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VINTAGE POSTER ART PLUMBING THE DEPTHS OF BEACHES

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/sports-la-cote-basque-1957.html For a pretty low-key phenomenon, visiting a beach serves up a startling range of priorities and presences. Vintage graphic design had been enlisted into maintaining a critical edge for the commercial interests of the sites; and thereby we reap … Continue reading

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PERFECT POISE IN GRAPHIC DESIGN

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/graphic-design-la-femme-aux-paons-1897.html There are graphic designs the touch of which is well worth considering in detail. Whereas many artists have developed lithographic nuancing in the form of chromatic gradations and air brushing to create resonant, even mysterious, atmospheres, a few others … Continue reading

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PARIS, THAT GOLDMINE OF GRAPHIC ART!

Pacha Noir 1890s;Jules-Alexandre Grun; 48″ X 34″; B+, L About 1890, Parisian artist, Jules Cheret, discovered an efficient and low-cost technique for the production of lithographs, leading to a torrent of advertising graphics adding even more brilliance, delight and mystery to the … Continue reading

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NOTHING SKETCHY ABOUT THE SKETCH

The British periodical known as The Sketch (1893-1959) took upon itself the project of showing “aristocracy” in a positive light. In addition to its coverage of expensive events and pampered heirs and heiresses, it was able to attract illustrators and–most … Continue reading

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THE ERTÉ TOUCH

Erté (Romain de Tirtoff [1892-1990]) declined to go along with the urging of his father, an admiral of the Russian fleet, to take up a military career; but, notwithstanding, his was an endeavor as a navigator and warrior, of a … Continue reading

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