Posts Tagged: Marcel Vertes

Marcel Vertes

I love the insouciant lines of Hungarian painter, illustrator and  Academy Award-winning (for art direction and scenic design for ‘Moulin Rouge’) set and costume designer Marcel Vertès (1895-1961). See more of his quirky, delightful Schiaparelli illustrations in my post on perfume here, and check out the murals Vertes painted at the Café Carlyle in the Carlyle…

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Shocking Life

‘Shocking Life’, fashion maven Elsa Schiaparelli‘s autobiography from 1954… …with beautiful illustrations of her perfume of the same name by costume designer, illustrator Marcel Vèrtes… …and her description of the naming of her perfume… “The color flashed in front of my eyes. Bright, impossible, impudent, becoming, life-giving, like all the light and the birds and the fish…

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Tuesday Tulips

For ‘Hyacinthe & Rose‘ by Franςois Morel, French illustrator Martin Jarrie has created 48 gorgeous flower portraits … Éduoard Vuillard, 1919… Turkish miniature by Abdullah Buhari, 16th century… …Cornucopia Magazine with Ottoman paintings… Ustad Mansur, 1610… Mhairi McGregor… Herbert Osterstock, 1929… Ottoman Tankard, 1575-80, Louvre… Raoul Dufy, 1942…thanks Lessing PhotoArchive… The Dutch tulip, upon which fortunes were won and…

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Vogue Typography

Brand recognition seems to outweigh innovation in so many areas, with creative typography losing out too often. Vogue Magazine was, once upon a time, such a dynamic force in graphic design. Marvel at the glorious type below… …by Georges Lepape, 1928…thanks aspetalsfall… …and another of his from 1929… …and 1938… Carl ‘Eric’ Ericson, 1933…check out…

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