Daily

Brexit in Cartoon: Barbier’s after party

Our first post-Brexit post! As we get used to the (nothing short of) post-apocalyptic panorama here in London, Cindy Fournier provided us with a biting re-interpretation of George Barbier’s glamorous illustrations: An elegant party nearing its inexorable end. In Miss Fournier’s words: “As today’s air almost seems frozen, even more precious to European creatives still breathing […]

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Art

Jean Gabriel Domergue and the invention of the pin-up

“Domergue was born in Bordeaux and studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. In 1911, he was a winner of the Prix de Rome. From the 1920s onward he concentrated on portraits, and claimed to be “the inventor of the pin-up“. He also designed clothes for the couturier Paul Poiret. From 1955 until 1962 […]

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Art

Portraits by Yuri Annenkov

Today, we are going to ponder for a little while on the portraiture art of Yuri Annenkov. Although his style was profoundly rooted in the Constructivist forms of his time, Annenkov managed to create a most personal stylistic interpretation: From painting to graphic arts, from theatre designs to film sets, Annenkov spread himself confidently, adapting his […]

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Fashion, Inspiration

LOL: A portfolio of 50 Fashion caricatures

Fashion satire. Try to imagine a concept as such: Nowadays a professional risks to be blacklisted forever only for not shooting a full-look as designer intended, imagine if someone would illustrate fully fledged satire for some of the outlandish fashions we see parading down the runway.

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Art, Daily, Inspiration

Fashion in the posters of Leonetto Cappiello

Within his oeuvre, Italian poster art designer Leonetto Cappiello often managed to inject a certain degree of fashion to his work: Whether it is a close up of an intriguing frock or a fantastic pattern, it’s not hard to picture his posters comfortably sprawled on a designer mood-board, right at the beginning of a season. […]

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Issue 2, Long Reads, Reads

Cameron: The Scarlet Woman who bewitched Los Angeles

My very first approach to the art of Cameron was through the 1956 ten minutes-long film ‘The Wormwood Star’ by Curtis Harrington. Despite the few minutes of highly-stylised live action filming, the whole short is intensely based on Cameron’s esoteric illustrations, slowly filmed to the abstract, ravenous soundtrack by Philip Harland and Leona Wood. If you […]

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