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    French Northern Railway Travel Poster (c.1929). Poster (25 X 39.5") Artist A. M. Cassandre.
    Ukrainian born A. M. Cassandre (1901-1968) moved to Paris where he established himself in the 1920s as a commercial poster artist and typeface designer. Recognized as the leading figure in the new Machine Age poster style, Cassandre's work embodied the prevailing Jazz Age fascination with power and speed. Cassandre's most famous work is the poster for the maiden voyage of the ocean liner Normandie, and he also completed a series of major posters for the French railway system including the often reproduced Etoile du Nord. In later years, Cassandre designed several covers for Harper's Bazaar, the logo for Yves Saint Laurent, and became a stage, set and theatrical designer. This graphic standout, with its bold and atmospheric elements, is another fine example of the artist's work for the "Chemin de Fer du Nord." Touchup to a tear in the right border and one in the top border that extends through the "O" in "NORD" has resulted in a display-worthy piece that any travel poster buff will be proud to own! Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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