May/June 2019 edition
Issue #5 AutoMobilia Resource Magazine
The movement known as “Art Deco” was a shortened name version of the planned exhibition “Arts Decoratifs”, which was held in Paris in 1925. This was a deliberate shift away from Art Nouveau, with its flowing and undulating style, lasting from about 1920 until the mid-late 1930s.
Art Deco was directly influenced by some of the prior painting movements of Cubism with its geometric forms, and Fauvism and its bright colors. Generally, the look was simpler, more precise, less embellished, and more linear.
“Pierce Arrow” by Robert Lewis is a stellar example, done in 1929, with strong graphics and metallic silver ink. “Grand Prix Suisse”, by Graf, is a world-renowned image, and was chosen for the cover of the book on the event. Two fine designs, by Kow, convey power with color: “Cap d’Antibes” and “Hotchkiss”.
Vintage Auto Posters
Tony Singer, the owner of Vintage Auto Posters and Automobilia Monterey International Expo writes about finding, preserving and collecting Vintage Auto Posters.