31 March 2012

Poster artist Cassandre

 Cassandre,born Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron in 1901  was a French painter, poster artist, and typeface designer.

He did a booming business in the 20s & 30s in adveretsing and graphic design. He created a number of what are today called fonts. One of them, Peignot, is still in  common use today.

AT the onset of WWII, he joined the French Army, until the fall of France. His business crumbeled as well. After the war he worked mainly in stage design.

 In the 60s he dis some covers for the magazine HARPER'S BAZAAR and designed the logo for Yves Saint-Laurent.

 He took his own life in 1968.

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