Sliced apples on a vintage platter,
handed down through the generations,
A touch of honey, some sprinkles of cinnamon,
a special, delicious holiday treat!
DER FLUG (Flight), a beautiful poster, produced in the 1930s for a 1933 air show exhibition at the Zurich Tonhalle. This remarkable and rare poster was designed by an agency named Agys, and the exhibition was sponsored by the Aero Club of Switzerland.
Swiss graphic design is well known, and has been very influential through the years. This design exhibits classic simplicity, using only three basic colors, black, white, and blue. The white haloing effect around the bold, black airplane is particularly dramatic and effective.
The City Of Paris (La Ciudad Paris) was painted in 1912 by Ukrainian born artist, Alexandra Exter (1882-1949).
Her paintings often reflect the different styles prevalent at the time, Art Deco, Futurism, Constructivism, Art Nouveau. She also became quite well known as a stage and set designer, particularly in Paris and Moscow.
Stage design for a jazz musical, 1920.
A wonderful artist, alive and productive during a very exciting time in the visual arts. Someone who, in my opinion, deserves more recognition.