French poster artist Paul Colin (1892 – 1985) and Jazz Age entertainer Josephine Baker mixed business with pleasure—and reaped the rewards. A master of visual communication, Colin was Baker’s lover and long-time friend. He designed the Art Deco poster for Baker’s La Revue Nègre, which introduced jazz music and dance to Paris, launching both of their careers. Hired by the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Colin designed 1,900 posters and hundreds of stage sets, mostly for Baker. He created posters for theaters, art, dance, advertisements and charitable causes. Colin also illustrated Baker’s memoirs, which were published in 1927.