A.m Cassandre biography?

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I'm in need of information about Cassandre's life & work Have not had any luck finding usefull info. on the net so far.. can anybody help?

-- mats nilsen (mats_nilsen@hotmail.com), March 13, 2000



I usually find good info on the ENCYCLOPFDIA BRITANNICA site, here is their entry for "A.M. Cassandre":



Cassandre b. Jan. 24, 1901, Kharkov, Ukraine, Russian Empire [now Kharkiv, Ukraine] d. June 19, 1968, Paris, France

pseudonym of ADOLPHE-JEAN-MARIE MOURON, graphic artist, stage designer, and painter whose poster designs greatly influenced advertising art in the first half of the 20th century.

After studying art at the Acadimie Julian in Paris, Cassandre gained a reputation with such posters as "Itoile du Nord" (1927) and "Dubo Dubon Dubonnet" (1932). The Dubonnet posters were among the earliest designed specifically to be seen from fast-moving vehicles, and they introduced the idea of the serial poster, a group of posters to be seen in rapid succession to convey a complete idea.

In 1926 Cassandre cofounded the advertising agency Alliance Graphique and soon turned his attention to experimental typography. In 1929 he designed Bifur, a new typeface. Later, he designed two other typefaces, Acier Noir (1935) and Piegnot (1937). In 1939 he abandoned poster art and henceforth devoted himself to designing stage sets and to painting.


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Good Luck!


-- Lara Goeke (industria2000@hotmail.com), March 16, 2000.

I have been working on a couple of papers on Cassandre for school. I have found a source that lists his American commissions. He performed alot of work for the magazine Harper's Bazaar, Cassandre also worked with two "modern image" coporations with somewhat of a Peter Behrens style. He created the wartime ad campaign for CCA (container corporation of america). It was a multitude of advertisements telling citizens how cardboard packaging was helping the war effort in everyday life. He reduced ideas to practical tips on saving lumber, shipping rations and understanding how everyday practices benifited the war effort. He also received commissions from N.W. Ayer Corporation. I am not sure what works were created for them. N. W. Ayer was America's first full service ad agency that began in the 1870's (?) If you learn of any sources shoot some mail. j.e.s.

-- Jason Sandberg (sandpeople2001@Yahoo.com), April 16, 2001.

everything about her because I have to do a presentation on her and I know nothing

-- Fayola Akilah Christie (akilah20@hotmail.com), August 13, 2001.

je possède un marbre intitulé "le roi nègre”, signé A.M. Cassandre. Avez vous une idée de son origine

-- isabelle guillez (isabelle.guillez@wanadoo.fr), October 19, 2001.

Thanks Alot Guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Kirsty Alexander (lalexander14@hotmail.com), October 20, 2001.

thanx 4 nothin wankers

-- butthead (kissmyass@nite.com), May 13, 2002.

I need pics on Cassandre's work and info describibng those pics for an image file, Thanx. K

-- Kathleen (kaki@xsinet.co.za), May 30, 2002.


-- Normus Knockerz. (bighairypenis@muff.com), June 05, 2002.

go to this address it is a good biography and lots of pictures his poster work and typography: http://labweb.education.wisc.edu/.../galleries/PrintProduction/ 356Spring2000/michelle/Webpage/pages/cassandre.html hope that helps....

-- da g (ginaggj@hotmail.com), November 02, 2002.

It didnt really help me because i could only answer two of my questions for my art essay and i have ten!!!!!!!! fae ? Fae Scotland

-- Jodie Stewart (www.jodie_stewart@yahoo.com), March 04, 2003.

Thanks. I am trying to design a site dedicated to A. M. Cassandre. We got an assignment where we would try to find a way to give information about Cassandre to our teacher. And so I thought, since I am very interessed in Webdesign, that I'd create a website. This has helped me quite alot.

-- Mads O. Nesje (mads@solaris.as), April 10, 2003.

that wasnt helpful at all

-- opra derty (hgfrr@hotmail.com), June 22, 2004.

I need to do a full presentation about A. M Cassandre. Please I need to know as much as possible. Help meee!!! Thanks! Andreina.

-- Andreina (espino@vitagraphics.net), July 16, 2004.

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