We’re bombarded by the exigency to move vigorously. Shine in motion, or stay in your room. The fascination of sports largely calls upon feats of sizzling motion. Look closely of a big city’s denizens coming to or going from work, and you will be treated to a cat walk of the powerfully coordinated, including wielding their phones. Why does this speak to us? Let’s let the vintage graphics in our collection cast some light on the subject.
If you’ve been keeping track of where theatre is going in the 21st century, you’ll have noticed that much of the excitement pertains more to circus and dance than dialogue and literature. Our first plate indicates that, in the 1930’s, dynamic spectacle was already the rage—a means of defining vintage poster art as a sign of a change from the previous centuries’ demand for rational pinpointing.