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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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AIRPLANE GRAPHICS—THE SKY’S THE LIMIT!

     Hier/Aujourd’hui Air Show  1931 ;S.Peratt ;46″ x 61 1/2″   In 1931, the composition in the foreground Aujourd’hui was very today (while the white, biplane figure was very yesterday). Time flies. But the mystery and romance of people travelling in the … Continue reading

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ROSE ET NOIR (UPBEAT AND DOWNBEAT)

L’Ombre de la Liberte (1931)Paul Iribe;12  ½” x 10”;litho I of IX from Rose et Noir In 1931, the Nicolas Paris-based wine store chain, produced a deluxe lithographic project , titled, Rose et Noir. This effort was a bid to … Continue reading

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NORMAN ROCKWELL AND THE PULSE OF AMERICA

For a number of decades, graphic artist. Norman Rockwell, sent forth a large quantity of illustrations which seemed— to most Americans and most non-Americans— to capture the essence of the Republic. This was a portrayal (to a great extent emanating … Continue reading

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THE INIMITABLE L’ILLUSTRATION!

Whereas now we have the internet to put us into a state of dazzlement about the creative energies of the whole wide world, 75 years ago there was L’Illustration, the flagship of the French fleet of vehicles of visual impact.  

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