Power, speed and vibrant color were the dominating themes in posters created in the 1920s. The artwork, referred to as Art Deco, allowed posters to take on a new form with simplified shapes and sleek, angular lettering replacing the curved lettering of the Art Nouveau style. (source)
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The term Art Deco comes from the 1925 Decorative Arts Exposition in Paris, where people flocked to view a spectacular display of this new type of art.
This vintage 1927 movie poster epitomizes a very vivid sense of power that was a popular theme in the posters created in the 1920s.
1926 Poster “Don Juan,” starring John Barrymore (grandfather of Drew Barrymore) (source)
This vintage 1926 movie poster practically drips with brute strength and speed. It also features a variety of lettering styles and colors to add a bit more excitement to the overall picture.
1920's George V. Hecker's Flour Vintage Poster (source)
Printed in the lithograph style, you will notice that this beauty was laid out horizontally, suggesting that it was used as an insert for advertising on a train, trolley or bus.
1920s Original Antique Vintage Clothing Poster (source)
The well-dressed couple depicted in this poster is wearing the flapper-style clothing that was popular in the Art Deco era. Another thing that sets it apart, which cannot be seen in a digital image, is its linen back, which was a common printing surface in this time period.
1920s Lori or Lora Harrington & her Gypsy Wayfarers Vintage Vaudeville Music Poster (source)
Printed by Quigley Lithograph Co., this rare music poster uses a simple color scheme to draw the audience in and make the lettering litterally pop out at you. Another interstesting tidbit is that it was mounted on linen and machine folded for distribution.
Have you ever wondered how drinking cow’s milk became so popular? Apparently, the National Dairy Association started its campaign back at the turn of the twentieth century. The bright yellow in the National Dairy Council poster definitely catches the eye. In contrast, the deep shades of color in the Lawrence Wilbur poster showcase illustrative and graphic arts printing methods at their best.
1920 Dairy Milk and Airplane Poster (source)
Produced by the Dairymen`s League Cooperative Association in New York City, this poster also promotes the drinking of milk by combining the themes of power and speed with a traditional American landscape. Although the airplane is the focus, this poster offers many other elements such as the machine-age skyscrapers in the foreground encompassing the airplane, a milk truck on a highway and a steam engine train, backed by a colorful patchwork of farm lands.
1920s Corticelli Fabric Fashion Poster (source)
Fashion at its finest! This simple, yet elegant poster uses the idea of “less is more” to convey its message.
1920 French Railroad Poster (source)
This work of art reveals lithograph at its finest. Advertising the French Railway as your host for excursions to Normandy, it was printed in France and designed by well-known French graphic designer, poster artist, and illustrator Charles-Jean Hallo.
1920s Doctor Lynas’ Extracts Poster (source)
This poster is unique in that it was printed on cardboard. Its bold typography adds emphasis to the fact that Dr. Lynas’ was a well-known brand of the era.
1920 Eveready Flashlight Christmas Poster (source)
This charming photomontage poster mixes text and photo elements to create a sense of expression that is sure make you smile. The detail that went into printing this almost “life-like” gentleman reveals the use of some very detailed and tedious lithography techniques.
These “posters” take linen backing to a whole new level.
In retrospect, while many posters from the 1920s were detailed works of art, a great many more were simply humorous, cheeky, or down-right ugly. Together, these posters helped to form the foundation of modern-day advertising, and give us great topics to blog about, too!
If you would like to find out more about vintage posters, visit http://vintageposterworks.com.
Of the many word-based games played on ColourLovers, one of the newest is HAIKU PALETTES & POETIC PATTERNS where Lovers create palettes and poems at the same time from the words in the color names. The group began in January 2011 and quickly grew to 20 members in its first few days. Membership has more than doubled in less than the three to four months since the group was launched.
Upon rainbow throne
Bright and bold - The Autumn Queen
A sight to behold
April is National Poetry Month - A note from the editor
The month of April has many national celebrations, one of those being National Poetry Month. Before we draw this month to a close, we want to feature one of our most recent, popular groups, the HPP, managed by ketisse, a COLOURlover who is very passionate about writing and poetry. I personally think that it is amazing how she has invented a way for COLOURlovers to work with color, pattern and palettes to create poetry - the process is truly intriguing!
Today, the group currently boasts:
- 178 COLORS
- 179 PALETTES
- 184 PATTERNS
- 67 LOVERS
I hope you enjoy learning about the group itself and learning how to create a Haiku through palettes. ketisse has put together a very through guest post about her group and the creation process.
- Molly Bermea / Community Curator & Blog Editor
If you haven't noticed, we've made some site updates you may really want to know about!
ACTIVITY FEED + NOTIFICATIONS
So what is your Activity Feed and how does that relate to Notifications?
Everything you do at COLOURlovers.com and how you know what everyone else is doing in regards to what you're interested in. It will really enhance the social aspect of COLOURlovin, I know it has for me ten times more than before - I finally feel a sense of community going on.
Just like Facebook, you can choose to be notified by "real" email about palettes, swatches or patterns that have been loved and/or fav'd, love notes, responses, blog comments and responses, etc.
The settings do not automatically take effect, you must be logged in, then go to your ACCOUNT (up top between your mini avatar and love notes)...
Then go to your NOTIFICATIONS and have at it. Features used to only be available in-site or not at all, so this is a pretty spiffy and much needed update! Thanks CL Developers!
While the Activity Feed and Notifications my have been pretty obvious, I bet you didn't realize we made a small change, but big improvement to the blog channels RSS functionality.
You can now subscribe to each channel separately! Because our topics and readers are so diverse, this should help out a lot.
You can still RSS to the entire channel list by using colourlovers.com as your feed link in say Google Reader, or by using the RSS subscription tools to the right of each post (see the yellow highlighted area):
BUT....if you're like most people, you might only want to follow the PRINT channel - let's use that as an example.
I use Google Reader. There's just one little step to getting the correct link to put in to your subscription feed. The easiest way to get it, is by selecting CHANNELS from the top navigation menu, then select PRINT (or whatever channel you wish to follow independently)....
Next, grab the link from the browser bar. For our example, it should read clean, "http://colourlovers.com/print" (see the yellow highlighted area below).
Paste this link in to your Google Reader, "add a subscription button"...
And you're done! Do this for each channel you want to follow independently.
That wraps up the latest changes pushed out in the last couple weeks.