Archive | May 2019

Spotlight on Mid-Century Posters

Mid-century refers to the twentieth century design period that influenced all aspects of art and design, including architecture, interiors and graphic design. Typical features of this modernist style include more open floor plans, simple and natural sculptural shapes, Scandinavian forms and forward thinking atomic space age themes to produce objects that would prove to be popular, comfortable and functional.

Many of the posters created during this period are colourful and fun, featuring iconic designs by notable artists with curved geometric shapes, repeating patterns and bold colours. Below are a few of the original vintage mid-century posters that we currently have in stock (click on the images for more information):

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Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our Mid-Century posters and our wide variety of other posters from around the world (propaganda, war, sport, travel, advertising and movie posters), available online with worldwide delivery and at our gallery, and follow us on Instagram for more art movement stories.

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Spotlight on Art Nouveau Posters

PT1040_1_mArt Nouveau was an art movement developed from the 1890s to the 1910s, inspired by natural flowing curved lines, female forms and stylised botanical shapes.

This “New Art” movement influenced all aspects of applied art and design, including architecture, painting, graphic design, jewellery and metal work. The French name for this movement was also known as Secessionism and Jugendstil (among others).

A highly decorative style, Art Nouveau drew on nature and fantasy, as well as other developing movements of the time including the floral work of William Morris, the Arts and Crafts movement, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, French Rococo and Japanese art.PA1236_1_m

Notable poster artists and graphic designers from the Art Nouveau era include Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939), Jules Cheret (1836-1932), and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901). Their vibrant designs often incorporated free-spirited females of the optimistic Belle Epoque period; the ‘Golden Age’ before the outbreak of World War One. Art Nouveau paved the way for Art Deco and the later Modernism art movement.

A handful of our current stock of original antique and vintage Art Nouveau posters are featured below (click on the images for more information):

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PA1638_1_m    PA1576_1_m

PA1842_1_m    PA1526_1_m

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PA1681_1_m  PA1284_1_m  PA1336_1_m  

PA1848_1_m   Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our Art Nouveau posters and variety of other posters from around the world (propaganda, war, sport, travel, advertising and movie posters), available online with worldwide delivery and at our gallery, and follow us on Instagram for more art movement stories.

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404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ

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In The Spotlight: Cultural Revolution Propaganda Posters

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Unite For Victory (1971)

The Great Proletariat Cultural Revolution in China (1966-1976) was launched by the founding father of the Chinese Communist Party, Chairman Mao (Mao Zedong; 1893-1976), following the political and economic failure of his Great Leap Forward campaign (1958-1962).

Dynamic propaganda posters were produced to reach the masses, often featuring images of the leader with workers, soldiers, large red flags and slogans in bold red text.

Below are a few of our original vintage posters from the period (click on the images for more information):

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Charge Courageously (1965)   Wipe Out The Enemy (1965)

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PLA: Be A Fierce Tiger On Land, Flood Dragon On Water (1965)

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Unite Against US Aggression (1970) People’s Militia Victory (1970)

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Landscape Surveyors (1972)   Young Athletes (1970s) 

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Rigorous Military Training (1972)   The Road Of Dazhai (1965)

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New Strides In Agriculture (1977)  Sino-Soviet Border Conflict (1970)

Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk for more original vintage Chinese propaganda posters and to browse our variety of other posters from around the world (travel, sport, propaganda, war, advertising and movie posters), available online with worldwide delivery and at our gallery:

AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ

PA1690_1_mFor more News & Events, images and updates, follow us on:

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