Tag Archive | Hammersmith

Feeling Inspired by The Great Gatsby…

PA0502_1_m  In 1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby captured the spirit of the ‘roaring twenties’ era, becoming recognised as a classic American novel that is now reaching a whole new generation of movie-goers through the current release of Baz Luhrmann’s adaption starring Leonardo diCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton and Tobey Maguire.

Visually, the 1920s and 1930s brought a dramatic period of change in the art, craft and design world from Art Nouveau to stunning Art Deco and other new styles, which was reflected in poster designs of the age. Inspired by the luxury and glamour of this rich, bold and very modern period, here are a few original vintage posters available at www.AntikBar.co.uk:

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To the Hebrides   PT0162_1_m

PA0292_1_m   Hammersmith London Underground

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PA0125_1_m   PA0185_1_m

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The London Underground: celebrating 150 years (1863-2013)

On 9th January 1863 the world’s first underground train made its first passenger journey of 3 1/2 miles from Paddington Station to Farringdon Station on the Metropolitan Railway Line in London. In 1908 London Underground commissioned its first poster advertising designs becoming one of the leading patrons in poster art.

The American-born graphic artist Edward McKnight Kauffer, for example, was one of Britain’s most notable and influential poster artists during the 20th century, producing some truly stunning posters for the London Underground and London Transport. The London Transport Museum in Covent Garden will be holding an exhibition – “Poster Art 150” – from February to October 2013, showcasing works of art by both well known and lesser known artists who all made an impact on its outstanding poster advertising campaign.

To celebrate this special anniversary, here are some of the original vintage London Underground posters listed on the AntikBar website:

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March Timetables, 1930s – artist: Beath (aka John Miles Fleming)

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Buckingham Palace, 1934 – artist: Edward McKnight Kauffer

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Hammersmith, 1936 – artist: Pat Keely

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Staggered Working Hours, 1945 – artist: Pat Keely

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London Olympics Underground Map, 1948 – artist: unknown

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Puppets, 1964 – artist: Thomas Osbourne Robinson

Note: AntikBar will again be participating at the next Decorative Fair in Battersea Park, London. Visit the News & Events page for more information on this popular event (free entry tickets will be available on request in advance).

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UPDATE – here are the latest London Underground posters recently added to the AntikBar website:

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AntikBar announces new Facebook page

AntikBar now has a new page on Facebook, which you can visit and “like” at www.facebook.com/antikbar.co.uk.

You can also browse the website at www.antikbar.co.uk and follow @AntikBar on Twitter and Pinterest for “Poster of the Day” tweets/pins and other news, images, information and inspiration!  

That Friday Feeling…” is a new regular round-up on our Facebook page of last week’s “Poster of the Day” tweets/pins, starting with 5-11 October:

                    

Looking Ahead –  
AntikBar will be participating at the Spirit of Christmas Fair, Olympia, from 30th October to 4th November. Further information on this festive event has been posted on the News & Events page. We look forward to seeing you there!

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