails. So right-now, as far as its physical disposition musters. [Posterist:Maurice Greiffenhagen]