Menby A.M. Cassandre
Grand Sport 1931
Geometric looking face with a hat and a tobacco pipe.As in the 1925 poster for the same firm, Cassandre plays on the contrast between the realistically rendered product and the schematic cap-wearing figure. The brick-red spot blending in with the paper is roughly defined on one side by an angular line suggesting, in Cubist manner, a head seen simultaneously full-face and in profile, and on the other by a line of text. The compositions expressiveness is heightened by the fact that the figures head is tilted. While the image is not as emblematically concise as the previous version, it is far more evocative. It is also one of the rarest of all Cassandre works.