Thursday, May 23, 2013

Happy 168th, or 172nd.... Eugene!

That's right, we've all been waiting for it—Eugene Grasset's 168th or 172nd birthday, on May 25th. There seems to be a fair amount of confusion regarding his year of birth, strange, given the unanimity about the day and month. Anyway, tomorrow's his birthday—let's celebrate! I thought that I'd share a few of my favorite images of the man with you in anticipation of the celebration!

I know, for such a great colorist these are pretty drab images, however, the bottom one was made by the famous French portraitist, Nadar. So, in honor of his birthday (whichever year he was born...), we're going to offer his fantastic collection, La plant et ses applications ornamentals, deuxieme series (sous la direction de M. Eugene Grasset), which we call Grasset's Art Nouveau Floral Ornament, at a special one-day-only price! Go to on Saturday, May 25 to take advantage of this special offer.

Grasset's Art Nouveau Floral Ornament  (0486990087)

In this collection there are fantastic color plates by his contemporaries Verneuil, Bourgeot, Gaudin, Hervegh, and Schlumberger. The imagery ranges from the botanically accurate, to highly-stylized borders and patterns—here are some great examples of what you'll find inside

Birthdays come but once a year. Don't miss out on this special offer.
Bon Anniversaire, Chou-chou!

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