We were surprised by the work of Luis Bagaría: not by it’s content or style, which looks quite contemporary – with perhaps a hint of Tim Burton to it – but by it’s date: most of these drawings were made between 1906-1940.
Luis Bagaría (Barcelona, 1882 – Havana, 1940) was one of most important Spanish caricaturists in the first half of the 20th century. His drawings, in a synthetic and decorative style, were published in the most important journals of Spain from 1906 to 1940.
Though born in Barcelona, it was in Madrid where he achieved great popularity and fame. He published in the journal El Sol, and drew the covers of España magazine. His caricatures against fascism during the war provoked his exile to Paris and into Cuba. [via wikipedia]
See more here on the excellent 50Watts blog.