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.
The son of a rich public notary, Maurice Biais was a socialite and a dandy on the Parisian scene, as well as a talented artist. In 1911, he married the performer Jane Avril, with whom he had a doomed, short-lived union. He designed numerous illustrations, graphics and posters including one for La Maison Moderne, for… Learn more ›
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… Learn more ›
The airplane in this object realism poster is a Fokker D.VII which was Germany’s most successful World War I fighter. It was capable of flying at 125 mph at an altitude of 15,000 feet. Artist Gustav Otto was born into the business of high-performance engine manufacture–his father was Nickolaus Otto, the German engineer who developed… Learn more ›
The S.S. Ranchi began yearly cruises to Norway shortly after her launch in 1925. Silas is best remembered as a painter, but he also designed posters for British railway companies and several shipping lines. Here, on the first class sports deck behind the second funnel, well dressed cruisers are watching a game of “Deck Tennis,”… Learn more ›