Archive | May 2015

Slideshow – Collecting Guide: 10 Poster Designers

Our recent slideshow featuring a few of our original vintage posters and publications by designers profiled by Sophie Churcher for Christie’s South Kensington (click here to read the full article and click on the image links below for more information): 

“The focus for collectors of posters is very often subject matter. The subject of a work is key to its ability to connect with the viewer and in turn increase its value. Having said that there are masters of poster design as there are of art and these artists play an important role in shaping the market for collectable pieces.

PT0130_1_m French graphic designer Jean Carlu is renowned for the distinctive, streamlined economy of form in his images, emphasising the new machine age of the early 20th century…

PA0759_1_m A.M. Cassandre produced an oeuvre of travel-related lithographic posters that are now counted among the most iconic and influential Art Deco designs in the history of the medium… Taking inspiration from contemporary avant-garde movements in art, namely Bauhaus, Cubism and Futurism, Cassandre…employed the use of unadorned linear and streamlined forms to reflect the speed and dynamism of his era.

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PT0386_1_m  Edward McKnight Kauffer…became one of this country’s most highly influential poster artists throughout the first half of the 20th century. Starting his career in painting, he soon embraced graphic design in poster art as a burgeoning tool of communication in the modern age. He was particularly known for his work for London Underground as well as Shell Mex and B.P. Ltd…

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CM0021_1_m  Gustav Klucis…was a master of photomontage; his posters were required to be highly persuasive, meaning the images he produced have a particularly powerful visual impact.

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PW0119_1_m  Abram Games is perhaps Britain’s best known post-war graphic designer, and is known for his witty and conceptual posters. Games…was able to communicate and resonate with the public.

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PC0362_1_m  Constructivist Russian cinema posters are highly collectable for their innovative and experimental graphics…The Stenberg Brothers were two of the most prolific Russian film poster designers…creating graphics that became a unique art form in themselves. Through innovative techniques such as photomontage and via experimentations with typography, colour, scale and repetition, they produced imaginative, surreal and powerful imagery…”

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The other poster designers in the list are: Max Bill, Jan Tschichold, Paul Rand and Giovanni Pintori. You might also like:

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AntikBar Auction: Original World War Two Propaganda Posters, 30 May 2015

World War Two Propaganda Posters auction may 2015 banner  We are hosting an online auction of Original World War Two Propaganda Posters on Saturday 30th May, starting at 9am PT / 5pm UK.

This specialised auction features original vintage war and propaganda posters issued before and during WW2 in the USA, United Kingdom, France, Soviet Union, Italy, Nazi Germany and others. The items listed include punchy graphics designed by artists for the Second World War effort and rare original posters from the Third Reich as many were destroyed after the war.

Please click here to view our full catalogue and register to bid (please note that more items will be added up to the auction date). We offer worldwide shipping using either UPS or Royal Mail.

We will be posting a ‘Lot of the Day’ slideshow on our social media pages nearer the time (links below).

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Visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters. For more updates, 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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WW2_small  UPDATE: with one week to go until the auction, here’s a quick round-up of our ‘Lot of the Day’ posts so far (follow us on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook to view all our featured lots and click on the images below to view our auction catalogue and register to bid):

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Election Campaigns: “What’s It All About?”

As the UK gears up to the 2015 Election, we look back at a few past election campaign posters and ephemera – truly a sign of the times:

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These three posters were published by the National Union of Conservative and Constitutional Associations (NUCCA; 1868-1911), in the lead up to the 1910 UK General Election.

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PP0332_1_m  (“With apologies to Homocea” refers to a popular household remedy at the turn of the century for the treatment of haemorroids with the tagline “Touches the Spot”)

1928
Published by the American cultural left, this issue of New Masses features a constructivist style photomontage in the lead up to the 1928 US Presidential Election that asks: “What’s it all about?”

BA0209_3_m  (The text reads: “They call it a Presidential Election, but it’s a bloody farce. Pickets still go to jail, smaller nations are still oppressed, Labor is hungry, there’s a new world war coming, chorus girls get Rolls Royces, whoever succeeds Clammy Cal.”)

1929
Entitled “Volksbergehr” (People’s Desire), this poster was published for the 1929 German Referendum and features Adolf Hitler (1889-1945; leader of the Nazi Party), Alfred Hugenberg (1865-1951; leader of the DNVP German National People’s Party) and Franz Seldte (1882-1947; founder of the Stahlhelm Party).

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UPDATE – our recent additions:

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Visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters. For more updates, follow us on:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AntikBar
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.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).

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