We’re bombarded by the exigency to move vigorously. Shine in motion, or stay in your room. The fascination of sports largely calls upon feats of sizzling motion. Look closely of a big city’s denizens coming to or going from work, and you will be treated to a cat walk of the powerfully coordinated, including wielding their phones. Why does this speak to us? Let’s let the vintage graphics in our collection cast some light on the subject.

If you’ve been keeping track of where theatre is going in the 21st century, you’ll have noticed that much of the excitement pertains more to circus and dance than dialogue and literature. Our first plate indicates that, in the 1930’s, dynamic spectacle was already the rage—a means of defining vintage poster art as a sign of a change from the previous centuries’ demand for rational pinpointing.

By 1990, as this masterful poster indicates, the saga of deep space was where you really wanted to be!

The great, Paul Colin, patron saint of the Paris jazz era, treats us to a show-biz moment as outer-space as was the previous example, by the incisive Kasumasa Nagai.

Fuelled by peppy song, the music industry plays a big part in putting a spring in our steps.

Being cool about peppery speed is the acme of attaining to the modern.

Partaking of the powers of thoroughbreds puts us vicariously into the race and its beauties!

Rock and roll predates iPad by decades. But they dovetail in finding the wildness of all of us.

The true daring, grace and power here, revealed by professional athletes.

When driverless motion was not part of the thrill.

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