I love these vintage posters for their exceptional compositional style and their vibrant colours. Any one of them would make a fine addition to a living room wall. I found them at Chisholm Gallery Vintage Posters.
These vibrant Art Deco Illustrations are by Mexican artist Ernesto "El Chango" García. As well as being a fabulous illustrator he was a renowned political cartoonist, professional tango dancer, Greco-Roman wrestler and pioneer of silent films. Gosh! Here is a link for more information about his remarkable life, examples of his work and influence--> Ernesto "El Chango" García.Images from here, here and here.
Did you know that the Dutch technology company Philips is actually properly called Royal Philips? No, I didn't know that either. Based in Amsterdam, Royal Philips was established in 1891 by father and son Gerard and Einfhoven Philips. The first thing the company produced were carbon-filament lamps. If you would like to know more, the Philips museum website has some interesting tidbits and history about the company. I also found a nice back catalogue of past advertising campaigns dating back to the late 1800s. I've selected a few of my favourites here.
A few months ago I did a post about my all time favourite Hitchock film: Rear Window. Well, I'm also very partial to North by Northwest. It has lots of iconic scenes such as Cary Grant (as Roger Thornhill) being persued by a crop duster in a wheat field and the final Mount Rushmore cliff hanger! It's also got a fabulous suporting cast in James Mason and Martin Landau. I think Eve Marie Saint was particularly well cast as she is perfection as the film's icy blond Hitchcock femme fatale.
Here is one of my favourite quotes from the film:
Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant): Now you listen to me, I’m an advertising man, not a red herring. I’ve got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several bartenders that depend upon me, and I don’t intend to disappoint them all by getting myself “slightly” killed.
A stylish Times Square and below that The Rockefeller Center, Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building as depicted in two very fine vintage postcards courtesy of blog A Walk in New York. I'm not sure exactly when they were published, but my guess is the 20s or 30s.
Apparently it is the 150 year anniversary of the London Underground. To celebrate, the London Transport Museum is having an exhibition of posters designed for what was/is the world's first underground railway. The posters span the period from 1908 to the present day. I thought they were very stylish!
British Railway posters and publicity from the 20s and 30s were full of jolly colours and picturesque scenery. I bet they worked a treat at getting Londoners to spend their hols in the Northern parts of England and Scotland.
Not quite sure what this pirate chap is doing in Scotland. The two people in the background don't seem to be overly alarmed however, so he must be OK I guess!