Barbisio hats have been produced in the Biella Valley since 1862, but there’s nothing traditional about this design—in fact, it still feels sharply contemporary today. The exclamation points—outfitted with felt hats, canes, and a boutonniere—appear as though they might just dance right out of the frame with jazzy bravado. This particular version of the design advertises availability at a Lucerne dealer. Mingozzi was an active Bolognese designer who ran his own studio as well as an advertising agency named Alta. Rare!
In 1892, Firmin Bouisset introduced a young schoolgirl into Menier’s chocolate advertising (see PAI-LX, 113) and it became one of the most popular poster characters of the period—so much so that even when other artists were used, the company insisted on using the girl. Obligingly, Roedel came up with a particularly winsome charmer in a polka-dot dress toting an oversized bar of chocolate. Roedel was a caricaturist, illustrator, watercolorist, and lithographer; he aligned himself in Paris with a group of Montmartre artists such as Willette, Léandre, and Caran d’Ache, supplied drawings for Le Courrier Français, and produced posters, mostly for the local cabarets and theatres.
From 1977-1987, this New York watering hole followed the summer migration of its well-heeled clientele and moved weekend headquarters to the beach. Two bottles composed of collaged snippets of type and photographs announce that the summer locale is open for business.