The Art Deco Speakeasy Mystery

Funny how memory plays tricks. In the late 1970s, I stopped by San Francisco’s Egyptian Theater for some shots of the box office and lobby. The Egyptian details appeared to be painted on–not a suprise when I found out the … Read More

Art Deco Separated At Birth #16-“V” Motif Mailboxes

Each of these early Art Deco mailboxes shares a common thread–a V design motif. The earliest Deco mailbox in the USA, almost Art Nouveau in style, from the Barclay-Vesey Building (begun 1923.) Look closely and you’ll see a “V”: The … Read More

Art Deco Detroit Part Five-Deco Around Town

There’s more to Detroit’s Art Deco than skyscapers. A lot more. Read More

Art Deco Detroit Part 4-Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry

Diego Rivera often worked big, but I was unprepared for his colossal Detroit Industry, consisting of 27 panels. Read More

Art Deco Separated At Birth #15-Tiny Skyscrapers

Can there be a greater contradiction than the tiny skyscraper? Read More

Art Deco Swag

A gallery of tote bags from Art Deco World Congress events. Read More

Art Deco Detroit Part 3-The Penobscot Building

With the Guardian and Fisher Buildings, the Penobscot completes Detroit’s Art Deco skyscraper trifecta. Read More

Japan Deco-Yokohama’s Surprising Art Deco Heritage

The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 devastated Yokohama but also paved the way for some new Art deco buildings. Read More