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Nord Express

Poster
1927 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This advertising poster for Nord Express was designed by Adolphe Mouron Cassandre in 1927. It shows a stylised image of a train speeding towards the horizon, with a cloud of smoke and a blue sky above it. This poster was included in the V&A's Art Deco exhibition in 2003. The visual language owes much to Cubism, but belongs to the Art Deco in its imagery and the unmistakable modernity of the subject matter. The image communicates the glamour of travel in simple lines.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour lithograph
Brief Description
An advertising poster for Nord Express, Adolphe Mouron Cassandre, French, 1927
Physical Description
A poster showing a stylized image of a grey train, with a cloud of smoke and a blue sky above it. Text on the top, bottom and around the frame of the image.
Dimensions
  • Height: 105.4cm
  • Width: 75cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'Southern railway=chemins de fer Belges Chemin de fer du Nord Deutsche Reichsbahn ges.=Polskie koleje panstwowe Compagnie des wagons-lits Nord Express Hachard & Co Paris A.M. Cassandre Londres Bruxelles Paris Liege Berlin Varsovie Riga' (French, English, German, Polish; 'Southern railway=chemins de fer Belges Chemin de fer du Nord Deutsche Reichsbahn ges.=Polskie koleje panstwowe Compagnie des wagons-lits' is written around the frame Nord Express Hachard & Co Paris A.M. Cassandre' is at the top 'Londres Bruxelles Paris Liege Berlin Varsovie Riga' is at the bottom)
Subjects depicted
Summary
This advertising poster for Nord Express was designed by Adolphe Mouron Cassandre in 1927. It shows a stylised image of a train speeding towards the horizon, with a cloud of smoke and a blue sky above it. This poster was included in the V&A's Art Deco exhibition in 2003. The visual language owes much to Cubism, but belongs to the Art Deco in its imagery and the unmistakable modernity of the subject matter. The image communicates the glamour of travel in simple lines.
Collection
Accession Number
E.223-1935

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record createdJanuary 16, 2004
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