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A. M. Cassandre

11" x 14" Giclée Art Print

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11" x 14" Giclée Art Print
ADOLPHE JEAN-MARIE MOURON (1901-1968) was a Ukrainian-French painter, commercial poster artist, and typeface designer. He took on the "nom de plume" (artists name) "Cassandre". As a young man, he moved to Paris, where he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and at the Académie Julian. The popularity of posters as advertising afforded him an opportunity to work for a Parisian printing house. Inspired by cubism as well as surrealism, he earned a reputation with his works and won first prize at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes.
Cassandre became successful enough that with the help of partners he was able to set up his own advertising agency called Alliance Graphique, serving a wide variety of clients during the 1930s. He is perhaps best known for his posters advertising travel, for clients such as the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits.

A. M. Cassandre (pseudonym of Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron)
Kharkiv 1901 - Paris 1968
Cassandre was an eclectic and ingenious graphic artist, set & type designer, and painter whose career spanned across decades. His creations go from travel posters for international clients to type-face design, as well as covers for prestious fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar. Cassandre is the designer behind the Yves Saint Laurent's logo.
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