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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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“AMERICA, AMERICA!” AS SEEN BY VINTAGE POSTERS  (PART ONE)

  http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/transportation-hawaii-by-clipper-pan-american-world-airways-1948.html Love it or hate it, America is a big story on this little planet! Graphic designers know that its non-stop show-time flicks out a special pop we can’t stop watching. In our two-part coverage of this extravaganza we’ll … Continue reading

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DOMINANT COLOR IN VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/entertainment-blue-velvet-1986.html Vintage graphic designers could ramp up, by way of the factor of color, the attraction of a presentation to be sold. Moreover, they could and did confine the color palette to one dominant hue, to introduce special effects. Film … Continue reading

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MACHINE AGE POSTER “DINOSAURS” SHOWING LOTS OF LIFE

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/graphic-design-hermes-c.1950.html One of the perks included in working with “obsolete” imagery is the bonus of realizing and exploring how its many strengths offer initiatives in our century. Configurations long gone leave a residue we turn away from at our peril, … Continue reading

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OUR VINTAGE POSTER GALLERY TREASURE TROVE !

The permanently situated framed vintage posters (for sale) in our entrance-way gallery and the rotating display of unframed vintage posters in our studio combine to provide in a flash (the speed, in fact, posters get going with blowing us away) … Continue reading

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THE VISUAL ESSENTIALS OF MUSIC

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/entertainment-mostly-mozart-festival-1974.html We all know that music can make large and important inroads into middling experience. The impact of music in movies, for instance, can leave us enchanted with the action. There are fascinating vintage posters and other graphics which try … Continue reading

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SPLENDID ANONYMITY–VINTAGE POSTER GEMS MINUS THE ARTIST’S NAME

Virtuoso artists tend to leave their calling cards. The waves they make are generally very traceable to a specific source–themselves. Often the personality involved becomes an integral part of the impact of the work. The economics as well as the … Continue reading

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THE TEENS (1910-1920), CAPTURED IN GRAPHIC ART

The period of time stretching from 1910 to 1920 is remarkable for its enduring a devastation, or at least a huge arrest, of the excitements of omnipresent change. Most of the major departures from conventional rational life–in scientific and philosophical … Continue reading

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REPEATED MOTIFS IN VINTAGE GRAPHIC POSTERS

D. H. Evans Fashion Wise 1950s;Arpad Elfer;30″ x 40″;A-, Silkscreen We live in a fairly solid context (animal; vegetable; mineral); but we live in something else, not so easily enumerated. To do justice to this latter range of experience graphic … Continue reading

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SPRING, THE SEASON OF ROMANCE AND LOVE, AS SEEN BY VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

Le Nid de Pinsons 1922 GBT;Andre Marty;9 1/2″ x 7″;A-,P When, after a severe, austere and long winter, you witness the spurt of the onset of the leaves and blossoms and the return to basking in the warm sunlight, you … Continue reading

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