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VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART AND GREAT EXPOS–MAKING SOMETHING BIG EVEN BIGGER

Atherton; 30″ x 20″ Modern technology has enabled a proliferation of international events focussing upon excellence and the changes going on in current history. This poster graphic from one of the most memorably iconic attention getters deftly thrills to a … Continue reading

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THE ARCHITECTURE OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT—DARING TO BE DIFFERENT!

In the late nineteenth century, Chicago was a vigorous urban centre with many fortunes in the making. But, notwithstanding pockets of audacity in matters of taste, it was, in many ways, still a Prairie town with a critical mass of … Continue reading

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A SEXY SURPRISE!

Here is an art deco toaster. A what?! Yes, even rather workaday home appliances became a mission for the deco imperative. The proportions are exquisite, the metalwork is a joy, the decorative touches are as chic as a prize lighter … Continue reading

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CRUISIN’

There’s something about the sea, and it has a lot to do with motion. It also has a lot to do with the glamor of joy amidst the unknown. That might seem a bit abstruse for a design project dug … Continue reading

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DIEGO AND FRIDA

The paintings and murals of Diego Rivera are not simply impressive in themselves, as evoking dramatic places and events; but they bring about a range of hitherto incongruous historical resources which, in this aggregation, impressively foreshadows new avenues of momentum. … Continue reading

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POCHOIRS

Today we consider, by way of introduction to be followed by later instalments, a design genre I hope to prompt you to investigate, because I’m convinced it comprises some of the most sophisticated, witty and exciting graphics ever produced.

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Belle Epoque and Art Deco and Something Else

Two magnificent posters are in view today (over and above the two great works above, introducing the stars of the day), each celebrating the good life in vastly differing ways. We could leave the pairing as merely consisting of Belle … Continue reading

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MOVIN’ UP

For a few years now, we’ve been in the middle of a “building boom.” Hundreds of large condominiums have been put in place and onstream, and many office towers and hotels, as well as a heady replacement of performance arts … Continue reading

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