This print represents a Char B bis in service with the French Army May 1940.
At the request of General Estienne and on the basis of previous studies worked out by Renault, Schneider, FAMH, FCM, and Delaunay-Belleville, a new battle tank was developed…Continue
This will be a short one - with a few really great pictures, although.
With the increase of passenger traffic on the New Haven's Shore Line requiring trains of fourteen to sixteen cars, the capacity of the I4 Pacifics which had been used for twenty years was severely taxed. As a result of tests with two of…Continue
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A company once known as "world's greatest travel system" had a lot to advertise.
Established in 1881, the Canadian Pacific Railway quickly evolved into a business empire. Their activities stretched far beyond the railroads: the CPR operated steamships and hotels, telegraph services and radio stations, and, quite naturally, an…Continue
A few days ago looking for visual help to explain what is dieselpunk for de IDD in the facebook group Sindicato Dieselpunk I found some images that already has seen in the past, but when I put enough attention I discovered that the author was mexican.
For all those who still don´t know the Rodolforever works let me introduce him with these awesome images:…Continue
This poster comes from the Netherlands:
Painters' trade union informs us that the hand holding a brush can also be a fist. Beware!..
Recently, yours truly and Stefan exchanged opinions on Interbellum art. Speaking of creativity and imagination, I mentioned…Continue
Sorry, no cheese today. No chocolate. Only a selection of posters from the Swiss Confederation.
One may expect a lot of advertisements promoting banking and watch industry. Sorry - nothing like this in my collection. But there is a lot of automotive themes (like on the poster above, a work of Noël…Continue
They are back again, those streamliners, with a classic Peter Ewart poster:
You don't have to guess the make - it's THE Royal Hudson, Canadian Pacific Class H1d #2850. A semi-streamliner, like a lot of its contemporaries used by the same railway. And before we see it again, let's take a quick look at some slightly…Continue
Today, I'd like to present an artist who was lucky enough to catch the Jazz Age spirit and talented enough to preserve it in his prints and sketches.
A number of French poster artists have been already featured here: A.M. Cassandre,…Continue
Some Diesel Era spirit from the famous Tube. I said 'Tube", not 'YouTube'.
London Transport Museum preserves several dozen treasures of graphic design. Vintage posters continue to inspire artists all over the world. Every British poster art exposition is considered a major cultural event, attracting maximum…Continue
For once, here is something that hasn't (completely) popped out my twisted imagination: this somehow funny looking, cartoonish train is based on a real train, a passengers DMU (Diesel Multi Unit) class ДП, which in russian is short for Дизель поезд (Diesel train). Built during WWII by the company…Continue
Today, I'd like to present a small collection of posters created by one of the most influential Polish artists during the Interbellum.
Stefan Norblin was born in 1892 in an artist's family in Warsaw. His father, Piotr Norblin, was a well-known painter. Young Stefan studied art in Antwerp and Dresden. He opened his own atelier in early 1920s.
Norblin was a dazzling figure…Continue
Edward McKnight Kauffer was one of Britain’s most highly influential 20th Century poster artists and graphic designers.
Beginning his professional life as a painter, Kauffer soon embraced poster art as a form of visual communication, enabling the public to view Modern Art through the display of his posters on the streets.
In the early 1900s, Kauffer…Continue
I'd like to present here, in graphic form, one of the Diesel Era most dramatic pages.
Civil War in Spain (July 17, 1936 - April 1, 1939) was by no means an internal conflict - both sides, loyalist Republicans and rebellious Nationalists, were supported by foreign powers, accusing each other of being "puppets" in the hands of, respectively, Soviet Union and…Continue
"... She is more than happy to let her lady pistol do the talking for her. And when she starts talking, well... like a lot of dames, it's hard to shut her up again".
From Diesel City -…
Some propaganda today. Let us begin with a 1943 poster looking like a sci-fi magazine centerfold:
The artist is Pat Keely. By the way, the wartime propaganda and advertising in the US and Canada often borrowed themes from science fiction - to show "the future we are fighting for" (three examples can be seen…Continue
Another set of WWII posters:
This time they come from the United States (preserved by Jackson Library, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro), and their target audience are women. Ladies eager to perform their patriotic duties with US Army WAC…Continue
This is a another in my series of Tank portraits.
PzKpfw NbFz V and VI’s designs were very similar to the British Vickers "Independent" tank, Soviet T-35, French Char-2C and proved to be too complex to produce. Only two prototypes were built by Rheinmetall in 1934. In Spring of 1939, Krupp’s PzKpfw NbFz VI…
In 1924, a young artist was commissioned a label for Château Mouton Rothschild wine:
Baron Philippe de Rothschild, an extravagant Jazz Age playboy, thought not only of car races, beautiful actresses and night clubs. Exactly like the more conservative members of the family he was very keen on promoting his "discriminated" (i.e. exluded from Grand Cru status) Mouton;…Continue
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The reason is simple: in our community, pictures should tell a story. And Modiano posters printed in Hungary in 1932-1933 can tell a lot if someone cares to ask - or to research. Often erroneously attributed as "Italian", the posters promoted an…Continue
Some more examples of Canadian war propaganda brought to us by Mr. Malon in his fabulous photostream:
We already ran two batches of Canadian war art - Posters and…Continue