Author Archives: Victor Margolin

About Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin is Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is currently completing a three-volume World History of Design to be published by Bloomsbury in London. The first two volumes will appear at the end of 2014.


Film Posters in France, 1930s – 1960s

Beginning in the early 20th century, major studios like Gaumont, Pathé Frères, and Paramount commissioned posters to advertise their films. They occasionally hired established advertising poster artists like Achille Mauzan and Leonetto Capiello to do a poster for a silent film, but compared to the posters that advertised products or promoted concerts and dances...

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Buenos Aires’ Museum of the Streets

Victor Margolin takes us on a journey through the street art of Buenos Aires. From tango to politics and from murals to stencils, this is a visual and intellectual look at the art of this city.