René Herbst, Boutiques and Shops, examples from Paris, 1929. Edition Charles Moreau, Paris. Via NYPL

Emile Jacques Ruhlmann, pair of table lamps, 1925. Silvered-bronze with glass beads. France. Via Christie’s. It was sold for half a million dollar. 

Emile Jacques Ruhlmann, pair of table lamps, 1925. Silvered-bronze with glass beads. France. Via Christie’s. It was sold for half a million dollar. 

René Kieffer, cover of binding on Blaise Cendrars, La fin du monde, 1927. Paris. Morgan A. Gunst Collection, Stanford University Library.

René Kieffer, cover of binding on Blaise Cendrars, La fin du monde, 1927. Paris. Morgan A. Gunst Collection, Stanford University Library.

Thomas Alva Edison Inc, Phonograph Edison, 1910-1920. Orange, NJ, USA. Via Technoseum.

Thomas Alva Edison Inc, Phonograph Edison, 1910-1920. Orange, NJ, USA. Via Technoseum.

Ludwig Grüner, Tesselated pavements from the earliest Christian churches at Rome, part of pavement from Sta. Maria in Trastevere 7th century. From Specimens of ornamental art by Emil Braun, 1850. Chromolithograph. Via NYPL

Ludwig Grüner, Tesselated pavements from the earliest Christian churches at Rome, part of pavement from Sta. Maria in Trastevere 7th century. From Specimens of ornamental art by Emil Braun, 1850. Chromolithograph. Via NYPL

Ludwig Grüner, paintings of a groined ceiling in the Church of St. Francesco at Lodi. From Specimens of ornamental art  Emil Braun, 1850. Chromolithograph. Via NYPL 

Ludwig Grüner, paintings of a groined ceiling in the Church of St. Francesco at Lodi. From Specimens of ornamental art Emil Braun, 1850. Chromolithograph. Via NYPL 

Gebrauchsgraphik, published 1924 - 44. Germany. See more covers: designers-books.

The monthly publication was one of the first-generation graphic design magazines in Europe. Following the poster movement and typographic reforms associated with German Jugendstil, it developed them in new directions. Soon the magazine was in german and english. 1950 the title was revitalised under the same name and later relaunched as Novum.

René Vincent, poster illustration Motocycles Cottereau, 1905. Motorized version of the Cottereau cycle. Source

René Vincent, poster illustration Motocycles Cottereau, 1905. Motorized version of the Cottereau cycle. Source