Size: 31.5 x 47 inches
It would be hard to find a poster that so beautifully bridges the graphic design language of both Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Recently purchased from France, this advertisement was created for Radio Monopole whose tagline is "Une vague de puissance et d'harmonie" which translates to "A wave of power and harmony." Just below the company's name, Monopole proudly exclaims how their radios are produced in France by the French using French techniques. Radios were perhaps one of the earliest forms of entertainment which permitted the masses to enjoy entertainment from the safety of their home - the precursor to television and moving pictures. With such an important product on their hands, it's no wonder the company made such a stunning poster to show off their wares!
The 1930s and 1940s are known as the Golden Age of Radios, when people averaged more than four hours a day listening to radio broadcasts. In North America and much of Europe, it was also the period of the Great Depression when money was tight and few could afford to put food on the table, much less such luxuries as going to the movies or seeing a live show. Radios became a main source of entertainment for some, being able to provide everything from sermons to soap operas, live readings and music programmes.
This unlined poster is in great condition and an impressive tribute to vintage technologies and Art Nouveau and Art Deco design. A fantastic addition to any collection, it would look fantastic in any kitchen, office, or living room!