Le Rouge Baiser Blindfold


Genre: Fashion
Title: Le Rouge Baiser
Year: 1949
Artist: René Gruau, 1909~2004
Size (cm): 44×56
Country of origin: France

A long stranding graphic artist for many Dior campaigns, Gruau’s sexy, playful “Rouge Baiser” has often been copied but never bettered [see John Willie’s Blinfold design for “Bizarre” or Crampton’s “Budweiser…”, the later is also available from Red Door Posters]. Using his trademark use of red and black on a white background, the simplicity and economy of Gruau’s design are simply stunning! The 1927 inventor of the lipstick, Paul Baudecroux, is also acknowledged along the lower edge of the poster.

Gruau produced many of the most iconic images in the French post-war fashion and travel industries, a highly collectable designer & one of the acknowledged masters of mid-century graphic design.

Printed on ultra thin Japanese paper, the poster is in A+ condition – a wonderful piece of graphic design.

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