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August 10, 2021

17 Stunning Vintage Art Deco Posters

Art Deco is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. It took its name, short for Arts Décoratifs, from the Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes (International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts) held in Paris in 1925.

Combining modern styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials, Art Deco influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewelry, fashion, cars, movie theatres, trains, ocean liners, and everyday objects. During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress.

Art Deco is one of the first truly international styles, but its dominance ended with the beginning of World War II and the rise of the strictly functional and unadorned styles of modern architecture and the International Style of architecture that followed.

Take a look at these 17 fascinating and stunning vintage art deco posters:

Rajah by Henri Meunier, 1898

Waschanstalt Zürich by Robert Hardmeyer, 1905

Salamander Shoes by Ernst Deutsch-Dryden, 1912

Grieder, a shop in Zurich, by Charles Loupot, 1919

Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, 1920

Cycles Dilecta Bicycles by G. Favre, 1920

La Victoria Arduino by Leonetto Cappiello, 1922

Nord Express by A. M. Cassandre, 1927

Nord-Wagons Lits-PLM by Jean-Raoul Naurac, 1927

Vins Camp Romain Wine by L. Gadoud, c.1930

Rau-Bouillon Wurfel, 1930

The Sun All Year on the Cote d’Azur by Roger Broders, 1931

Camomilla Parigi Drink by Golia, 1933

Radio Telefunken, 1935

Pullman Safety and Comfort by William P. Welsh

Venice-Simplon Orient Express

El Papel de Fumar

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