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 THE ALLURE OF SPEED, AS CAPTURED BY VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART AND POSTERS 

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/circus-african-riders.html We’re bombarded by the exigency to move vigorously. Shine in motion, or stay in your room. The fascination of sports largely calls upon feats of sizzling motion. Look closely of a big city’s denizens coming to or going from … Continue reading

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IN TIME FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES: HOW SPORTS FIT IN, AS SEEN BY VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/small-format-gems-up-and-over-c.1940.html There are many sports moments for fun and many sports crescendos for profit. What could be more mainstream and easy to understand? Actually, when you take a steady look at these phenomena, they get surprisingly complicated! For every activity … Continue reading

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SLEEK AND GRITTY NOCTURNAL GRAPHIC DESIGNS  

Flying Over Avalon 1940;Ruehl Heckman;14 1/4” x 10 ½ ”;A, P I’ve always found the endeavors of those who work at night to be strangely special. Someone toiling in an office tower or studio after midnight comes to mind as … Continue reading

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MAKING WAVES IN VINTAGE GRAPHIC  ART

This bustling locomotive, in addition to being a rare and somewhat oddly satisfying vintage poster, is a cue to looking closely at the varied and intriguing means of putting across motion (that delicious phenomenon) in eye-and-heart-catching visual advertisements. It may … Continue reading

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PLAYING FAVORITES: POSTERS WE CAN’T FORGET!

Through the years there have been graphics that, for various reasons, have touched us with unusual force. Most of them are long gone; but they still linger in our memory and, thereby, still help us along. The Belgian moto shown … Continue reading

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RENÉ VINCENT—A DECO ARTIST WITH A DIFFERENCE!

One of the most prolific and accomplished French graphic designers of the art deco era (1910-1940) was René Vincent (1879-1936). What I like most about his work is its rootedness in bodies and objects of palpable heft, in contrast to … Continue reading

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BLACK AND RED: NOT MERE COLORS!

At the outset of lithographic poster communications (in the 1890’s), an inspired French designer, Jules-Alexandre Grun, hit upon color cues to evoke the addictive verve and uncanniness of Belle Epoque Paris delights.

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DELUXE PORTFOLIOS

One of the great joys of tending to the graphics of the twentieth century consists in encountering limited edition, lithographic portfolios that concentrate on a sharply focused, visually exciting area of interest. We’ll begin an ongoing tribute to this artistry … Continue reading

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