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L'Intransigeant 1925
Georges Contaux, L'Intransigeant, 1925, award medal sponsored by the newspaper L'Intransigeant, obverse with a futuristic, very modern and actual design after Cassandre. Rare Art Deco bronze medal, 60 mm.

This is the original graphic design by Cassandre. Interesting to see the differences between medal and poster.

Contaux was able to create something new, not only a copy.

"A. M. Cassandre (real name: Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron) – born 24. 1. 1901 in Kharkov, Ukraine, died 17. 6. 1968 in Paris, France – graphic designer, type designer, painter, set-designer, teacher. 1918: studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, at the Académie Julian and with painter Lucien Simon in his studio in Paris. 1921: starts designing posters. 1922: has his first studio in Montparnasse in Paris, signs his works for the first time with the pseudonym "Cassandre". 1930: starts producing work for the Nicolas company. 1933: produces his first work as a set-designer. Teaches at the Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs. 1934–35: teaches at the Ecole d’Arts Graphiques. 1935: designs posters for French, Swiss ad Italian clients. 1936: contract with "Harper’s Bazaar" magazine, New York, for various covers. 1939: returns to France. Works for the theater and the ballet and produces work in the field of free painting. 1948: co-founder of the AGI (Alliance Graphique International). Until 1959 he produces sets for Aix-en-Provence, the Comédie Française, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and for stages in Florence. 1962: is made an officer of the Legion of Honor. 1963: designs Yves Saint-Laurent’s trademark. With his combination of applied and free design, Cassandre was a model in the field of graphic design for several decades."

(ex www.linotype.com)
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