1956 Original French Poster, Ax les Thermes – Robert Rey
While it is not true that all Montrealers love winter, I think it would be safe to say that the first snow – or at least the first few minutes of the first snow – holds our attention and captivates our collective imagination. At least until the snow turns to slush and those few drivers who haven’t thought of winter tires find themselves slip slidin’ away…
1972 Original Sapporo Olympic Games Poster
Although Canadians are not as commercial about Christmas as our neighbours to the South, the ubiquitous Home Depot reindeer have started appearing on lawns around town (I want at least one), and Christmas carols are on the radio (kind of like this one). At dinner last night we had a conversation about how holidays have become more like shopping expeditions than spiritual events. Every year in the US there are folks who are literally stampeded while looking for the best deal on the best gift (see this) and kids are taught to make their lists early so Santa can be sure to find every last thing.
1940s Original Swiss French Poster, Loterie Romande – Todtli
I can’t claim to be blameless in this as I too try to find just the right gift for everyone on my list, and I am in the business of selling items for Christmas. I just think it would be nice if folks remembered to celebrate the joy and faith that the holidays were originally intended to celebrate: whether it’s Christmas, Chanukah, or Kwanzaa, as we lope into the holiday season, I am going to make a conscious effort to give thanks, to be grateful, and to stay away from the slush puddles.
Happy Snowday everyone!
1910s Original French Theatre Poster, Cigale – Leloir
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In May of last year I wrote a blog post called “War Posters, Mercy and the Red Cross” (you can find a link to it here). In it I described the story of a World War One poster for Canadian Victory Bonds that featured a ship called the Llandovery Castle, and I mentioned that in …
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As Vanity Fair recently reported, Emma Watson was named a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador. “Though the ripples of her involvement over the past few months can be seen online (crashing the U.N. Web site, using Twitter to denounce a sexist politician in Turkey or respond to the gender politics of the recent celebrity nude photo …
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Courtesy of answers.com, the long awaited answer to the question: “What is black and white and red all over?” (I’ve limited the answers to those that were – more or less – politically correct.) A newspaper because it’s “read” all over (works better out loud); A bleeding penguin; A vampire/vampizene having a midnight snack; A …
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It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that Kristina will be leaving L’Affichiste, effective Friday, October 3. (Sniff…) Over the years that we have worked together Kris and I have: 1. Grown the business from a sleepy second floor gallery in the Quartier des Antiquaires to a thriving gallery with a …
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We love getting packages in the mail! And when the packages include new (old) posters, we’re REALLY happy! This week we received a shipment of some fabulous posters that includes: The color of this poster is almost as impressive as its size: We think it would be fabulous in a kitchen, dining room, entry – …
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As my son leaves for college in less than a week, I thought it appropriate to illustrate a 1995 article from Britain’s Independent: “TEN THINGS I WISH I’D KNOWN BEFORE GOING TO UNIVERSITY” 1. How to fit the whole of my life into the back of my mother’s Metro every time she drove me to …