Friday, July 2, 2010

Hey Baby, It's The Fourth of July

I'm obsessed with vintage art deco fireworks posters from the 20's and 30's.  The fireworks are heavily stylized and they have a languid almost floral feeling to them.  The bright sparks captured mid fall work well with art deco's bold geometry and often impersonal aesthetic.  What I especially love about the posters is the moment frozen in time aspect they all share.  These fireworks are never going to bloom and fade, he's never going to kiss that girl and the evening will never end.  Perfection.  


  1. well said.. my mother was a product of the art deco era, and had many pieces of artwork in our a child I just thought they were dark and eery. By the time Peter Max and the 60's rolled around it was all bright and groovy..pop art