Beautiful Poster Art by Jules Chéret

8th March 2016

Some of our favourite graphic design goes back to the origins of the medium, when there was a fine line between art, illustration and design. The famous poster above, Palais de Glace Champs-Élysées by Jules Chéret, published in 1894, is a prime example.

Poster design for the strongman John Holtum by Jules Chéret

This poster, L’Homme aux Boulets de Canon, for the strongman John Holtum, is another example of Jules Chéret’s work, from 1875. This artist was part of a movement that included Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Alphonse Mucha, and became what some called “a free museum for the masses”.

Take a look at more from this excellent selection on the original post here.

Poster design for the Roller-Skating at Casino Skating-Bal, by Jules Chéret

This poster, Casino Skating-Bal, by Jules Chéret, 1876, was from the year that roller-skating took a leap forward with the invention of the toe-break. Paris’ first roller-rink featured a “brillant orchestre”, certainly worth the one franc admission price…

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