Monday, 11 August 2008
Shanghai. Sin City. Poster. Glamour. Danger. Art Deco
Shanghai, the original Sin City. The 1920s and 30s was an era of turmoil with enormous social and political changes taking place. Shanghai had an aura of both glamour and danger which is so evocative of the period [the rule of the Green Gang is something I'll hopefully explore later]. Art Deco was again partial inspiration as was the imagery of Shanghai and China in the movies of the period like Lost Horizon and Shanghai Gesture.