THE POWERS OF SOLITUDE IN VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART

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The bountiful graphic instalment of lithographic marketing tends to be a blazingly public affair. Much of the stream of vignettes to that effect involves figures more or less directly addressing the public concerning the virtues of the product or service. Moreover, a large percentage of the arrangements of the enthusing in these works entails a sizeable quorum of devotees for the object. Endorsement by whole families or hordes in the streets or elsewhere produce a bolt of energy that captures many folks all on the same page.

But there are graphic strategies–less numerous than those just enumerated–which show us a single figure on the page. And those quiet moments are meant not just for recluses, but for all of us as carrying a dimension mysteriously galvanized by savoring a phenomenon one-to-one.

Our image here, by that far from shrinking violet, Gino Boccasile, directs the market to something purely great in its own singularity.    

 

Canton Loupot

The fascination about malaise amidst opulence.

 

 

la-guilde-du-livre

Alone with her garden of books in the form of a vineyard, where maturation (through long, dark nights) constantly redefines the sense of plenitude.

 

 

beaux_arts_zurich

Alone with her garden of artworks the devotee transcends that range of world history and becomes a lover of pristine nature.

 

 

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This glorious litho transports us  to the serious work of solitary indulging in the creations of significant others.

 

 

la_meridienne

“Hers…tomorrow yours” is the tag line. Her composure would definitely elicit envy. Moreover, the central figure is a protracted, delighted study in itself.

 

 

asia_june32

Resolve and its balance putting mere mountains in their place!

 

 

lloyd_triestino_egypt

A moment of timeless and irresistible serenity.

 

 

Harpers Schiarparelli adApr,1942

Far out and far in!

 

 

pochoir-confrontations

All dressed up and no place to go. And what could be better?

 

 

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A.M. Hopfmuller, ushering in a mysterious zone of (nearly) complete self-sufficiency!

 

 

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shadowland-hopfmuller-sphinx

 

 

Only one of our ipod designs attains to the solitude in question here. The others involve sirens and self-conscious hipsters.

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