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LITERATURE AFLOAT BY VINTAGE POSTER ART (PART ONE)

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/publishing-le-courrier-francais-1894.html Books still get read (never mind the statistics), but, graphic art no longer seriously joins the push. In the 19th century heyday of ravenous literacy, the subjects of celebrity, history/politics, and science/ technology seldom became a fervid interest. Nor was … Continue reading

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HIDEAWAYS AS SEEN BY VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/artistic-magazines-vogue-april-15-1936.html In the world of vintage posters and graphics there comes to pass an enticement seldom addressed directly. When seduction accruing to products and services is closely scanned, we are struck by the frequency of large-scale abandonment of the busy … Continue reading

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AWKWARD AND FASCINATING FIGURES IN VINTAGE GRAPHICS

  http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/pochoir-venetian-ladies-c1920.html One of the joys of our work with vintage fashion graphics is encountering the assurance and brilliance of many of the major artists of the art deco era. Designers like, Georges Lepape, George Barbier, Andre Marty, Umberto Brunelleschi … Continue reading

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 CROWD SCENES IN LITHOGRAPHIC DESIGNS—HOW DO THEY MANAGE?

A number of human figures in a design can accomplish wonders of dynamic intensity and incremental nuance. Whereas most vintage posters and illustrations depend heavily upon an arresting central feature (more often than not an attractive woman), the arrangements we … Continue reading

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VINTAGE GRAPHICS ALERT TO MUSIC : Second Cut

                        Mundial Dance 1913;F. Dumat;14″ x 10 5/8″;A,P, Song Sheet This little music sheet with the big color component uncovers that vein of lyrical delight whereby the power is … Continue reading

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VINTAGE GRAPHICS ALERT TO MUSIC: First Cut

La Chanson au Volant 1934;Charles Roussel;14″ x 10 5/8″;A,P, Song Sheet Those of you who do dance clubs or otherwise access DJ incitements might have noticed how the aural powers lead the way to tempering tactile and optical presence. Bad … 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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DELICIOUS ITALIAN VINTAGE GRAPHICS

Sorrento 1955; Mario Puppo; 39″x25 3/4″ The other evening we were enjoying a delicious meal at Tutti Matti, an Italian restaurant we love, and we began to consider the qualities of the preparations, wine, liqueur and coffee, not to mention … Continue reading

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TIGHT SPOTS—AS SEEN BY VINTAGE GRAPHICS

We’ve had a (3-point) shot of excitement and dashed hopes these days, courtesy of the basketball Raptors of Toronto (“WE THE NORTH”). Playoff fever is a phenomenon worth thinking about, at an historical juncture where professional team sports have, to … Continue reading

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A TALE OF SIX GREAT GRAPHIC COVERS

Though it took longer to catch fire, the lithographic magazine has proved to be as capable of brilliant design and compelling timelessness as the vintage poster. Whereas the poster is limited to public wall display of a specific product or … Continue reading

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