KLEINE DAD SOIREE
Artist: Doesburg, Theo Van
The second of two recorded variants by THEO VAN DOESBURG & KURT SCHWITTERS.
Schwitters and the Dutch artist Theo van Doesburg who embarked on a tour of Holland in January of 1923 to introduce Dada to local artists and the public through lectures and performances.
Originally the show was denied membership in Berlin’s Club Dada as it was deemed not political enough. This resulted in the formation of the sub-movement Merz that although brief (1916-1924), was extremely influential. With Merz in full swing, membership was limited to Schwitters who often collaborated with other Dadiasts.
This poster is available to buy in store or online: http://www.vintageposters.us/vintage-poster/New-Acquisitions—-2013/1928/Kleine-Dada-Soiree—br—B———Framed——-B—-br-
As the summer gets under way, so does the circus trade, so we thought we’d share this ‘Circus Girl’ poster from the fifties.
The word circus derives from the Latin word meaning ring and as this is where all the excitement happens! Circuses originate from the Greeks who embraced chariot racing and the exhibition of animals as traditional forms of entertainment.
Gaining popularity in the late 1800s (and continuing to do so), circuses now tend to adopt a movement that began in the seventies in Australia; combining circus skills and theatrical techniques to convey a story.
This and other circus posters are available to buy in store or online: http://www.vintageposters.us/vintage-poster/Circus—-Magic/137/CIRCUS-GIRL
To celebrate director Steven Spielberg reigning over Cannes as President of the Jury at this year’s festival, we share with you a poster for one of his most famous films.
Spielberg’s tale of alien, E.T, befriending 10 year old Elliot is one of the most beloved movies of all time. Interestingly the concept for ‘E.T’ was based on an imaginary friend Spielberg created during the divorce of his parents. Winning four Academy awards, it’s no wonder this movie has remained a favourite for over thirty year.
This and other iconic movie posters are available to purchase in store or online: http://www.vintageposters.us/vintage-poster/Movie—-Film/1588/E-T-
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL du FILM a CANNES
Artist: Colin, Paul
May 15th marked the opening of this year Cannes film festival, which previews new films of all genres and from all over the globe. Founded in 1946, it remains one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. The invitation only festival is attended by stars ad producers alike, often in attempt to sell their movies to film distributors.
This year’s President of the Jury is Academy winner, director Steven Spielberg.
This and other movie posters are available to buy online: http://www.vintageposters.us/vintage-poster/Movie—-Film/1902/FESTIVAL-INTERNATIONAL-du-FILM-a-CANNES-
Artist: Savignac, Raymond
As it’s Friday we thought we’d celebrate the weekend and share this advertisement poster for alcoholic drink Armnac Ryst.
The poster design is by Savignac, a French graphic artist renowned for his commercial posters. The self taught artist first found fame with the poster for Yoplaity yoghurt, his poster featuring the udders of a cow directly providing ‘milk yoghurt’ with milk. His work is differentiated by a humorous quality.
Available to purchase in store or online: http://www.vintageposters.us/vintage-poster/Wine—-Spirits/1158/-ARMAGNAC-RYST-
DIE ZAUBERFLOTE - THE MAGIC FLUTE
Artist: Chagall, Marc Zaharovich
Motzart’s beloved opera of two parts is in the form of a Singspiel-a popular form that included both singing and spoken dialogue. Motzart wrote his master piece keeping in mind the skills of the singers intended for the 1791 premier, however the ranges of the two lead parts have posed challenging for many singers and as such the roles have been somewhat recreated.
This color lithograph by Charles Sorlier (1967) is an edition of 3000, printed by Mourlot, Paris, published Metropolitan Opera, New York and is available to buy in store or online: http://www.vintageposters.us/vintage-poster/New-Acquisitions—-2013/1924/DIE-ZAUBERFLOTE—-THE-MAGIC-FLUTE—center-
Documents Decoratifs plate #28
Artist: Mucha, Alfonse
This floral poster is part of our decorative collection and is by artist Alfons Maria Mucha, known in English and French as Alphonse Mucha.
Mucha (1860-1939) was a Czech painter and decorative artist known best for his extremely distinctive style who strongly influenced Art Nouveau. Art Nouveau is French for new art and was applied to art (especially decorative art) between 1890 and 1910.
Mucha produced numerous paintings, illustrations, advertisements, postcards and designs and this poster and other of his works are available to buy in store or online: http://www.vintageposters.us/vintage-poster/Documents-Decoratifs/1708/Documents-Decoratifs-plate—28
Saturday is the perfect day to enjoy a drink of Bourin.
This clever advertising poster uses reflection to demonstrate that Bourin can be enjoyed with a meal or as a drink on its own. The satisfied diner in one half changes into the smoker savoring his drink in the other half.
This and other posters advertising alcohol are available to buy in store or online: http://www.vintageposters.us/vintage-poster/1164/-BOURIN-
Artist: Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de
This artwork: The German Babylon, is by French painter, printmaker, draughtsman and illustrator Henri de Toulouse Lautrec. This image is contrastingly exciting yet elegant, representative of Toulouse-Lautrec’s time spent in the theatrical Paris of the late 1800s. Along with Gauguin and Van Gogh, he is one of the most well known painters of the Post-Impressionist period.
Available to purchase in store or online: http://www.vintageposters.us/vintage-poster/New-Acquisitions—-2013/1925/Babylone-d-Allemagne
ZIM-HAVE A GOOD LIFE TRAVEL WITH ZIM
As we approach Summer we thought we’d share with you this poster for Zim that highlights very simply the magic of travel.
Zim is the largest shipping company in Israeli (tenth in the world) that was founded in 1945. However, during the 50s and 60s, ZIm concentrated on passenger ships. The above poster is an advert for one of their passenger ships.
This and other travel posters are available to buy in store or online: http://www.vintageposters.us/vintage-poster/New-Acquisitions/1917/ZIM—-HAVE-GOOD-LIFE-TRAVEL-WITH-ZIM