Friday, April 29, 2011

Aubrey Beardsley Poster: The Yellow Book | Collection & Auction : via @PostersPlease

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The Yellow Book (1894), by Aubrey Beardsley

11 x 14-3/4 in (27.9 x 37.5 cm)
Price: $1,600

Text from International Poster Center @PostersPlease
The Yellow Book, a literary magazine founded by Beardsley and the American writer, Henry Harland, in London on January 1, 1894, left behind a legacy of pleasantly elegant and subtly sensual graphic design. The often used wandering maiden at left served as something as a promotional anchor for the publication. This particular version of the design--intended to attract the London literary public to a Vigo Street book store--dispenses with a typically-seen secondary image altogether, which often changed to reflect specific issues. During his short life, Beardsley’s principal works were black-and-white illustrations, primarily for books and magazines. Additionally, he created several posters of great artistic merit.

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