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Seminal art and design

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Fountain (2011) by John Coulthart. seminal, a. and n. A. adj. Of or pertaining to seed; of the nature of seed. 1. a. Of or pertaining to the seed or semen of men and animals (applied Phys. and Anat. to structures adapted to contain or convey semen); of the nature of semen. Oxford English Dictionary […]

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Secession posters

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Alfred Roller (1901 & 02). A selection of posters for the Vienna Secession at Lawrence University’s Art of the Poster site. Alfred Roller’s stylised lettering on the poster below was famously adapted by Wes Wilson for his psychedelic designs in the 1960s. left: Koloman Moser (1902); right: Alfred Roller (1903). Previously on { feuilleton } […]

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The art of Henri Privat-Livemont, 1861–1936

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left: Absinthe Robette (1896); right: Bitter Oriental (1897). Henri Privat-Livemont, a Belgian artist and one of the best of the post-Mucha Art Nouveau stylists. I’ve featured his Absinthe Robette poster before but am including it again since it’s my favourite of the ones I’ve seen. All of these are from the Art of the Poster […]

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Absinthe girls

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The classic absinthe poster from 1896 by Henri Privat-Livemont (1861–1936), one of the best exponents of the post-Mucha style. Don’t let anyone tell you that using unclad women’s bodies in advertising is a new thing. And a couple more Mucha-esque examples circa 1900, both credited to “Nover”, from the wide selection of absinthe graphics at […]

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