(80cm x 119cm)
Gliding down the billiards table, smooth as felt! That's the message in this charming poster for Triomphante bicycle tires. This image was created at a time when bicycles were waning in influence, alongside the rise in automobiles in popularity. During this period, marketing shifted towards presenting cycling as a sport and pasttime and less of a mode of transportation. The tying together of the bicycle with the imagery of billiards was very much intentional in this design.
Raoul Vion was a member of the French artist collective, Societé des Humoristés. He primarily created illustrations for magazines, and this is one of a handful of posters he created in his career.
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