Vintage Posters

Written by Serena Berger
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Vintage posters can be fun, funky, or sophisticated. It all depends on what you like and how you choose to present it in your home. For some people, buying a used promotional poster from a Grateful Dead concert and hanging it on the wall with push pins is a profound personal statement, while for others, framing an art nouveau magazine cover and lighting it with its own track lighting is a strong statement of personal taste.

Vintage Posters from Old Advertising Campaigns

Vintage posters from all walks of life are available online. There is a huge demand for vintage advertising images, which often have a nostalgic feel, though occasionally irony works its way in. Some people get a kick out of copies of advertisements for products that today we would think are ridiculous, and others enjoy a tongue-in-cheek look at the misogyny that was pervasive half a century ago.

There are fabulous vintage posters available for music and movie lovers. In fact, if you want to get a gift that someone will cherish forever, find them a poster of their favorite artist, album cover, or movie from years past. If you know someone with an eclectic passion such as campy 50's B-Movies--promo posters from some of the best of the worst (or worst of the worst) can allow them to show others exactly why the find the genre so enjoyable.

There is quite a cross over between pop art and vintage posters. This is in large measure due to the fact that pop art embraced essentially vintage images, such as early comic books or advertising lithographs, and recreated or experimented with them. In fact, now a lot of pop art has become vintage, in and of itself, compounding the level of referentiality and making it a passion for many art and pop culture lovers.


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