March 15, 2010

Art Deco Posters

Art Deco was a movement more commonly attributed to architecture and interior design. But the movement also affected graphic design through advertisements and posters. It was popular during the two World Wars and was seen as “elegant, glamorous, functional and modern”. Art Deco posters are an inspiration to me because of the bright, stark colors and geometric balance to the designs. The font is always sturdy but never over powers the image. I especially like the blends of cubism and art nouveau in the posters. At the time, this style was modern and hip and produced a lavish look during a time of great uncertainty.

Posted by Whitney


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