Size: image 7 x 10.5 inches; matted to 12 x 15.5 inches
Artist: Cooper & Budd
The Inland Printer was a Chicago-based journal created to show the best examples of printwork at that period. Founded in the 1890s, its early association with Art Nouveau illustrator and artist Will H. Bradley helped to introduce the American printing trade to the lyrical lines and floral designs of the Art Nouveau style. Each issue included a painter cover illustration (the first, at the time), articles on advances in presses, type fonts, and inks, and numerous colour illustrations. The magazine proved to be an important influence in popularizing first Art Nouveau at the turn of the century, and later Art Deco in the 1920s and 1930s.
A charming illustration advertising "Furniture of Quality." Designed and printed by Cooper & Budd, a British print house established in 1876 which prided itself on offering high-quality printing at moderate prices. Double matted in black and lavender to 12 x 15.5 inches, this mini poster is ready to be framed.