La Chanson au Volant 1934;Charles Roussel;14″ x 10 5/8″;A,P, Song Sheet

Those of you who do dance clubs or otherwise access DJ incitements might have noticed how the aural powers lead the way to tempering tactile and optical presence. Bad old rock and roll always knew it was going somewhere not only different but better, not only fun but complicated. Many graphic artists, even those working before the rock era, had been captivated by the transformational powers of music. Here we don’t want to get into complications but to simply marvel at the cornucopia of instances of music tugging visual design into a homage to what’s afoot!

This lithographic song sheet jumps on the chance to link highway dynamics and song!


iPod Blue Babe 2008;Anonymous;72” x 48 ½”;A-, L

The supple body language is a Proustian novel in itself!




















Mostly Mozart Festival 1974;Jack Bush;69 3/4″x 37″;A,P

Hot color saturation and chording can be yours by listening more closely than is necessary with club music.



La Plus Jolie Fille de France c.1920;Faria;47″x 30″; A,L

Cool restraint and lavish emotions,within a flood of luxuriant melodies. Wrapped up and sold by a truly magnificent litho!
















Canadian Home Journal February 1937;Rex Woods;14”x 10 3/4”A-, Magazine

Cool restraint in being captive to a melancholy and venturesome tune.
















Le Jazzoflute 1922 GBT;Georges Lepape ;9 1/4″x 6 7/8″;B+,P

Giving vent to whimsy! In one sense of this patrician spree, we have the bid to simple, even simplistic, musicality being lightly mocked. But look a bit longer and you might find that the musician has latched on to lightness of spirit that she won’t easily put away.


We can’t wait for the Second Cut next week!!



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