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ARTFUL POSTER ADVERTISING: TOULOUSE-LAUTREC AND JANE AVRIL

One of the greatest works of art in poster advertising history is Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s poster promoting Jane Avril’s performance at the Jardin de Paris. The great post-Impressionist painter, de Toulouse-Lautrec who was influenced by such geniuses as Manet and Degas, fused advertising with art and cultural trends like no predecessor had.

DEAN’S PICKS FOR JULY 2010 – FEATURED ON THE PMD ADVERTISING NETWORK

Greetings! Thanks for stopping by the new site, and welcome to the my first foray into the blogging world! This spot is going to give me the opportunity to talk and communicate with you, the webpage browser and reader, on a casual and honest level.

POSTER ART: PETER MAX, SIXTIES VISIONARY

Above my desk hangs my favorite poster; Peter Max’s visual manifestation of Yellow Submarine. The moment I first saw this poster I was stunned by the artist’s creativity, especially his sublime use of color. It is a technique few can imitate but many are inspired by, but it is also a perfect example of how an advertising poster can function commercially and as a piece of art.

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