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 ›
With the entire crowd’s backs facing us, the viewer instinctively wants to be drawn into the image, to become a part of this sunset-hued market scene.
All the sultry pleasures that the “Holiday Isle of the Tropics” has to offer are laid out with surreal abandon, an island’s worth of fun encapsulated in a tantalizingly discrete silhouette. Born in Munich, Seyler became a painter and teacher who spent most of his career in Germany, but also spent time on the American… Learn more ›
Luc takes a very straightforward approach that allows the fanciful nature and alien attraction to these aquatic creatures to speak for themselves. And by placing the viewer inside an underwater cave lined with luminescent coral, we’re given a nearly predatorial view of this trio of denizens from the deep-an angel fish pair and a single… Learn more ›
Held annually, the Bal des Petits Lits Blancs was a charity gala benefitting orphaned children in France. Here, a glamorous socialite waves a symbolic white bed sheet from within her opera box.