This iconic poster of the Ramos-Pinto Company illustrated by Rene Vincent advertises the famous port wine featuring two lovers in profile leaning into one another with only a famous glass of the irresistible Porto Ramos between their lips. An anxious cupid awaits below with bow in hand, using the delicious drink as his arrow. This image is still very much associated with the company to the present date.
René Vincent (1879-1936) was a French illustrator who was prevalent in the 1920s-1930s. He worked in an Art Deco style and became famous for his poster designs. Vincent had a design style of distorting perspective and dynamism. He was influential in the Art Deco movement in the period between the two world wars. Vincent studied at the Ècole des Beaux-Arts, at first he studied architecture, then changed to graphic arts and ceramics courses. He was also an illustrator for La Vie Parisienne, The Saturday Evening Post, L’Illustration and Fantiso, with most of his contributions to these magazines being fashion illustrations. He created many advertisements for Bugatti, Peugeot, Michelin, and Shell Oil Company. However, his most recognizable work is the circa 1920 Porto Ramos Pinto poster.
Founded by Adriano Ramos Pinto in 1880, Casa Ramos Pinto became for noted its innovative marketing strategies. The company quickly became known for its continuous wine research and devotion to the packaging and promotion of the product. As a result of Ramos-Pinto’s ingenuity, the company quickly became responsible for half of the wine exported into South America. In 1990, the Casa Ramos Pinto joined the Roederer Group, a French champagne house in business for over two centuries.
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