AM.Cassandre, or Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron, was born in Kharkov, Ukraine, on January 24, 1901, to French parents. He settled in Paris with his family in 1915 where he completed his schooling at the Écoles des Beaux-Arts in Paris studying painting. He started designing posters at the age of 22 using stencils and an airbrush. His work celebrated the luxurious transport and modern machine technology of his day and drew upon the styles of Cubism and Futurism for inspiration. Cassandre's work is typically Art Deco and embodies the style of that classic design period from the late 1920s to the mid-1930s. Cassandre co-founded the advertising agency Alliance Graphique in 1926; they created many classic designs of the 20th century that evoked a particularly French style which characterised the Parisian lifestyle. Cassandre died in Paris in 1968.