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Abdulla Cigarettes 1921. Mélisande at Montecarlo, by Anne Fish

Abdulla Cigarettes 1921. Mélisande at Montecarlo, by Anne Fish

The full 1921 Abdulla ad campaign in the French magazine “La Vie Parisienne.” The star is Mélisande, a wealthy, young, elegant, and beautiful Parisian who goes to Monte Carlo to try her luck at the casino. Here she meets an elegant Englishman who woos her and with whom she gets engaged and finally marries three days before New Year’s Eve; her life unfolds between suitors, losses, and wins at the table and a lifestyle of unbridled luxury.

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Bugatti Posters

Bugatti Posters

Ettore Bugatti himself designed his cars. He also often designed or supervised the making of the company documentation and factory designs. Ettore also hired the best artist for the posters and advertisement in general.

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Middle Ages Vandals

Middle Ages Vandals

Graffiti or tagging is not only a modern artistic expression. We see examples as far back as the middle ages. The post showcases several examples of this practice on the frescoes of the stunning Basilica of San Zeno in Verona, Italy built in the eleventh century.

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