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Collectable Vintage Art Deco Posters – New Vs. Old

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Art Deco Posters – something for everybody

Despite the years that have passed since their inception, art deco posters are eagerly sought out today both by antiques collectors and those seeking for a different way to decorate their homes. The market for art Deco Posters is growing by leaps and bounds and with it an ever increasing
Most antiques collectors tend to concentrate on a advertising field, specific companies or even artists. In this article we will examine some of the more popular collection fields.

Art Deco Shipping Posters

Following the “Great War”, travel on luxurious ocean liners was the fad. Many fine artists, including Cassandre, one of the most famous art posters designers, produced some amazing travel posters extolling the virtues of specific liners and destinations. Posters, such as that of the “S.S Normendie” are much sought after and mint examples can be very expensive.

Travel and Recreation

The technological spurt and the desire for modernism also spawned a whole range of vintage posters devoted to travel and leisure. Famous examples include those of the London Transport System and many posters exhibiting the playgrounds of the rich and famous

Entertainment

Entertainment is a major part of our lives, and art posters mirror the hits of the age, theatre, music hall, jazz and the rapidly developing new “motion picture” industry. Today, movie posters are highly collectable and command very high prices.

Tobacco and alcohol

In the 30’s, smoking and drinking were considered “chic” and many, many classic art deco posters are devoted to tobacco and alcohol. Even though, in today’s society, these habits are frowned upon, the appeal and beauty of these posters lives on.

Obviously, there are many more areas where art posters came into their own. What is important, when deciding to collect vintage posters, is to decide on an area that you want to specialize in and, above all, only buy from recognized and reputable dealers who can guarantee the quality and authenticity of their posters.

Free Vintage Pink Rose Scrapbook Paper

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Here are some old-timey-looking free vintage rose scrapbook papers and a coordinating stripe design that I hope you’ll enjoy using. The pink rose I used to create the designs (pictured at right) comes from Vintagerio, which has an insanely large collection of vintage roses and other flowers that I’ve featured on this site and some of the pages linked from the sidebars. By the way, if you click on the rose art to the right, you’ll find a lovely large-sized version you’re free to use.

Speaking of the the sidebars, you can see from looking at them that I’ve been playing with designing scrapbook papers for a while now. Creating them is the perfect hobby for me, since I love vintage art and clip art in general. Working on the designs has allowed me to justify spending hours looking at beautiful artwork and it’s definitely art therapy for me. I hope my therapy will benefit you as well when you make something pretty from these or my other vintage flower scrapbook papers!