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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 Auction featuring Iconic Propaganda Posters

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Our next auction of close to 500 original vintage posters will feature a selection of iconic propaganda posters in addition to a wide variety of travel, sport, advertising, war and movie posters from around the world.

Highlights in this auction include the WWII recruitment poster designed by Abram Games for the ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) featuring the “Blonde Bombshell,” which was recalled following complaints that it was too glamorous; and a rare collection of Russian Revolution posters from the early 1900s.

This live online auction will start at 3pm (UK time) on Saturday 16 November. The auction preview will be open at our gallery from Wednesday 13 to 1pm on Saturday 16 November.

You can view our catalogue and register to bid in advance on:

• LiveAuctioneers at https://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/151040_original-vintage-posters-iconic-propaganda/
• The Saleroom at https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/antikbar/catalogue-id-antikb10016
• Invaluable at https://www.invaluable.com/catalog/2bh3qupg48


Lot of the Day:

1 Peace JoanBaez TheGratefulDead WinnieThePooh Piglet AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  2 FeteDuCinemaFestival AntikBar VintagePoster Auction 
3 LibertyBond USA AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  4 TheDoors AntikBar VintagePoster Auction
5 WomenOfBritainSayGo WWI AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  6 Aladdin PantomimeTheatre AntikBar VintagePoster Auction
7 WWII Fougasse CarelessTalk AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  8 JudyGarland Broadway AntikBar VintagePoster Auction
9 ROSPA WorkSafety AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  10 OSPAAALVietnam NixonsPeace AntikBar VintagePoster Auction 

11 ChampagneTaittinger GraceKellyDesign AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  12 ProletarianDictatorship SovietUnion USSR AntikBar VintagePoster Auction 
13 MunichOlympics AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  14 BOAC TheCaribbean AntikBar VintagePoster Auction 
15 Porsche AntikBar VintagePoster Auction 
16 SovietPropaganda LeninUSSR AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  17 MontereyJazzFestival AntikBar VintagePoster Auction
18 PabloPicasso GraphikExhibition AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  19 ArmyRecruitment Football AntikBar VintagePoster Auction 

Auction Preview:
– now open at our gallery until 1pm on Saturday 16 November

AntikBar VintagePosters AuctionPreview


In the News:

ATG Auction Previews p45 ATS AbramGames AntikBar Vintage Poster Auction 16November2019  – one of the posters from our upcoming auction featured by the Antiques Trade Gazette “This rare Second World War poster by British graphic designer Abram Games…was famously recalled…” (Issue 2415, Previews p45) 

16 Europe VoteYes Referendum1975 Brexit AntikBar VintagePoster Auction  – Political Picks: one of our original vintage political propaganda posters listed in our upcoming auction featured by the Antiques Trade Gazette “With Brexit firmly at the forefront of voters’ minds, collectors may want to bid for an original vintage election poster for the 1975 European Union membership referendum…” (ATG 7/11/19)


More information is available on our website at www.antikbar.co.uk/antikbar-auctions/ and at our gallery at:

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

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& visit our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk to view all our original vintage posters from around the world (propaganda, war, sport, travel, advertising and movie posters), available online with worldwide delivery and at our gallery.

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).

Talk: 50 Years of Russian History in Posters 1890-1940

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Our next evening talk will be on Soviet poster design, to coincide with Russian Art Week and Russian Film Week in London.

This talk will cover the period of dramatic change that Russia experienced in the 50 year period from 1890 to 1940. The profound shifts in the political and socio-economic structure of society will be linked to the imagery expressed in posters, from life in Imperial Russia under the Tsars to life in the Soviet Union under Stalin.

Wednesday 30 November, 7-8pm
Tickets: £5 (includes welcome drink). Places are limited. Tickets are available to purchase online at www.AntikBar.co.uk and at our gallery: AntikBar, 404 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ

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This event has been featured by Russian Art + Culture in their Russian Art Week London event guide (page 25):
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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. For more News & Events, images and 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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Posters from Russia and the USSR: AntikBar Auction 28 May

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AuctionBanner1AntikBar‘s next online auction will feature a selection of propaganda and advertising posters from Tzarist Russia and the USSR. The majority of the posters in this auction are propaganda posters issued in the Soviet Union, some under Joseph Stalin. There are several examples of rare WWI bond posters as well as rare WWII posters. Artists include V. Deni, V. Koretsky, D. Moor, Apsit and others. Advertising is represented by Constructivist designs from the NEP (New Economic Policy) era as well as 1950s advertising posters.

AuctionBanner2The auction will take place on Saturday 28 May, starting at 5pm UK time. A preview will be available at our gallery from 11am-7pm on Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 May and from 11am-4pm on Saturday 28 May.

This auction is also available in Russian. Вы также можете ознакомиться с деталями аукциона, описанием лотов и разместить ставки на платформе BidSpirit по этой ссылке:
https://bidspirit.com/portal/#!/catalog/auction/5736c9fae4b0589ef4d7d749/1

Scroll down for our ‘Lot of the Day’ features in the lead up to the auction, which will also be posted on our Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and News & Events pages.

Please click here to view our catalogue and register to bid on LiveAuctioneers and contact us if you would like any further information.

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Visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk for more information and to browse all our original vintage posters from around the world – cinema, travel, advertising, sport, 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

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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AntikBar Online Auction Lot of the Day:
(click on the images for more information)

Victory   Skating1948

Shipbuilding

WorkersScience  LeninStalin.jpg

TrainGrowth

Rezinotrest

Elections

Heroes   Basketball

NewVillage  EquestrianSport

KremlinPeace   WW1

Birds

RedArmy  WarLoan

Chamberlain

SportingSuccess

29 November – Russian Empire Auction: antique maps, prints, posters and graphic design

Auction_RussianTzarTree  To coincide with Russian Art Week in London, we will be holding an online auction on Saturday 29th November of antique maps, books, prints, posters and graphic design from the Russian Empire (pre-Revolution, from the 1600s to the early 1900s).

Please click here to view our catalogue and register to bid. Many items are listed with low starting bids (from £5), and include portraits of military figures and battle prints, including the Crimean War; views of palaces, gardens and notable buildings; costumes, uniforms and village scenes; late 19th century posters and magazines. The auction will start at 9am PT (5pm UK). We offer worldwide shipping using either UPS or Royal Mail.

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Click here to view our catalogue and register to bid. (Please note that more items may be added up to the auction date.) The auction will be held at 9am PT (5pm UK) on Saturday 29th November.

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Please visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters, antique maps and prints. 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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Spotlight on the Stenberg Brothers

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Vladimir (1899-1982) and Georgii (1900-1933) Stenberg rank amongst the most notable Soviet Constructivist artists and graphic designers of the early 20th century.

Both brothers were born in Moscow to a Swedish father and Russian mother and both studied engineering before attending the Stroganov School of Applied Art in Moscow and Free Studios. They produced their first works of art in 1918 and co-founded the OBMOKhU (Society of Young Artists) in 1919, exhibiting with fellow Constructivist artists from 1919-1923, and were members of the INKhUK (the short-lived Institute of Artistic Culture) from 1921-1924.

Now firmly established in the avant-garde art world, they went on to experiment in different media, from theatre sets and costume design to sculpture. It was, however, their revolutionary approach to movie poster design that was to set them apart from their contemporaries. Pulling together their artistic experience and knowledge of film theory, the movie posters produced by the Stenberg Brothers during the 1920-30s displayed an innovative use of perspective, geometry, typography and colour to convey a dynamic sense of movement and energetic depth.

Here is our current collection of original vintage booklets and posters featuring artwork by the Stenberg Brothers:

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Battleship Potemkin

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This stunning and rare Battleship Potemkin poster by the Stenberg Brothers is considered to be one of the greatest movie posters of all time. The exceptionally bold and powerful avant-garde poster design was produced to promote Sergei Eisenstein’s epic propaganda film depicting the historical 1905 naval mutiny in Odessa by the crew of Battleship Potemkin against the Tsarist officers. This pioneering silent movie is consistently voted as one of the greatest films, primarily due to Eisenstein’s use of montage and experimental film editing to create a dramatic portrayal of the events for maximum emotional effect from the audience.

The Stenberg’s creative use of vivid colours, geometry and perspective can be clearly seen to full graphic effect in this poster, complementing the movie’s sense of struggle and revolutionary air of change. As ground-breaking propaganda tools, both the movie and poster showcase an age of heavy industrialisation and move towards more modern warfare, as well as emphasising the growing unrest during this period between the ruling Tsarist elite (the officer falling overboard) and the ordinary citizen (the able-seaman standing on one of the guns). The enduring success of this poster lies in its ability to provide the viewer today with as rich and powerful an emotion through its expressive use of graphic language as the day it was originally displayed to attract the attention of a widely illiterate population almost a century ago.

Click here to watch the film via YouTube with English subtitles and search under Bronenosets Potyomkin / Броненосец Потемкин for more information.

Following his brother’s untimely death, Vladimir Stenberg continued to work as an artist and graphic designer (he was also selected to organise the 1947 May Day display in Moscow’s Red Square), but he was unable to surpass the success the brothers achieved as a team during the 1920s and early 1930s.

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Note: You might also be interested in our Russian Constructivist Posters page. 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:

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).

 

 

Event: 50 years of Russian history in posters, from Tsars to Dictators (1890-1940)

AntikBar will be presenting at the “50 years of Russian history in posters, from Tsars to Dictators” evening on Thursday 11th July from 18:00-19:30 at the Gallery for Russian Arts and Design (GRAD) in London. This event is part of the “See USSR” exhibition being held at GRAD until 31st August.

PA0374_1_m   The turbulent years of Russia’s history from 1890 to 1940 had a profound impact on all aspects of Russian life. Drama, trauma, war and political upheavals were very graphically reflected in the mass media of the period: posters. Created to grab the attention of passers-by, posters are very topical and often absorb and reflect changes in society, art styles and fashions. Join us for a visual journey through 50 years of Russian history as told by poster art.

For further information and to register for this free event, please visit http://antikbar-russian-posters.eventbrite.co.uk or visit the News & Events page at http://www.antikbar.co.uk/

AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers Association (IVPDA).
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