Latest Posts from Ryann Horn

Born To Be by Melanie

This album cover really caught my eye as I was rummaging through old records in an antique shop. I was drawn to the vibrant oranges, blue, and pink colors. These colors stand out against the thick black strokes of hair and finer details of the people. Having the artist’s name, “Melanie” in white, established a…

Part II: Calendrier Magique by Manuel Orazi

Calendrier Magique is an occult calendar created by Austin de Croze and illustrated by Manuel Orazi. The booklet calendar was printed in France in 1895 and only had 777 copies to commemorate magic for the coming year of 1896. It was meant to be a work of art rather than a real handbook for occult…

Part II: La Maison Moderne by Manuel Orazi

  The advertisement poster for La Maison Moderne was created by Manuel Orazi in 1902. La Maison Moderne was founded by Julius Meyer-Graefe in 1898. La Maison Modern was a store that sold the latest decorative objects and furnishings in the Art Nouveau style. As an Art Nouveau artist that focused on ornamental and decorative…

Part I: Manuel Orazi

Emmanuel Joseph Raphael Orazi, also known as Manuel Orazi, was an Art Nouveau illustrator and poster artist. He was born in Rome in 1860 and died in Paris in 1934. Orazi was trained at the famed Italian printing house of Ricordi. By 1900, Orazi took inspiration from previous art movements including Vienna Secessionism, and Symbolism.…

The Andromeda Strain

The opening title sequence for The Andromeda Strain begins with a black screen with an ominous acknowledgment about how the content going to be seen in the film will not “jeopardize the national security”. This is paired with complete silence, immediately setting the tone that this film is a serious and quite unsettling film. The…

Schoolkids Records

Schoolkids Records is a small record store full of various vinyl albums, cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs, and many other entertainment items for purchase. When viewing the exterior of Schoolkids, there is nothing much that signifies a record shop from a far distance, but once at the storefront, there is a neon sign of the shop’s…