About Us


AntikBar is the London gallery specialising in original vintage posters from around the world: travel, advertising, sport, cinema, war, propaganda. We offer worldwide delivery, collection advice, consultancy and search on demand services for collectors, individual clients, interior designers, museums and other institutions, as well as linen backing and poster restoration services with our partners at Poster Mountain in California. Visit our books website for our collection of books and ephemera primarily from the 1920s-1930s. We take part in various events during the year and host regular poster auctions, exhibitions and other events at our gallery.

AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers Association (IVPDA), UK Posters Network and the Association of Art and Antique Dealers (LAPADA).

AntikBar Gallery: 404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
Website: www.AntikBar.co.uk
Linen Backing & Restoration Services: www.antikbar.co.uk/poster_restoration/
AntikBar Auctions: www.antikbar.co.uk/antikbar-auctions/
AntikBar Books: https://antikbarbooks.co.uk/

For more news, features, images and updates, follow @AntikBar / @AntikBar.co.uk on:

Twitter: www.twitter.com/antikbar
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/antikbar
Instagram: www.instagram.com/antikbar.co.uk
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/antikbar.co.uk
AntikBar Books on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AntikBarBooks/


About Us

KKalininPhotoKirill Kalinin, Founder of AntikBar: “My interest in original vintage poster art and graphic design started in 1993 when I saw an exhibition poster for The Great Utopia: The Russian and Soviet Avant-Garde 1915-1932 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The boldness and sheer visual impact of the image, the composition and bold, bright colours made a lasting impression on me and I decided to look into acquiring some works from that period. After several years of collecting, I founded AntikBar as an online gallery in 2010. Due to increasing demand from clients wishing to view our posters between fairs, we opened our gallery on the King’s Road in 2016.”

Posters are a true form of art with a purpose as they were designed to deliver a particular message through striking designs. These original vintage posters were created to grab the attention of passers-by, presenting artists with the challenge of condensing the message or a concept into a precise, short visual and written form in a single artwork. They are important items of social history that capture the essence of the time they were printed. Original vintage posters are recognised as a sound art investment that can be enjoyed every day.

Posters were elevated to an art form by French artists at the end of the 19th century. Struggling to make living, they supplemented their income by designing posters. The standards set by the French poster designers raised the bar for other countries and led to a wider acceptance of this media by the art community. Being very topical, posters absorbed and reflected the prevailing and changing art styles and fashions at a rapid pace and became part of the avant-garde art movement.

Practically all of the posters found on our website are lithographs. This is a method of printing that involves carving each colour of the image onto a piece of stone. The poster sheet is then imprinted consecutively with a stone slab for each colour, creating a stunning and rich image. With the exception of silk printing, I believe that other printing techniques do not deliver the same impact of colour as lithography.

Please contact us if you would like some more information and collection advice. We also give talks and have produced an “Introduction to Collecting Posters” booklet, which is available at our gallery and online.


For more information, please visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk
or visit us at our gallery: AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters, 404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ


Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 11am-5pm / closed on Sundays and bank holidays (please click here for more information, including a virtual tour of our gallery and any upcoming holiday closure dates)

Website: www.AntikBar.co.uk
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About AntikBar.co.uk

AntikBar is the London based gallery specialising in original vintage posters from around the world covering a variety of subjects: advertising, travel, cinema, sport, war, propaganda. In-store and online with worldwide delivery. Vintage poster auctions & exhibitions and events. Collection advice, on demand searches and poster restoration services. Visit www.AntikbarBooks.co.uk for vintage books and graphic design primarily from the 1920s-1930s. Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers Association (IVPDA) and the Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA). Website: www.AntikBar.co.uk - follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/antikbar.co.uk (and @antikbarbooks.co.uk) Pinterest at pinterest.com/antikbar Instagram at instagram.com/antikbar.co.uk and Twitter at @AntikBar for more news and events updates, images and features.

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