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Art Deco Posters


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Art Deco replaced Art Nouveau as the major international decorative style after World War I and continued until World War II. Art Deco represented a machine age aesthetic, replacing flowing, floral motifs with streamlined, geometric designs that expressed the speed, power and scale of modern technology.

 

Design influences were many, from the modern art movements of Cubism, Futurism and Constructivism to ancient geometric design elements from the exotic cultures of Egypt, Assyria and Persia. In poster art, precursors were the German Plakatstil, the Viennese Secession and the Parisian fashion design revolution that began in 1908.

 

The style received its name from the Decorative Arts Exposition of Paris in 1925, which marked the full flowering of Art Deco design. Simplification and abstraction were always it's hallmarks, although the graceful elegance and exoticism of its early days yielded to a more muscular and forceful style in the late 1920s and 1930s.

 

That final phase is often called the "Cassandre Style" after its most famous artist, who enjoyed a one-man show at the Museum of Modern Art in 1936. Cassandre's sleek designs of towering ships and speeding trains are still considered the style's quintessential images.

 

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France: Barbier, Bernard, Broders, Cassandre, Colin, Carlu, Dorival, Domergue, Dupas, Falcucci, Loupot, Marton, Maurus and Solon

Switzerland: Baumberger, Coulon, Diggelmann, Fontanet, Laubi, Loupot, Matter, Morach, Stoecklin and Trapp

Italy: Boccasile, Codognato, Dudovich, Lenhart, Nizzoli, Seneca, Sepo and Riccobaldi

Britain: Herrick, Ham, McKnight-Kauffer, Newbould, Purvis and Zero

Germany: Anton, Gotschke, Hohlwein, Steiner and Wiertz

United States: Beall, Binder, Brodovitch, Maurer and Ragan

Holland: Hofman, Pieck, Ten Broek and Wilminck

Misc: Bereny (Hungary), Norblin (Poland), Ribas (Spain), Satomi (Japan), Sellheim (Australia) and many more!

 

 


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Art Deco Posters


Explore our world-leading Art Deco collection.


 

Art Deco replaced Art Nouveau as the major international decorative style after World War I and continued until World War II. Art Deco represented a machine age aesthetic, replacing flowing, floral motifs with streamlined, geometric designs that expressed the speed, power and scale of modern technology.

 

Design influences were many, from the modern art movements of Cubism, Futurism and Constructivism to ancient geometric design elements from the exotic cultures of Egypt, Assyria and Persia. In poster art, precursors were the German Plakatstil, the Viennese Secession and the Parisian fashion design revolution that began in 1908.

 

The style received its name from the Decorative Arts Exposition of Paris in 1925, which marked the full flowering of Art Deco design. Simplification and abstraction were always it's hallmarks, although the graceful elegance and exoticism of its early days yielded to a more muscular and forceful style in the late 1920s and 1930s.

 

That final phase is often called the "Cassandre Style" after its most famous artist, who enjoyed a one-man show at the Museum of Modern Art in 1936. Cassandre's sleek designs of towering ships and speeding trains are still considered the style's quintessential images.

 

Most popular searches:

Browse Art Deco by COUNTRY:

France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Switzerland
United Kingdom
United States

Browse Art Deco by DECADE:
1920s
1930s
1940s

Browse Art Deco by SUBJECT:

Expositions & World's Fairs
Fashion
Food & Drink
Sports
Transportation
Travel

 

 

France: Barbier, Bernard, Broders, Cassandre, Colin, Carlu, Dorival, Domergue, Dupas, Falcucci, Loupot, Marton, Maurus and Solon

Switzerland: Baumberger, Coulon, Diggelmann, Fontanet, Laubi, Loupot, Matter, Morach, Stoecklin and Trapp

Italy: Boccasile, Codognato, Dudovich, Lenhart, Nizzoli, Seneca, Sepo and Riccobaldi

Britain: Herrick, Ham, McKnight-Kauffer, Newbould, Purvis and Zero

Germany: Anton, Gotschke, Hohlwein, Steiner and Wiertz

United States: Beall, Binder, Brodovitch, Maurer and Ragan

Holland: Hofman, Pieck, Ten Broek and Wilminck

Misc: Bereny (Hungary), Norblin (Poland), Ribas (Spain), Satomi (Japan), Sellheim (Australia) and many more!

 

 


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