A.M. Cassandre, Deco poster master, on display in N.Y.C.

The largest exhibition of original posters by the artist A.M. Cassandre ever assembled will be shown at New York’s International Poster Center, Oct. 6 through Oct. 26.

Through 45 original works by one of the greatest graphic designers of the 20th century,A.M._Cassandre_vintage_poster1.jpg the exhibit captures the best of the era by displaying the origins of Modern art. Highlights of the exhibition include his most famous ship and travel posters, from the raw power of the Nord Express to the provocative innovation of his Wagon-Bar, from the iconic and timeless Normandie to the quiet and haunting Route Bleue. Dozens of images with which we are so familiar today, all presented in their original forms.

Also on display will be his iconic advertisements for food and fashion, including the revolutionary Dubonnet and the Cubist-inspired Grand-Sport. Adding flavor to this already-exciting collection are some rare variants, unrealized prints, and books by the artist, including his Ernest hat poster, one of three known copies in the world.

On their own, these designs are masterpieces; together, they are an exhibition of a lifetime. They will then be part of Poster Auction International’s 51st auction of rare, vintage posters Nov. 14. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 pm. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Here’s a few more examples of Cassandre’s work to ease you into the weekend:

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-posted by Eric

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