The Obscure Art Of Early-To-Mid 20th-Century Informational Booklets (Part 2)

Cover Image - 1936
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This is Part 2 of a little series featuring the art of info booklets from the 20th-Century. In Part 1 some works from the early 1900s through the 1920s were covered. In this post you’ll see a few choice samples from the 1930s.

If you’re interested in more info and commentary about any of the booklets click the caption and you’ll be taken to emphemeraSTUDIES.org for more. If you’re interested in seeing Part 1 you can click here.

*One point in reference to the above illustration: Saul Zalesch (curator of emphemeraSTUDIES.org) wrote a very provocative comment regarding an aspect of this image. I felt compelled to answer it with a rather detailed comment of my own. If you visit via the link, I would encourage you to read both, not just Zalesch’s – he completely misrepresents the meaning and the works of the individuals involved with what is known today as ‘retro-futurism.’

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5 thoughts on “The Obscure Art Of Early-To-Mid 20th-Century Informational Booklets (Part 2)

  1. Great post — and I read your comment on Ephemera site. Yes. The curator takes a very cynical stance — and I think (for the most part) he missed the point of these futuristic designs. They seem hopeful – not twisted.

    But what do I know. 😉

    That Buck Rogers image — GREAT STUFF! 🙂

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