- 33 1/2 x 24 3/4 inches (85 x 62 1/2 cm)
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“Colin realized at least three posters for the General Transatlantic Company, known throughout the entire world by the name ‘French Line.’ Here, the somber ship cleaving the shimmering waters is seen sailing through a transparent drape consisting of the French colors, a delightful way to remind [the viewer] of the nationality of this transport company” (Colin Affichiste, p. 132).
These svelte, well-tanned dazzlers are a mere sampling of “the most beautiful women in the world” that while away their summers in sultry Monte-Carlo.
Duncan yo-yos hit the market in 1929 and quickly became an international sensation. Gid’s design, using only two colors, encapsulates the sheer joy of the toy through three intricate characters that are not only playing with yo-yos, but are embodiments of the toy itself. Their heads, each with one large eye, resemble yo-yos, and even the letters seem to dance. A rare mixture of Art Deco and humor.
Raymond Gid 24, Encyclopedie de l’Affiche p. 86, Affiches Art Deco p. 187.