Adolphe Mouron Cassandre


Au_Bucheron1901-1968. Ukraine born. Pioneer of poster art. Studied and worked in Paris until 1934, moved to NYC until 1939, spent the remainder of his life in Paris.

His first major work was the Au Bucheron poster. He  cofounded the Alliance Graphique–an advertising agency with a distinct art-deco French style. Created first poster designed to be viewed from a moving vehicle for Dubonnet wine. Also invented the serial poster. Was known for designing his posters around typography.

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Cassandre only used capital letters in his poster designs and is known most commonly for his rail and transatlantic travel posters.



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