Archive | June 2014

Upcoming Event: Vintage Village, The Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford

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AntikBar will be participating in the Vintage Village at this popular annual family event, from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th July. We look forward to seeing you there for a fun-filled weekend!

Few events can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the world’s greatest airshow. The Air Tattoo, one of the UK’s premier outdoor events, returns this summer with an extravaganza of entertainment for all the family. Alongside the thrilling flying action, visitors will be treated to non-stop entertainment on the ground – so whether a wide-eyed first timer or a seasoned airshow veteran, the experience is breathtaking.

…the Air Tattoo is acknowledged as not only the world’s largest military airshow but also one of the UK’s premier outdoor events for the whole family!

During the thrilling 7.5 hour flying display visitors will get to see fast jets, giant transporters, historic aircraft, and much, much more. There will be a chance to meet the crews, get close to the aircraft and enjoy a feast of first class entertainment including the Techno Zone, an interactive showcase designed especially for youngsters, the Adrenalin Zone and the Vintage Village.

…the Vintage Village celebrates the very best of the 1930s to 1960s. The Village focuses on four themes, Aviation, Cars, Lifestyle and Military Heritage. Step back in time and experience entertainment, music, dance and fashion within the Vintage Village Marquee and enjoy the Village lawns with exhibits and re-enactors from a bygone age.”

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Visit the RIAT website for full details. Opening Hours: Friday 11th July – 10am to 6pm, flying display 1pm to 5pm; Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th July – 7.30am to 7.30pm, flying display 10am to 5.30pm. Address: RAF Fairford, Kemspford, Gloucestershire GL7 4EG. A shuttle bus service will run between Swindon bus station and the Air Tattoo.

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Visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk and for more updates, news and slideshows, and follow us on:

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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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Top 10 Pin-Up Style Posters: “Girls just wanna have fun!”

This slideshow was originally posted on our Facebook page:

PA0419_1_m  A bit of mid-week fun with these colourful and playful pin-up style posters featuring beautiful girls in swimsuits, playing tennis, skiing, advertising shoes etc…! 

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PC0410_1_m  Browse our website at www.antikbar.co.uk for more pin-up style posters, including the iconic Marilyn Monroe and more. (Scroll down or click here for our “Spotlight on Marilyn Monroe” blog post.)

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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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Spotlight on the Stenberg Brothers

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Vladimir (1899-1982) and Georgii (1900-1933) Stenberg rank amongst the most notable Soviet Constructivist artists and graphic designers of the early 20th century.

Both brothers were born in Moscow to a Swedish father and Russian mother and both studied engineering before attending the Stroganov School of Applied Art in Moscow and Free Studios. They produced their first works of art in 1918 and co-founded the OBMOKhU (Society of Young Artists) in 1919, exhibiting with fellow Constructivist artists from 1919-1923, and were members of the INKhUK (the short-lived Institute of Artistic Culture) from 1921-1924.

Now firmly established in the avant-garde art world, they went on to experiment in different media, from theatre sets and costume design to sculpture. It was, however, their revolutionary approach to movie poster design that was to set them apart from their contemporaries. Pulling together their artistic experience and knowledge of film theory, the movie posters produced by the Stenberg Brothers during the 1920-30s displayed an innovative use of perspective, geometry, typography and colour to convey a dynamic sense of movement and energetic depth.

Here is our current collection of original vintage booklets and posters featuring artwork by the Stenberg Brothers:

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Battleship Potemkin

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This stunning and rare Battleship Potemkin poster by the Stenberg Brothers is considered to be one of the greatest movie posters of all time. The exceptionally bold and powerful avant-garde poster design was produced to promote Sergei Eisenstein’s epic propaganda film depicting the historical 1905 naval mutiny in Odessa by the crew of Battleship Potemkin against the Tsarist officers. This pioneering silent movie is consistently voted as one of the greatest films, primarily due to Eisenstein’s use of montage and experimental film editing to create a dramatic portrayal of the events for maximum emotional effect from the audience.

The Stenberg’s creative use of vivid colours, geometry and perspective can be clearly seen to full graphic effect in this poster, complementing the movie’s sense of struggle and revolutionary air of change. As ground-breaking propaganda tools, both the movie and poster showcase an age of heavy industrialisation and move towards more modern warfare, as well as emphasising the growing unrest during this period between the ruling Tsarist elite (the officer falling overboard) and the ordinary citizen (the able-seaman standing on one of the guns). The enduring success of this poster lies in its ability to provide the viewer today with as rich and powerful an emotion through its expressive use of graphic language as the day it was originally displayed to attract the attention of a widely illiterate population almost a century ago.

Click here to watch the film via YouTube with English subtitles and search under Bronenosets Potyomkin / Броненосец Потемкин for more information.

Following his brother’s untimely death, Vladimir Stenberg continued to work as an artist and graphic designer (he was also selected to organise the 1947 May Day display in Moscow’s Red Square), but he was unable to surpass the success the brothers achieved as a team during the 1920s and early 1930s.

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Note: You might also be interested in our Russian Constructivist Posters page. 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
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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).

 

 

Top Ten Slideshow: Football Fever!

via our Facebook group page:

PS0346_1_m  Following our feature in yesterday’s Metro newspaper (“Give your lounge a World Cup makeover with these striking pieces”), here’s a quick slideshow of our Top Ten posters featuring football. Most of them are original vintage posters but we have also included one of our reproduction posters for the XIV South American Football Cup in Uruguay, 1942. Click on the image links and visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our football and other sport posters.

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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).

 

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