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SKIN DEEP in VINTAGE POSTERS and GRAPHICS

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/boccasile-reval-c.1948.html Here and there the gods of vintage posters attend to our skin. Nowadays large exposure covers every nook and cranny of the media. But back then, statements did occur which lifted our hearts and opened eyes to products. As it … Continue reading

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GENTLEMAN’S ATTIRE, IN VINTAGE POSTER ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/pochoir-la-caline-1922-gbt.html An obvious reality, of the field we so happily handle, is that the vast majority of the imagery pertains to women. As such (finally) it dawned on us that we’ve neglected a world of distinction along lines of men,and … Continue reading

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WHITE AS SNOW, WARM AS FIRE: THE FACTOR OF WHITE IN VINTAGE POCHOIR GRAPHICS

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/pochoir-la-derniere-lettre-persane-1920-gbt.html In Paris (and elsewhere in France), you’ll notice how many of the structures have chosen variants of white for their surfaces. From distant centuries, they tell us their subtleties and their heart. Not surprisingly, then, the reservoir of French … Continue reading

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FRIENDLY  SKIES WITH A DIFFERENCE IN VINTAGE POCHOIR ART

http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/pochoir-un-peu-d-air-1921-gbt.html One of the most striking confirmations of the wide-spread spirit of radical innovation in early-twentieth-century Europe is an endeavor seldom, if ever, noticed. While the Communist Manifesto cascaded from strengths to strength in those days, a far more trenchant … Continue reading

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PATTERN DESIGN WHEN THE GOING WAS ESPECIALLY GOOD

Our first instalment of enjoying textiles illustrated by major 20th century artists had to do with unlikely figures–Picasso and Warhol–doing justice to a rather obscure endeavor. (You don’t think of either of those luminaries avoiding the limelight.) In this second … Continue reading

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MID-CENTURY ARTISTS’ TEXTILES—FINE ARTISTS GETTING DOWN TO PATTERNS WITH POP!

Pop artist, Andy Warhol, was always about the pregnant vignette. Near the beginning of his career he availed himself of a windfall showcase in the form of a marketing angle conceived before the Second World War but only hitting its … Continue reading

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SIGNS OF SPRING, SITTING PRETTY IN OUR COLLECTION

Maudit Vent GBT 1914;Pierre Brissaud;9 1/2″ x 7 1/2″;A,P The spring season means various things to many people. My most vivid childhood memory of spring in Arctic Winnipeg was racing wooden matches along the still-frozen gutters awash with mountains of … Continue reading

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DRESSED TO KILL—FORMAL ATTIRE IN GRAPHIC ART

Salem Gold 1914;Anonymous;10 1/8″ x 7 3/8″;A,P; litho from Die Reklame The Party Season is upon us; and we felt that showing vintage graphic art vignettes of serious party animals would be fun and edifying. In this instalment we’ll let … Continue reading

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