Over the past few decades, 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, he produced a wealth of posters that include such famous creations as the Deauville Diver, his spectacular 1984 French Open design, the inspired Louis Vuitton series, the seductive Cigar composition, and his signature “Pasta” 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 is president of The Ross Group Inc., a highly successful vintage poster company. Over the past ten years, Mr. Ross has worked closely with 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.