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FORTUNE AND THE EXCITING BEAUTIES UNDERLYING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

When it comes to vintage magazine graphics, we all tend to focus on the often breathtaking covers, and perhaps one or two ads and article illustrations that really pop. In conveying to you what amazing value inheres in such items … 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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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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