Item description for Valentines: Vintage Holiday Graphics (Icons) by Jim Heimann...
While it may be true that our annual celebration of love began as a pagan feast of the flesh in third century Rome, that shouldn't stop anyone from enjoying this charming collection of Valentine's Day ephemera. From cards to candy boxes, party favors to ads and more, these classic graphics celebrate the holiday of love during the period of 1900 to the 1960s. You'll find the pun quotient to be delightfully high, exemplified by such gems as a baker exclaiming, "You're surely well 'bread'" and a bullfighter vowing "Bullieve me---I love you!" To put the imagery in context, Steven Heller's introductory essay traces the history of Valentine's Day.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.8" Width: 5.83" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2005
ISBN 3822845876 ISBN13 9783822845875
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More About Jim Heimann
Jim Heimann is a cultural anthropologist, graphic design historian, and the executive editor for Taschen America. He is the author of numerous books on architecture, pop culture, and the history of the West Coast, Los Angeles, and Hollywood. His unrivaled private collection of ephemera has been featured in museum exhibitions around the world and dozens of books.