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The Visual Impact of Nourishment in Vintage Posters

Summer Exhibition at AntikBar

Nourishment in the form of food and drink products is widely represented in original vintage posters in various capacities, from advertising specific brands and promoting a healthy lifestyle to improving agricultural production, encouraging self-sufficiency and reducing waste.

The different customs, traditions and practices of consumption in social communities are closely connected with the daily life of each person. The theme of nourishment can be a powerful tool that has an active influence on the individual consumer, which is why there is such a variety of creativity and knowledge conveyed in food and drink posters around the world.

These original posters were designed by an artist (or group of artists) for a particular purpose, intended for display in a public place. In the days before television and modern social media, posters were the only way to reach a mass audience and they were used extensively for brand advertising and for public education and propaganda.

Artists were challenged to condense a message into a single graphic form that would stand out on the wall and grab the attention of passers-by to attract new customers and deliver the message in the most effective way. Being very topical, posters absorbed and reflected the prevailing and changing art styles, fashions and culture of their era.

This virtual and gallery exhibition at AntikBar, held as part of KCAW22, showcases food and drink posters from different countries worldwide from the late 1800s through to the early 2000s, looking at them in an artistic and design point of view and as an insight into the social history of the period.

Visit our virtual exhibition at www.artsteps.com and browse all our food and drink posters from around the world at our gallery and online at www.AntikBar.co.uk + scroll down for links to follow us on social media for more updates and news during the exhibition period.

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As part of this exhibition, we are featuring the following small independent food and drink experts – click on the QR code and the images for more information:

The Bordeaux Kitchen by Tania Teschke: Comprehensive French cultural and culinary journey by Tania Teschke, food and wine gourmet, and lifelong student of French culture. Also: Bordeaux and St. Emilion tour Stay in a gorgeous villa and soak in the French lifestyle with wine, chocolate and pastry classes, culinary demonstrations and more!

Discover Georgian Food with Helena Bedwell, who has compiled three successful cookbooks on Georgian cuisine – Georgian Flavours from Helena: Cooking Made Easy • Eat Georgian Feel Good: Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes from Helena • Georgian Gluten-Free and Lactose-Free Recipes from Helena: Meals Made Simple – all available on Amazon.

Vintastic Wine & Food Tours with Margaret Mallon Pujol: Enjoy French wines at their place of origin, be it a large chateau or a family owned estate, and delight in open air food markets, artisanal shops and cheese farms. Vintastic Wine Experiences specialise in guided tours to immerse you in the joys of the French “art de vivre” and ensure you experience France like never before!


KCAW22 Poetry Corner

It took me 14 years to find condensed milk… I had lost hope… But my tongue seems to be where nostalgia lives… Suddenly, entirely enveloped in a memory…” Read this great poem by Isabelle Evans on display on our gallery window + visit www.AntikBar.co.uk to experience more nostalgia through our original vintage food and drink posters



AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters,
404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
www.AntikBar.co.uk


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Summer Sale – Original Vintage Poster Auction



Saturday 11 June: Our Summer Sale auction of 445 lots features a wide variety of original vintage advertising, travel, sport, war, propaganda and movie posters from around the world.

This live online auction will start at 2pm (UK time) on Saturday 11 June. View our catalogue and register to bid in advance today via:

— AntikBar Auctions at www.AntikbarAuctions.com
— Live Auctioneers at www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/248333_original-vintage-posters-summer-sale/
— The Saleroom at www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10030
— Invaluable at www.invaluable.com/catalog/039jsaqd23

The auction preview will be open by appointment only. We offer in-house postage worldwide for items won in our auctions. Follow us on social media (links below) for more updates and other news.


#LotOfTheDay


In The News


Auction Previews: This original 1950s British Railways travel poster – Service To Industry Brickmaking – with artwork by Charles Cundall [Lot 66] featured in this week’s ATG ahead of the poster sale held by specialist AntikBar on 11 June



AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
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AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), King’s Road Curve and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

Simply Framed Vintage Posters – Interior Inspiration

Brighten up your walls with original vintage posters!

Framing and mounting can really bring out the vibrant colours and striking images of posters; the beauty of original vintage posters is that they can be suited to any interior design theme, from contemporary to traditional, in addition to the different styles of framing. View the great variety of ideas sent in by our clients below, showing how they framed and display their original vintage posters in their homes and work places.

(Click on the images for more information and visit www.AntikBar.co.uk to browse our collection of original vintage posters from around the world.)

Click here for more interior inspiration and framing ideas on our Pinterest page, and browse all our original vintage posters from around the world at our gallery and online at:


AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
www.AntikBar.co.uk


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Dive into design! Magazine cover art can also be framed; browse our collection of books, magazines and other ephemera at www.AntikbarBooks.co.uk + follow our books page on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/AntikBarBooks

Note: our posters are sold unframed unless indicated otherwise in the listing descriptions, and we do not usually offer framing. We send our posters securely wrapped in sturdy tubes around the world to avoid potential damage that can be caused by shipping framed artwork (click here for more delivery information). Most of our clients have their own framers and prefer to frame their art in their own styles.


AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), King’s Road Curve and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

Original Vintage Posters – Spring Sale

Saturday 23 April: Don’t miss our Spring Sale auction of over 400 lots featuring a wide variety of original vintage advertising, travel, sport, war, propaganda and movie posters from around the world. 

This live online auction will start at 2pm (UK time) on Saturday 23 April. View our catalogue and register to bid in advance today via: 

— AntikBar Auctions at AntikbarAuctions.com/auctions   
— Live Auctioneers at www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/241983_original-vintage-posters-spring-sale/  
— The Saleroom at www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10029   
— Invaluable at www.invaluable.com/catalog/jjglqqzum3

The auction preview will be open by appointment only. We offer in-house postage worldwide for items won in our auctions. Follow us on social media for more updates, including our popular Lot of the Day features, and other news (links below).

#LotOfTheDay

In The News

“A Rail Safety Curiosity: Stay Off The Line And Stay Alive, urge Starsky & Hutch!”
This 1977 British Railways poster coming up in our 23 April auction (Lot 378) has been featured by DownTheTubes



AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
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www.AntikbarBooks.co.uk
www.AntikbarAuctions.com



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AntikBar Graphic Design Auction – Posters, Books, Ephemera

Our Special Graphic Design Auction of over 250 lots features a unique collection of 100 London Underground posters from the 1920s-1930s as well as striking graphic design posters, books, magazines and artworks representing major design movements of the 20th century: Art Deco, Constructivism, Bauhaus and others. 

This live online auction will start at 2pm (UK time) on Saturday 19 March. View our catalogue and register to bid in advance today via: 

AntikBar Auctions at AntikbarAuctions.com/auctions   
Live Auctioneers at www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/237614_graphic-design-ft-london-underground-posters 
The Saleroom at www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10027   
Invaluable at www.invaluable.com/catalog/ywyx8ny4z9  

The auction preview will be open by appointment only. We offer in-house postage worldwide for items won in our auctions. Follow us on social media for more updates, including our popular Lot of the Day features, and other news (links below).

#LotOfTheDay


In The News


Auction Previews: one of the London Underground posters from our upcoming auction featured in this week’s Antiques Trade Gazette – this elegant Art Deco design by Dora Margaret Batty for an RAF display at the Hendon Aerodrome in 1932 (Lot 43)


The Times (11/3/22 p14): Hop onboard – London Transport posters aimed at passengers attending two of the most popular events of 1936 are among 100 classic posters that will be sold online by AntikBar Auctions of Chelsea on 19 March 


Post-Auction News: This 1935 poster sold for £1100 at AntikBar’s auction against an estimate of £300-600 on March 19. Perry designed posters for the Underground Group and London Transport from 1928-37… Read more in this week’s Antiques Trade Gazette (Tom Derbyshire, issue 2541)

Cricket Memorabilia Society: Vintage match posters, especially those used on the Underground in the 1930s have become more popular, appealing to collectors and those in search of Art Deco interior design… (June 2022)



AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
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www.AntikbarAuctions.com



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Fighting On All Fronts: Women At War exhibition 8 March-9 May

We will be holding an exhibition focusing on the role of women during World War Two featuring posters issued by both Allied and Axis powers, in particular the UK, USA, USSR and some Nazi-occupied countries. Fighting On All Fronts: Women At War will be held at our gallery from International Women’s Day to Victory Day (8 March to 9 May).

→ Scroll down for our programme of events, which includes a guest speaker from the Imperial War Museum, a talk on women spies, a wartime cabaret performance, and a talk on the WRAF.

Labour shortages on the home front during WWII led to dramatic changes to the role of women in society. Jobs in factories, agriculture, nursing and other vital military and civilian industries that were previously seen as occupations mainly for men were now opened up to women. Posters played a big part in the publicity campaigns, using patriotic appeal to encourage women to help win the war and secure victory by joining the workforce.

This exhibition will show how poster design and visual messaging varied in the different countries depending on the impact of war on the population and the roles of women in the conflict. Although they replaced men in the war production in all countries, women’s day-to-day realities were very different.

One of the first countries to declare war on Nazi Germany, Britain suffered extensive bombing during the Blitz, as well as food shortages and rationing. The duties of women concentrated on providing support to the troops, handling war logistics and health and safety measures. The imagery of British posters emphasises practical efforts rather than damage and destruction; the presence of the enemy is felt but not witnessed.

In contrast, the Soviet Union was partially occupied by Nazi troops and its population experienced war and violence first-hand. Women were engaged in battle, abused by the occupants, and subjected to bombing and severe food shortages. Reflecting this reality, the poster messaging is explicit, often violent and brutal, and women are depicted directly fighting the enemy.

In America daily life during the war was mostly affected by the rationing of food, gasoline, tyre and nylon stockings. The poster designs are often stylish and glamorous, elevating participation in the war effort.

The exhibition is free and will be open during our gallery opening hours. Our virtual exhibition is available to view on Kunstmatrix and ArtSteps, and our guest talks will be also available to watch online following the events. More information and features will be posted on our website and social media in the lead up to, and during, the exhibition.



Read more in our exhibition catalogue featuring the posters on display with a foreword by Hugh Cullimore, Art Historian and former poster specialist at the Australian War Memorial. The catalogue is available to view online and printed copies can be purchased at our gallery and on our website (with worldwide delivery).


Our souvenir mugs for this exhibition are also available to purchase online (with worldwide delivery) and at our gallery.



Programme of Events & Talks

Places are limited. Click the images or eventbrite links to book your tickets

Tuesday 8 March – Opening Day: our gallery will be open until 8pm.
Thursday 10 March – UAL Post-Grad Community Mixer.

30 March – Hidden Stories of Women in WWII: Kate Clements, curator of the new Second World War Galleries at the Imperial War Museum, will give a talk on untold stories using first-hand testimonies from veterans, eyewitnesses and survivors. Details and tickets SOLD OUT (in support of Salute Her) at: www.eventbrite.co.uk


20 April – Preserving the Past for the Future: Talk by David Hill, the founder of the London Clandestine Warfare Collection, on SOE (Special Operations Executive) women agents, including its mission, what women agents did and their spy gadgets. Details and tickets at: www.eventbrite.co.uk

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27 April – Wartime Women The Khaki Cabaret: The actress and singer Fiona-Jane Weston will present a performance that plays homage to the courageous women of wartime Britain, an affectionate tribute with song, poetry and personal accounts from real women of the time. Details and tickets at: www.eventbrite.co.uk

7 May – Women’s Royal Air Force: Talk by Tracey Watson and JJ Adams on the roles of women serving in the Royal Air Force, including the full integration of WRAF to the RAF, serving during the Cold War in Berlin, and the challenges in adapting to civilian life. Details and tickets (in support of WAAFA) at: www.eventbrite.co.uk


☆ In The News: Event Listings + Features ☆
Click on the publication and website links to read more:

• Inside History magazine: “Fantastic exhibition coming to @AntikBar focusing on Women At War. Find out more here www.insidehistorymagazine.co.uk
• Ian Visits event news: www.ianvisits.co.uk
• Londonist: 52 Magnificent Things to do in London in March 2022 www.londonist.com
• Afisha London magazine (Russian/English): www.afisha.london/en
• International Women’s Day: www.internationalwomensday.com
• Seb’s Art List: www.sebsartlist.com
• Kommersant news (Russian): www.kommersant.uk
• Design My Night: www.designmynight.com
• Londonist: Where to Celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 in London www.londonist.com  
• KCAW London newsletter: Captivating Art www.kcaw.co.uk   


“International Women’s Day is a chance to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world…” Read more in this week’s Antiques Trade Gazette (p32 issue 2532) featuring our Women At War exhibition  


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In another successful Post-Grad Community Mixer, students from across UAL gathered at AntikBar: a small gallery and auction house dedicated to the collection, selling and restoration of original vintage posters. The exhibition is a historical and artistic focus on the role of women during World War Two…” Read the review by Marina Tasca in the UAL Newsletter  



AntikBar – Original Vintage Posters
404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
www.AntikBar.co.uk


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Russian Film Week 2021: Classic Movie Posters

Follow us on social media (links below) for our daily classic movie poster features over this year’s Russian Film Week in London, from Sunday 28 November to Sunday 5 December, to find out

– which film is watched by cosmonauts two days before they launch
– which films won Oscars
– which director became known as “the king of Soviet comedy” and which one became known as “the patriarch of Russian animation” and
– which cult classics have been voted the most popular comedy and the greatest film of all time…

The history of Russian and Soviet film dates back to 1896 with the first Russian animated film made in 1910 and the first Moscow International Film Festival held in 1935. We have a variety of original vintage posters for Russian and Soviet films in stock, including posters for some of the most popular and biggest box office hits such as The Amphibian Man (Человек-амфибия), The Shield and The Sword (Щит и меч), The Diamond Arm (Бриллиантовая рука), Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (Москва слезам не верит), and Gentlemen of Fortune (Джентльмены удачи), as well as posters for foreign language releases and posters for foreign films released in Russian.

Click the image links below for more information on these features, and browse our whole collection at www.AntikBar.co.uk (available at our gallery and online with worldwide delivery):


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

www.AntikBar.co.uk


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AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society, King’s Road Curve and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

Upcoming Events: Christmas 2021 + Looking Ahead to 2022


Christmas on the King’s Road Curve: Enjoy a family-friendly sing-along walk on the Curve for the festive window displays and Christmas songs, including our Frosty the Snowman song and decorations! Info: KingsRoadCurve.co.uk and AntikBar.co.uk

More information on our 2022 events will be posted on our website and social media nearer the time. Join our newsletter mailing list to keep updated, and follow us on:

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(+ AntikBar Books: www.facebook.com/AntikBarBooks)
WordPress: https://antikbarposters.wordpress.com/


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

www.AntikBar.co.uk


AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society, King’s Road Curve and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

Original Vintage Poster Auction – General Sale

Original Vintage Posters – General Sale
Saturday 13 November

Our last auction of the year will be held on Saturday 13 November starting online at 2pm (UK time). This live online auction features a wide variety of original vintage posters from around the world including travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda and movie posters.

You can now view our catalogue and register to bid online in advance via: 

— Easy Live Auction at www.easyliveauction.com/auctioneers/antikbar/   
— Invaluable
 at www.invaluable.com/catalog/7whhy3si56    
— Live Auctioneers at www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/222586_original-vintage-posters-general-sale/  
— The Saleroom at www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10025   

The auction preview will be open by appointment only. Our popular Lot of the Day features are posted on our website and social media (links below) in the lead up to this auction. We offer in-house postage worldwide for items won in our auctions. Click here for more information. 

#LotOfTheDay:

In The News:

— Auction review by DecoMag: “If you’re on the hunt for interesting artworks or want to start a collection, don’t miss AntikBar’s November online auction. You could just grab yourself a one-of-a-kind bargain…”

Antiques Trade Gazette Auction Previews (p29 issue 2516): “The sale at poster specialist AntikBar on November 13 includes this original 1938 stone lithograph for Mossant hats…by Leonetto Cappiello now often called ‘the father of modern advertising’ because of his innovation in poster design…”


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

www.AntikBar.co.uk


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AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society, King’s Road Curve and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).

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