J C Leyendecker Arrow illustration "Have you seen the well-to-do, up and down Park Avenue On that famous thoroughfare, with their noses in the air High hats and Arrow collars, white spats and lots of dollars.." - lyrics from Puttin on the Ritz by Irving Berlin
Today we are off to the not so sunny British seaside town of Blackpool. Blackpool while not as glamourous as other UK destinations it’s kitsh and friendly charm has always made it one of the most popular. For generations people have danced in the ballroom, watched the night time light shows and gambled in the arcades. In the 1920s when this poster was designed Blackpool had 8 million visits a year.
Bugatti, 1932 (Art Deco or deco, is an eclectic artistic and design style that began in Paris in the 1920s and flourished internationally throughout the 1930s and into the World War II era.The style influenced all areas of design, including architecture and interior design, industrial design, fashion and jewelry, as well as the visual arts such as painting, graphic arts and film.