first book on the brilliant Art Deco designs of the contemporary artist Razzia".
Over the past twenty-five years, French poster artist
Razzia has created some of the most memorable graphic images to grace the contemporary
marketplace. Utilizing elements of Art Deco and Surrealism, his most famous posters
include the inspired Louis Vuitton series, spectacular 1984 French Open design,
and signature ̉PastaÓ poster. Razzia's artwork, which echoes the genius of Cassandre,
Cappiello, Erte, and Broders, has the power to alter perception and take on a
life of its own.
A promotional maverick who retains creative control over
every image he produces, Razzia has had direct influence on the worlds of fashion,
music, sports, and charity, as well as a myriad of other areas. This is the first
collection of the artist's brilliant contributions to the world of poster art.
Mickey Ross the Author, is president of The Ross
Group Inc., a highly successful vintage poster company. Over the past ten years,
Mr. Ross has worked closely with the artist known as Razzia. Together, they discussed
how to best display Razzia's posters in order to allow collectors to view his
body of work with a historical perspective. This book is the successful outcome
of those discussions.