What is this style of illustration called? I'd also be interested in the artists name. A friend from Chicago sent this to me. It reminded me of posters from New Orleans that I'd seen for Mardi Gras, but googling that didn't really help illuminate anything. I believe in the picture it looks as if it's moulded plastic, I'm pretty sure it's not folded cloth.

Looking for this style [Example of Mardi Gras posters2

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it does not meet our style-identification guidelines May 7, 2016 at 12:48
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    Your question is actually older than our guidelines, haha :) But it still needs to fit them. Would you mind also changing the title to something more descriptive? Another image of the style would also be useful May 9, 2016 at 18:09

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That's probably "art deco". Google it, there are tons of almost same illustrations floating on web

  • Art Deco predates braided headbands by several decades.
    – DA01
    Aug 31, 2015 at 1:16
  • You seem to be right sphere42: citrinitas.com/history_of_viscom/modernists.html and google.com/…
    – go-junta
    Aug 31, 2015 at 2:01
  • @DA01 This actually reminds me a bit of Patrick Nagel, who was definitely influenced by art deco (and some even classify his art style as such).
    – Vicki
    Sep 1, 2015 at 7:30
  • @vickiebberts yea, I agree.
    – DA01
    Sep 1, 2015 at 11:38

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