A rich and vibrant serigraph on Arches Velum. A 1992 design by Nouvelle Images of Matisse’s 1952 work. The 1952 piece measured 28 x 112 1/2 inches. This 1994 design is close in size, measuring 25 1/2 x 97 inches. I have only seen one other, at Carre des Feuillants, the 2 Michelin Star French… Learn more ›
A brisk day by the seashore – and the delirious, aphrodisiacal taste of fresh-shucked oysters right on the pier: that’s the promise of La Caisse Simon. Exquisite oysters that arrive in a perfect state, anywhere in Europe. Cappiello adds the eye-winking touch of the ladies’ skirts blown by the breeze, while the gentleman waits in… Learn more ›
Of all of Jean Carlu’s posters, Dentrifice Gelle is the most heavily influenced by Cubism. It is also among his very best, and was known to be his favorite. When I organized the retrospective of his work at the Musee de l’Affiche in Paris in 1980, Carlu told me that his dream would be to… Learn more ›
Midsummer, 1910, and nothing is sexier than watching those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines from the top of the Église St-Pierre, in Caen. Over 60,000 spectators a day took in the spectacle (though few, supposedly, from this vantage point), which included “competitive events between ‘civilians’ and ‘servicemen’” (Affiches d’Aviation, p. 57) in hot-air balloons… Learn more ›
In 1935, Cassandre designed this image for Nicolas, the wine merchant, which was never published. In 1984, the image was repurposed by Willi’s Wine Bar and issued as their first poster. This is one of the copies from the first printing which was printed under the supervision of Henri Mouron, Cassandre’s son. Affiches Art Deco… Learn more ›
Roger Escoffon (1910 – 1983) was a French designer of types, graphics, and posters, best known for his work for Air France. Escoffon received the commission for the Concorde poster in 1976.
From 1903 onward Cappiello began to change his approach to poster design. He began to invent characters, some of which (through repetition in advertisements) began to become associated with the products. The first, in 1903, was the green lady on a red horse advertising Chocolat Klaus; other classics include the 1910 Cinzano zebra and Chocolat… Learn more ›
Hans Bohrdt was a self-taught painter specializing in maritime subjects and became so good at it that the last German kaiser named him his official art consultant on state trips. He executed posters for the Hamburg America Line, the Norddeutscher Lloyd, the Belgian Red Star Line and others. Here, for Cunard, we have a nameless… Learn more ›