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1894 Salon Des Cent Poster – Grasset – S. Ferris

1894 Salon Des Cent Poster   Eugene Grasset’s poster for Salon Des Cent is an intriguing piece because it strays a bit from Grasset’s normal hyper-sexualization of women and moves into a tasteful and modest portrayal of the more more cerebral woman. The woman carries with her a categorization notebook and a writing utensil as…

1891 Harper’s Christmas Issue – Grasset – S. Ferris

1891 Harper’s Christmas Issue   As Grasset’s popularity grew, he was hired by the American magazine, Harper’s Bazaar Magazine to design the Christmas issue cover. The poster was an Art Nouveau style nativity scene, made with color Gillotage techniques. Although less famous than the 1892 Christmas edition of Harper’s, this cover boasts depth, floral design,…

Eugene Grasset – S. Ferris

On the 25th of May, 1841 in Lausanne, Switzerland, Eugene Grasset was born. Surrounded by artists, his fate was decided at an early age. His father, Samuel Joseph Grasset was a sculptor and carpenter who had major influence on young Eugene and his career path. Grasset would later become one of the greatest art theorist,…

Geocaching – S. Ferris

I thought that taking a look at the spatial navigation of geocaching would be incredibly interesting because of how it differs from normal digital navigation. Most digital navigation has the goal of getting a human to a particular location with ease, comfort, and quickness. However, the geocaching app is very different. I bring this up…