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CELEBRATING WITH VILLEMOT OUR 200TH VINTAGE GRAPHICS BLOG!

1954 George Bon Salle’s superb study published this year, Embracing an Icon, the Posters of Bernard Villemot , giving us the complete graphic design works of Bernard Villemot, deserves a second consideration–on top of the account given on April 28. … 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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THOSE WHO WORK WITH THEIR HANDS, AS SEEN BY VINTAGE LITHOGRAPHIC POSTERS

The Prairie Provinces of Canada Canadian Pacific Railway; c. 1920;Anonymous; 9” x 15 ½”; B+, L In the rather delirious dash to shake up the heavens, vintage graphic design has tended to fix upon sterling, mysterious glamor and one-of-a-kind speeding. What, then, it … Continue reading

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VINTAGE BEVERAGE POSTERS (PART TWO)—LIGHTNING STRIKING ALL OVER THE PLACE!

Perroy c.1945;Unsigned (Martin Peikert?);50″ x 35″;A-, Japan paper Last week we settled in with the peppy wit and graciousness of the designs of French champagne and cognac promotions. This week we’re on a grand tour of the Continent looking for … Continue reading

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VINTAGE BEVERAGE GRAPHICS (PART ONE)–DELIGHTING IN FRENCH CHAMPAGNE AND COGNAC

Cognac Monnet 1927;Leonetto Cappiello;78 1/8″ X 50 1/4″;A-, L The subject of lithographs alerting us to beverages brings to the fore two richly sensuous crafts. An alert graphic designer would have in mind affinities between his own field’s capacity to … 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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PARIS, THAT GOLDMINE OF GRAPHIC ART!

Pacha Noir 1890s;Jules-Alexandre Grun; 48″ X 34″; B+, L About 1890, Parisian artist, Jules Cheret, discovered an efficient and low-cost technique for the production of lithographs, leading to a torrent of advertising graphics adding even more brilliance, delight and mystery to the … Continue reading

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GRAPHIC CIVILIZATION AND WILD ANIMALS

ggg Antelope 1989;Kazumasa Nagai;41″x29″ It might be a good idea to begin our embrace of original vintage poster design’s focus upon animals, by way of a creature’s-eye-view of what is thrilling. The work shown above, Kazumasa Nagai’s reverie on the … Continue reading

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