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In The Spotlight: Graphic Design & Poster Art Reference Books

via our AntikbarBooks page on Facebook:

A selection of reference books and catalogues on early poster art, advertising and graphic design during the late 19th and early 20th century featuring a variety of art movements and styles including Photomontage, Soviet Constructivism, Art Deco, Realism, Avant Garde, Industrial, Art Nouveau, Modernism, Psychedelic, and product advertising and exhibition artwork. Click on the image links below for more information:

Abram Games Graphic Designer 2003 Stenberg Brothers Exhibition Catalogue 2015
The Complete Masters of the Poster 1990 The Art of the Fillmore 1966-1971 1997
Trade Advertising and Packaging in Russia 19-20 century 1993 See USSR Intourist Posters And The Marketing Of The Soviet Union 2013
The Queen Mary a Book of Comparisons 1936
Soviet Graphic Arts 1963 Almanach der Allrussischen Ausstellung für Landwirtschaft und Heimindustrie 1923
Russian Graphic Design 1880-1917 1997 Salon International Du Livre D'Art International Art Book Fair 1931
Collection of Hungarian Poster Reproductions 1959 Gypromez Bulletin Bulleten Gypromeza 1929
Railroads Eisenbahnen 1952
Lenin and Leninism 1928The Power of the Poster 1998
Russian Constructivism Exhibition Laboratory Period 1975 Koretsky The Soviet Photo Posters 1930-1984 2012
Samples of Graphic Design 2005
Film Posters of the Russian Avant-Garde 1995 For more updates, follow @AntikBarBooks on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/AntikBarBooks

AntikBar Books focuses on book design and related ephemera from the 1920s and 1930s covering the major art movements including Bauhaus, Constructivism, Art Deco and Modernism, many featuring photographs and artwork by notable artists of the period. Items include antique and vintage theatre brochures, travel books, reference magazines and other publications. 

[Note: this website is currently a work in progress with more items being uploaded every week. The prices and details will be completed soon on any items listed at £999. If you would like more information on any item, or if you would like to visit us to view any item, please contact us in advance via www.antikbarbooks.co.uk/contact-us]

Address: AntikBar, 404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 352 9309
Email: info@antikbar.co.uk

Antikbar Books: www.antikbarbooks.co.uk
AntikBar Original Vintage Posters: 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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AntikBar Books: 1800s-1900s art & graphic design publications

AntikBar Books

#DidYouKnow AntikBar also stocks a variety of antique and vintage theatre brochures, travel books, reference magazines and other ephemera and publications dating from the early 1800s to the mid 1900s: AntikBar Books focuses on book design and related ephemera covering the major art movements including Bauhaus, Constructivism, Modernism, Art Nouveau and Art Deco, many featuring photographs and artwork by notable artists of the period, such as

Spark Ogonek 1941 #11 Ekran Constructivist Magazine 1926 #46
Colonel W. de Basil's Ballets Russes Jubilee Season ChauveSourisNikitaBalieff1922
Rodina MontyBanks
USSR The Red Army and Navy Social Kunst Graphic Design 1931
Red Field Krasnaya Niva Snow 1928 CostumeOnStage1930
OtherBooks   ArtDecoMagazine
Pravda June 1934 Polar Expedition
Bauhaus   Art Deco
Constructivism Ephemera  Photomontage
Other Movements Magazines  Modernism
AntikBar Books krasnaya niva
ArtDecoEphemera  ArtDecoBooks

Click on the images above for more information and browse our collection on our new website at www.antikbarbooks.co.uk

Note: this website is currently a work in progress with more items being uploaded every week. The prices and details will be completed soon on any items listed at £999. If you would like more information on any item, or if you would like to visit us to view any item, please contact us in advance via www.antikbarbooks.co.uk/contact-us

Address: AntikBar, 404 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 352 9309

↳  Follow @AntikBarBooks on Facebook for more updates:
www.facebook.com/AntikBarBooks

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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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Spotlight on Art Deco Posters

PA2012_1_mArt Deco is one of the most widely recognised and celebrated design styles, conveying visions of sleek ocean liners, the jazz age of the Roaring Twenties, the industrialised Machine Age between the wars, stylised typography and elegant craftsmanship.

Originating in France, Art Deco (short for Arts Decoratifs) influenced design during the 1920s and 1930s in everything from architecture and fashion to transport and home furnishings, and was reflected in the graphic design and poster art produced during the period.

100 years on, this iconic art movement continues to radiate luxury and glamour today. A handful of our current stock of original vintage Art Deco posters are featured below (click on the images for more information):

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PA1036_1_m  PA0898_1_m

PS0866_1_m  PT1843_1_m

PT1957_1_m  PT2009_1_m

PA1964_1_m  PT1806_1_m

PA1203_1_m  PT1984_1_m

PA1659_1_m  Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our Art Deco 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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Summer Exhibition: Come Fly With Me (1-31 August)

AntikBar Exhibition_Come Fly With Me

Our holiday-themed exhibition this August will showcase a variety of flight-related travel, advertising and propaganda posters from around the world. These original vintage posters evoke strong feelings of nostalgia and truly capture the essence of travel in the earlier days of flying, many featuring airlines that no longer exist today.

Experience the thrill and elegance of travelling to exotic destinations by propeller plane in the 1920-30s and the excitement of boarding a new jet plane in the modern mid-century era. Step back in time and travel the world in style this summer through the stunning artwork that will be on display at AntikBar’s next exhibition.

Address: AntikBar Gallery, 404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-7pm; Saturday 11am-6pm (by appointment on Sundays and Bank Holidays) / Please note that the gallery will be closed on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 August
Catalogue: £10 (available to purchase online) – NOTE: This catalogue has now sold out but you can view it online by clicking here (and browse our website for more recently added flight-related posters)

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Visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters from around the world – sport, cinema, travel, advertising, war, propaganda. For more updates, follow us on:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AntikBar
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/AntikBar
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AntikBar.co.uk
WordPress: https://antikbarposters.wordpress.com/   

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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NEW! Latest Products

PA0868_1_m  Sit back and relax! Visit our Latest Products page to browse our most recently listed original vintage posters from around the world, including:

Cinema

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PC0390_1_m  PC0385_1_m

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PC0397_1_m  PC0384_1_m

Advertising

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PA0864_1_m  PA0842_1_m

PA0839_1_m  PA0847_1_m

PA0846_1_m  PA0848_1_m

Skiing & Sport

PS0412_1_m  PS0419_1_m

PS0424_1_m  PS0417_1_m

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PS0414_1_m  PS0425_1_m

War & Propaganda

PW0152_1_m  PW0151_1_m

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PW0153_1_m  PP0351_1_m

Travel

PT0681_1_m  PT0672_1_m

PT0668_1_m

PT0678_1_m  PT0677_1_m

PT0682_1_m  PT0662_1_m

PT0676_1_m  PT0669_1_m

Please visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters and graphic design. For more updates, 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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Travel Back in Time: Come Fly With Me

PA0495_1_m  The romantic notion and thrill of travelling by plane may be over for most of us but the allure is captured in many of the old advertising posters. This “then and now” look at air travel compares the messages and styles of some of our original vintage airline posters with some from the same companies today to show how print-based advertising has changed over the years.

American-6  “The legend is back” – to evoke a feeling of nostalgia, American Airlines recently launched an advertising campaign using well-known celebrities from the 1950s and today:

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American-3  American-4

…compared with these posters advertising travel to Paris (1950s) and Australia (1970s) by American Airlines:

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The messages are clear – this trend of combining a look to the past as well as future hope can been seen in United’s return to its “fly the friendly skies” slogan, Aeroflot’s upgrade to glamour through its ranking as “Europe’s most elegant cabin crew” in 2013 and LOT’s recent campaign as “the most modern airline in Europe”:

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PS0010_1_m (1960s)

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PA0434_1_m  (1950s)

…from this amusing cartoon style ad, “if only I flew by LOT” (1958), to this striking image and bold statement:

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Meanwhile, SAS (Scandinavian Airlines System) and KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) have shifted up a couple of technological notches from more traditional art and photography during the 1950s and 1960s to embrace today’s digital age:

SAStravel-point-and-fly-600-98836 (2012)

SASairline-company-wider-seats-small-94507 (2002)

PT0238_1_m  PT0533_1_m

PA0669_1_m  PT0535_1_m

KLMair-france-klm-advert-large  (2011)

KLMad100full  (2002)

PT0363_1_m  PT0364_1_m

“The Gay Gateway” – active both on social media and as a supporter of the LGBT community, KLM created an online game in 2014 that offered players a chance to win two economy comfort flights. In 2010 their play-to-win campaign offered flights to “the world’s proudest festivals” as part of its sponsorship of Sweden’s Stockholm Gay Life Award. Turn back the clock half a century to perhaps a different meaning and we have an SAS stewardess serving customers Copenhagen, Europe’s Gay Gateway, on a dish:

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Major events have also been used to entice people to show their support of their country by flying with their national carrier. The recent Summer Olympics in London (2012) and Winter Olympics in Sochi (2014) brought us some creative advertising posters from companies such as KLM and Austrian Airlines that contrast, for example, with this more traditional mid-century artistic depiction of Paris:

AustrianAnna Netrebko Austrian Airlines

PT0296_1_m  (1960s)

Sign of the times – you may be wondering by now why we’ve chosen only a small selection of airlines when we’ve got some great BOAC, Swissair, TWA etc. posters listed on our website. This is because we’ve remained focused on airlines that are still in existence today for a more direct comparison. However, we feel we can make an exception for Dobrolet, a Russian airline founded in 1923 that was consolidated with other Soviet aviation organisations to become Aeroflot in 1932. Earlier this year, the company was relaunched as Aeroflot’s low-cost carrier but a notice on their website currently states that their flights are currently suspended due to recent EU sanctions:

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Please visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters from around the world. For more updates, news and slideshows, 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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PS0309_1_m  PA0078_1_m

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PA0183_1_m  PA0163_1_m

PT0620_1_m   PT0501_1_m

PT0603_1_m  PC0409_1_m

PC0408_1_m  PC0407_1_m

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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