Touring Club Italiano c.1915;Giuseppe Riccobaldi;7 1/2″ x 6 1/2″; A-,P
At the heart of many Italian vintage graphics you will find a special fluency for the sizzle of motion. Italian designers tend to be geniuses in capturing the magic of the kinetic heart of life.
For instance, in the cover shown above the instance of hot wheels is endowed with a marvellous circus trick (replete with a flaming baton). But, over and above that, there is the golden girl’s body language and enraptured, proud and a bit aggressive facial expression, There is a breathtaking twist carrying through her whole body! Continue reading