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 ›
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 ›