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WHITE AS SNOW, WARM AS FIRE: THE FACTOR OF WHITE IN VINTAGE POCHOIR GRAPHICS

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/pochoir-la-derniere-lettre-persane-1920-gbt.html In Paris (and elsewhere in France), you’ll notice how many of the structures have chosen variants of white for their surfaces. From distant centuries, they tell us their subtleties and their heart. Not surprisingly, then, the reservoir of French … Continue reading

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DOMESTICITY IN VINTAGE POSTER ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/pochoir-le-nid-de-pinsons-1922-gbt.html A pochoir tending to the home front comprises, for most people, an endless and fascinating endeavor. Thereby, when attracting a product, a graphic artist will often look to that scene for the means of winning over a customer to … Continue reading

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INSPIRED BY FURS–A PARIS GRAPHIC REVERIE 103 YEARS OLD!

Claude Courtet, a true Paris gentleman and discerning expert on the City’s graphic splendors, was always a highlight of our searches across the ocean. One of the treasures from his shop near Moufftard, a centre of chic on paper now … Continue reading

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ZELDA ILLUMINATES OUR COLLECTION!

This week, for the first time, our blog does not centre upon instances of graphic design redolent of an avant-garde of the early twentieth century. Instead we’re catching up with a current magazine which has delighted us for years now, … Continue reading

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GEORGE BARBIER–SPIRITING TRACES OF THE MODERN WORLD INTO OLD FRANCE

The deluxe cruise ship of a magazine that was L’Illustration, 80 or so years ago, was not simply a tireless and generous repository of visual arts and belles-lettres, but it was also a testing ground for modernists—especially graphic designers— looking … Continue reading

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GEORGE BARBIER AND THE NECESSITY OF EXTRAVAGANCE

Paris’ reputation as the center of brilliant elegance was the upshot of a long history of ruthless efforts to, if not obviate a critical mass of rustic obtuseness, at least circumvent it. Versailles and the chateaux of the Loire valley … Continue reading

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