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Spotlight on: Original Vintage OSPAAAL Posters

PP0696_1_mThe Organisation of Solidarity with the People of Asia Africa and Latin America (OSPAAAL) was founded in Havana Cuba in 1966 as a political movement to fight imperialism and defend human rights. The organisation produced revolutionary posters in Spanish, English, French and Arabic that were stapled into their Tricontinental magazine and sent to subscribers around the world.

Our current collection of original vintage OSPAAAL posters is featured below (click on the images for information):

1960s

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1970s

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

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

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Postscript:

pp0698_1_m – our sold 1969 ‘Christ Guerilla’ OSPAAAL poster has been featured with one of our Chinese agricultural posters (we also currently have the WWI ‘Women of Britain say Go‘ poster in stock) in guest post 6 Principles of Persuasion explained with Propaganda Posters by ProcuriousHQ (25/6/18)



 

Spotlight on Original Vintage ROSPA Safety Posters

The British charity RoSPA – Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents – was formed in 1916 as the London Safety First Council (renamed RoSPA in 1941). The organisation has run a variety of successful campaigns over the last century addressing issues from road safety and safety at home to industrial and workplace safety.

Below are a few posters from our current collection of over 60 original vintage mid-century RoSPA posters that feature clever eye-catching designs by notable artists such as Pat Keely and Leonard Cusden. These posters were issued to help prevent accidents from drink driving, to demonstrate the importance of obeying the rules of the road and the dangers of being careless when using tools and machinery, and to provide advice on first aid and tips on avoiding accidents (click on the images for more information):

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Visit our website at AntikBar.co.uk to browse our whole collection of original vintage health and safety posters and all our other posters from around the world (including 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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In The Spotlight: Shell Posters

Shell has a long history of producing great designs, some by notable artists of the period, for their advertising campaigns. Our current collection of original vintage Shell posters includes a few from their “Everywhere you go You can be sure of Shell” series as well as others from the UK and around the world (click on the images for more information):

1920s

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Artist: John Banting (1902-1972)

1930s

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Artist: Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954)

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Artist: Paul Sheriff

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Artist: George Hooper (1910-1994)

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Artist: John Rutherford Armstrong (1893-1973)

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Artist: Allan Walton (1892-1948)

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Artists: Clifford (1907-1985) and Rosemary (1910-1998) Ellis

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Artist: Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954)

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Artist: Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954)

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Artist: “W”

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Artist: Francis Bernard (1900-1979)

1950s

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1960s

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Visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage 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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Kino/Film: Soviet Posters of the Silent Screen

NOTE: AntikBar is running a Caption Competition a week before the end of this exhibition, from 15-22 March. The winner will be contacted after the draw on Saturday 22nd March and sent a copy of the exhibition catalogue. Click here for details on how to enter. Good luck!
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GRAD: Gallery for Russian Arts and Design in collaboration with AntikBar is pleased to present “Kino/Film: Soviet Posters of the Silent Screen” from 17 January to 29 March. As the UK/Russia Year of Culture begins, this exciting exhibition examines the golden age of Soviet film posters and is co-curated by Elena Sudakova, director of GRAD, and film critic and art historian Lutz Becker.

The 1920s saw the advent of new and radical graphic design created to advertise silent films across the Soviet Union. Film posters of this era have become masterpieces in their own right, produced at a time when innovative on-screen techniques were being incorporated into the design of advertisements. Over 30 works by Aleksandr Rodchenko, the brothers Georgii and Vladimir Stenberg, Yakov Ruklevsky, Aleksandr Naumov, Mikhail Dlugach and Nikolai Prusakov, will be on display.

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During the mid- to late-1920s cinema flourished in the Soviet Union. A relatively new art form, film matched the revolutionary ethos of an emerging generation of artists for whom fine art was deemed bourgeois. The advantages of using film as a propaganda tool for the largely illiterate masses were not lost on the government, who supported the burgeoning film industry. A state-controlled organisation, Sovkino, managed the distribution of foreign films, including those from the US which were very popular; profits were used to subsidise domestic film production. These Soviet films soon gained an international reputation through feature-length masterworks such as Battleship Potemkin.

Under the umbrella of Sovkino, Reklam Film was the department that controlled the production of film posters across the USSR and at its helm was designer Yakov Ruklevsky, who engaged a number of talented young artists. They created a whole new visual vocabulary for film posters, both foreign and domestic, incorporating the practices they saw on-screen. As the films were black and white, the designers employed their artistic licence to great effect, using vivid colour blocking and dynamic typographical experiments to capture the essence of each production, sometimes without having even seen it. The result is a body of work which is both powerful and enduring.

Aleksandr Naumov, Oil, 1927 courtesy GRAD and Antikbar

To accompany the exhibition GRAD will host screenings to showcase the innovative techniques employed by the poster artists and film-makers of this era. Excerpts of seminal films Battleship PotemkinOctober and the ground-breaking documentary, The Man with the Movie Camera, will highlight the symbiotic relationship between the pioneering vision of directors such as Sergei Eisenstein and Dziga Vertov and the output of the poster artists engaged to promote them. Techniques such as cinematic montage, repetition, asymmetric viewpoints and dramatic foreshortenings were used in the creation of both the films and the posters, leading to the appearance of a distinctive and highly influential body of design. Mass produced during the 1920s, the posters were made for one use only and few originals survive.

The exhibition at GRAD is a rare opportunity to see these seminal works, many of which have not been exhibited in the UK before – for more information, please visit the GRAD website. Address: 3-4a Little Portland Street, London W1W 7JB. Open: Tue-Fri 11am to 7pm, Sat 11am to 5pm.

For those unable to make it to the exhibition, here are some links to clips on YouTube that might be of interest:

Panel Discussion with co-curators Elena Sudakova and Lutz Becker, Dr. Paul Rennie (Central St Martins), Isabel Stevens (BFI) and Dr Philip Cavendish (UCL) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpodmMO3mSY&feature=youtu.be

A Curator Talks series hosted by Lutz Becker on:
“October” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3u05dwbY_c&feature=youtu.be
“Chess Fever” and “The Three Million Case” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW5M0RQ_B4E
“The End of St Petersburg” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XllKj8Ox-bU
“Man With A Movie Camera” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3wfzOCZYXA
“Storm Over Asia” and “Turksib” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCa_c0novI0

The audio guide for some of the movie posters displayed is now also available at https://soundcloud.com/grad-london and visitors to the exhibition will be able to access this via their smart phones using the Blippar app. For more information, visit Art Daily for a review of the Blippar app being used at GRAD to enhance visitors’ experience to the exhibition (and those unable to make it).

Visit the News & Events page on our website for reviews and listings information, such as this review by Adrian Yekkes:

“Stepping inside, I found myself in a world of striking, bold, colourful images from the 1920’s as I viewed the 30 posters that constitute the current exhibition – Kino/ Film: Soviet Posters of the Silent Screen… pioneering designs, using strong colour blocking and experimenting with typography to communicate the message of each film. This contrasts with the films themselves which were of course silent and made in black and white. This period of Soviet cinema…also saw the development of techniques such as cinematic montage, repetition, asymmetric viewpoints and dramatic fore shortenings. These techniques were used in producing both the films and posters. The posters were designed for one use only and once the film had been shown, the vast majority were disposed of. Very few remain which makes the current exhibition all the more important. The exhibition includes the simultaneous screening of some of the most important films from the era… Londoners are extremely lucky to have small galleries such as GRAD… The posters in the current exhibition are the property of Antikbar, dealers in antique posters. Their website is a show in itself!”

Update June 2014: link to related article – https://antikbarposters.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/spotlight-on-the-stenberg-brothers/

For more news & events and to browse our original vintage posters, please visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk. You can also 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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The Uprising – Mikhail Dlugach

Oil (Neft) – Alexander Naumov

Cement – Mikhail Dlugach

Turksib – Stenberg Brothers

The Screw from Another Machine – Stenberg Brothers
 
Sport Fever – Stenberg Brothers
 
Knight’s Move – Stenberg Brothers

A Dancer’s Career – Nikolai Prusakov

The Second Exhibition of Film Posters – Nikolai Prusakov

The End of St Petersburg – Izrail Bograd

Storm over Asia – Semyon Semyonov-Menes

Love’s Carnival – artist unknown

Heroes of the Blast Furnace – artist unknown

The Three Million Dollar Case – Stenberg Brothers

A Life for a Life – artist unknown

Dare We Stay Quiet – artist unknown

A Woman from the Fair – Nikolai Prusakov

October – Stenberg Brothers

Death Loop – Stenberg Brothers

October – Yakov Ruklevsky

A Man and a Livery – Stenberg Brothers

A Perfect Gentleman – Stenberg Brothers

Engineer Strong’s Project – Stenberg Brothers

The End of St Petersburg – Semyon Semyonov-Menes

Death of Sensation – Viktor Klimashin

Decembrists – Stenberg Brothers

Battleship Potemkin – Stenberg Brothers

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