Monday, February 8, 2010

Remembering French Sailors



Before the advent of radios, televisions and computers, mass communication relied on the printed word and bold graphics. Case in point: this striking World War I French lithographed poster, printed in Paris in 1918 and drawn by artist Jacques Roger Simon. The translation is "Everyone give to the fund for the remembrance of French sailors".

The image is part of a vast collection of posters in the Library of Congress.

4 comments:

steven said...

golden west - i love antique travel posters the very best! there's a lexicon of design elements that speaks to me in them. have a peaceful day. steven

High Desert Diva said...

Lovely image.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love these posters - somehow they seem to have more appeal than the present-day advertising.

Sweet Repose said...

They are just the best, wouldn't you just love to own an original...for some reason these days, those colors are speaking to me...all of my accents seem to be orange and old gold...hmmm...and I don't even like orange, except when I'm living in Florida...I don't like pink either...so why do I live in a pink house...ask my daughter, it's her fault(although it is growing on me)...ha!