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Vintage Illustrated Poster Maps

PA1163_1_mExplore the world in fascinating detail through antique and vintage poster maps. These colourful maps capture a moment in history, from travel advertising route maps to illustrated maps for news and sporting events, as well as maps issued to showcase worldwide food and drink distribution, and for propaganda purposes. As unique and interesting artworks, they make an ideal gift for the traveller or history buff, and for decorating at home and in the office. Here are just a few of the poster maps we currently have in stock [click on the images for more information]:

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PT1699_1_m  PA1821_1_m

PA1818_1_m  PW0410_1_m

PT1032_1_m  PT1452_1_m

PT1700_1_m  PT1304_1_m

PP0664_1_m  PT1303_1_m

PT1349_1_m  PA1141_1_m

PT0589_1_m  PT1334_1_m

PT1358_1_m  PT1664_1_m

PT1705_1_m  PT1663_1_m

ps0702   PA1679_1_m

PA1823_1_m  PT1714_1_m

PT0547_1_m  PT1386_1_m

PT1489_1_m  PA1421_1_m

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PA1646_1_m  Visit our website at AntikBar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage poster maps and other posters from around the world – cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war, propaganda – available online with worldwide delivery and at our gallery:

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

 

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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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…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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…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)

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

KLMad100full  (2002)

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“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:

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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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Celebrating the Year of the Bus, London 2014

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London Transport and Transport for London are celebrating the Year of the Bus this year with a few notable anniversaries: London has benefitted from the service of the world’s first mass-produced motor bus (100 years), the RT-Type bus (75 years) and the Routemaster bus (60 years) since 1914.

The iconic red double-decker London Bus is now one of the world’s most recognisable transport symbols (how many residents and tourists alike, both adults and children, look forward to sitting at the front of the top deck for those fabulous views?!), and we’d like to join in the celebrations through our collection of original vintage London Transport and related posters, from the 1930s to 1970s:

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To browse our extensive collection of original vintage posters from around the world and for more information and updates, please visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk and follow us on:

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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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