Lacaze was a landscape painter who began designing posters for the French railway companies in 1910. His well-composed images are consistently colorful and detailed, often including local architectural or structural highlights, but rarely feature people. Here, we see his view of the Place de la Concorde, with the Obelisk of Luxor, and the Fontaine de… Learn more ›
This ranks as one of the most effective mobilization posters ever designed, alerting Americans at home as to how they could actively become keys part of the war effort.
Animals were a favorite motif of Carigiet; in 1935, he used a rooster to sell PKZ clothes (see reference #3995) and here, two years earlier, it’s a fox in elegant sportsman’s garb, outfitted with a rifle and trademark satchel for his day of chase. In the course of a long career, Carigiet was a posterist,… Learn more ›
The talented Gilbert Shelton, an American cartoonist and underground comix artist, created of The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, Fat Freddy’s Cat, Wonder Wart-Hog, Philbert Desanex, and Not Quite Dead. He later did the cover art to The Grateful Dead’s 1978 album, Shakedown Street.
This spectacular yet restrained Art Deco poster was created for the 1930 opening of an operetta by Manuel Rosenthal involving intrigues in the silk department of a clothing store. Most of the design is black and white, but some of the lengths of fabric hanging from the figure’s arm are tinged the most exquisitely pale… Learn more ›
Nadal was a multi-purpose advertising studio that not only designed posters and brochures, but also created a variety of advertising objects for their clients. Among their respected and important clientele were Bugatti, Renault and the French branch of the White Star Cunard Line. H.M.S. Queen Mary, “the Queen of the Atlantic,” was launched in 1936… Learn more ›
“To announce the launch of the Cunard White Star line’s biweekly luxury liner service between New York and Cherbourg, Roquin created this handsome composition, visually equating two behemoths of the sea . . . with one of the ultimate symbols of the Art Deco era, the Chrysler Building . . . the New York City… Learn more ›
“The Sea has made her choice.” This pretty mermaid is holding what appears to be a life preserver, containing a stylized map of the beaches of France.