Archive | April 2014

“Get the Look” Inspiration: Japanese Posters

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This “From Wreck to Riches” article on a beautifully bright, light and stylish family home in yesterday’s Evening Standard features a framed Japanese release movie poster in the sitting room that caught our eye. By sheer coincidence someone was asking us about our Japanese posters earlier this week so, for anyone else looking to create a more unique statement with a Japanese twist in their home or office, here’s our current stock of original vintage Japanese movie and travel advertising posters (click on the images for more information):

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To browse our extensive collection of original vintage posters from around the world and for more information and updates, please visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk and follow us on:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AntikBar
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/AntikBar
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AntikBar.co.uk

AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), the London Art Deco Society (LADS) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

Next Event: Spring 2014 Decorative Fair

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Visit AntikBar at London’s most popular decorative event held three times a year (Winter, Spring and Autumn) at The Evolution Marquee in leafy Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ. We will be participating at our usual stand by the hall entrance, Stand 141. Contact us to join our e-newsletter mailing list and click here for a printable complimentary ticket to visit us at the Fair. We look forward to seeing you!

“The Fair is fun, fashionable and its worldwide reputation, established over 25 years, entices international trade and retail buyers, interior designers and private customers seeking unique and unusual furnishings and quirky accessories for decorating schemes.”

Opening hours: 12noon-8pm on Tuesday 29th April; 11am-8pm on Wednesday 30th April and Thursday 1st May; 11am-7pm on Friday 2nd May and Saturday 3rd May; 11am-6pm on Sunday 4th May. A free shuttle bus will run between Sloane Square and Battersea Park from Tuesday to Friday. Note: Sloane Square underground station will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. Full information at: www.decorativefair.com

Save the Dates: As a regular exhibitor, AntikBar will also be participating at the Autumn Decorative Fair. Visit our News & Events page for more information on all our upcoming fairs and events.

Here’s a slideshow featuring a few of the interesting and unique items we’ve spotted on display at the Spring Decorative Fair in Battersea Park, London, updated daily during the Fair week on our Facebook page:

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…and here’s a link to a great review and more photos by one of the visitors: www.sarahakwisombe.com/blog/2014/5/4/my-favourite-pieces-from-the-spring-decorative-fair, featuring our Arabesque movie poster:

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To browse our extensive collection of original vintage posters from around the world and for more information and updates, please visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk and follow us on:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AntikBar
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/AntikBar
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AntikBar.co.uk

AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), the London Art Deco Society (LADS) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

 

 

When one just isn’t enough…

…go for a series! Sometimes a few framed original vintage posters work better than one large statement piece poster, for example, if the wall space isn’t high enough or you’re looking to brighten up an otherwise dark corridor with splashes of colour.

Let’s start with a few posters from this wonderfully retro series from the 1960s featuring some quirky slogans and fun images:

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Come rain or snow, this original vintage 1958 London Transport series will certainly create an amusing focal point:

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…and from Venice to Paris, this original 1981 Orient Express series will appeal to Art Deco lovers and travel romantics:

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Propaganda posters were also often published as a series, such as these original vintage 1952 safety posters produced by the US Government for their pilots during the Cold War era:

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…and we have a few small and mid sized posters from this World War Two series, printed by the US Government in 1942 to help their troops recognise their allies:

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For some carefree pin-up style fun, this vintage 1950s advertising series by Dickens for Goodyear soles aims to draw your attention to these ladies’ pretty feet:

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Meanwhile, this dynamic series of original 1930s Castrol posters promotes their sponsored speed records and distance achievements on land and in the air:

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For more sporting inspiration with an artistic touch, this series of original 1972 posters commissioned for the Munich Olympics aimed to “represent the intertwining of sports and art worldwide”:

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Posters are suitable for any room of the home or office and this series of original 1930s Bovril posters that resemble the public service announcements of the time might provide some fun for the kitchen:

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This series of child health posters was published in 1952 to promote “good health habits in school and at home” and would look fantastic in a child’s bedroom, playroom, nursery or school:

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We have plenty to choose from – including more from some of the series featured above and some previously featured 1969 travel advertising posters for SNCF by Salvador Dali and a collection of 1986-1992 London Underground art posters – so why not browse our website and our blog for more ideas, such as decorating a cinema room with original vintage James Bond or Marilyn Monroe posters. You can also follow us on:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AntikBar
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/AntikBar
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AntikBar.co.uk

AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), the London Art Deco Society (LADS) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

 

 

News Bite: our recent Facebook slideshows

Here’s a quick look at a couple of slideshows featured on our Facebook page this week (for more images, slideshows and updates, “like” our page at www.facebook.com/antikbar.co.uk):

Happy 125th Birthday to the Eiffel Tower…!

The iconic Eiffel Tower was designed by Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier for the 1889 Exposition Universelle (World’s Fair). It was built on the Champ de Mars in Paris between 1887-1889 and opened on 31 March 1889 with a permit initially for 20 years (until 1909). This grand entrance arch for the Fair was named after Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. As a valuable asset for communication, the Eiffel Tower was not dismantled and it has become one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world. At 324m tall, it was the tallest man-made structure at the time (until 1930); now it is the tenth tallest lattice tower the world (the Tokyo SkyTree currently holds the number one position at 634m tall). “Joyeux Anniversaire!”

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“The unveiling of the Le Mans 24-Hours poster is always an eagerly-awaited event by the fans… This poster defines an area of rich expression aimed at a wide-ranging public by projecting them into a powerful and attractive imaginary environment: Pride of place goes to the new prototypes launched in 2014 which, propelled by luminous, electric colours, leap out of the poster; A cleaner and less figurative universe than in the past, which fits perfectly with the new slogan – A new era dawns!; The integration of spectators of all ages whose faces show the expressions of awe and the incredible emotions experienced…” Read the full news article at News via http://www.24h-lemans.com/en/news/the-2014-le-mans-24-hours-poste-unveiled-in-geneva-_2_2_1746_14271.html 

View the new 2014 poster below with a few of AntikBar’s original vintage Le Mans posters from 1961, 1963, 1972 and 1974, as well as a couple of other related posters featuring Dan Gurney (winner of Le Mans in 1967) and Steve McQueen (1971 movie poster). For more Le Mans and other racing posters, visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk

 

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Please visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters – cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war and propaganda. You can also follow us on:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AntikBar
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/AntikBar
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AntikBar.co.uk

AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), the London Art Deco Society (LADS) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

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