This poster was printed in the 1990's by the estate of the artist Adolphe Mouron Cassandre. It uses Cassandre's original design printed in 1935, which became one of the most well-known posters of all time. The poster promoted the Inaugural Voyage of the Normandie. The ship was the leading vessel of its time and it was completely furnished with the highest level of Art Deco design. Cassandre's dynamic image and rich colors still resonate with the viewer over 75 years after its creation. This printing is in a larger size format than the original 1930's issue so as to not confuse the two posters.
Adolphe Jean Marie Mouron (1901-1968), commonly known as AM Cassandre, is one of the most influential poster artists of the mid-twentieth century. His work mixes elements of art deco, cubism and surrealism. Cassandre established his own advertising agency, Alliance Graphique. Along with his innovative art style, Cassandre also developed several typefaces for use in his advertising. In 1936, his posters were exhibited by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His images of speeding trains, ocean liners, and festive cocktails defined our vision of the period between the wars. His influence is still being felt today in current graphic designs.
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