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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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THE YIN AND THE YANG OF VINTAGE POSTER ART!

We’re bullish on a new movie just arrived in town, namely, Hou Hsiao Hsien’s The Assassin! The star/ protagonist is named Yinniang and her story is all about Yin and Yang. Being a professional killer you’d have to say she’s … Continue reading

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FEASTS ARE GOOD FOR YOU

The autumn time of year we’re now well underway with tends to be a time for enjoying rich foods and beverages. Here we go, then, with some culinary graphic designs which convey, with real panache, the gusto of dining! Gino … Continue reading

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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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