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Archive for the ‘Poster’ Category

  • The Art of Arnaldo Putzu

    • 3048 Views • 1960s, Art, Book Covers, Film, PosterComments Off on The Art of Arnaldo Putzu

    Back in the days before computers when almost all artwork was created by hand, many film posters were painted by individual artists who were given a rough brief and then left to do the rest. One of our favourite artists from this time is the Italian Arnaldo...

  • Messin’ Around – Keep Britain Tidy

    • 17589 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, Poster, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Messin’ Around – Keep Britain Tidy

    We like a tidy office here at VoEA and we also hate litter bugs. Ooh yes we do. So now we’ll cast our eyes back to somewhere around 1973 and the then campaign by the good people at Keep Britain Tidy. An organisation that was first established back in...

  • Super Seventies Japanese Film Posters

    • 39388 Views • 1970s, Film, PosterComments Off on Super Seventies Japanese Film Posters

    Here we have the long awaited sequel to our Swinging sixties Japanese film posters feature. This time we head back to the seventies and focus on Western movie posters recreated for the general public in Japan. Now take a seat, grab your overpriced...

  • Flight of your Life – Pan Am Posters

    • 32140 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, PosterComments Off on Flight of your Life – Pan Am Posters

    Pan American World Airlines or Pan Am as they were known throughout the World was from 1927 through to 1991 the largest airline in the States and also the unofficial flag carrier for the US. During their existence they were pioneers within the industry...

  • Frank McCarthy’s Movie Poster Magic

    • 13385 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Art, Film, PosterComments Off on Frank McCarthy’s Movie Poster Magic

    In another of our occasional posts on little-known artists who created very well-known film posters we take a brief look at the life and art of Frank McCarthy a man you quite possibly have never heard of but, if you have even a passing interest in movies (and...

  • Swinging Sixties Japanese Film Posters

    • 26064 Views • 1960s, Art, Film, PosterComments Off on Swinging Sixties Japanese Film Posters

    When it comes to reinterpreting ideas and still coming up with something seemingly new and original the Japanese take a lot of beating and here for your perusal is a great case in point. Western movie posters from the 1960s repackaged for the Japanese market...

  • George Akimoto – Film Poster Guru

    • 18240 Views • 1970s, Art, Film, PosterComments Off on George Akimoto – Film Poster Guru

    George Akimoto made his name as a film poster and aviation artist but not without first experiencing a period of internment at the hands of his own American government, following the Pearl Harbour attacks of 1941, when he was effectively imprisoned because of...

  • Taken To The Cleaners – Laundry Adverts and Signage

    • 10638 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Architecture, PosterComments Off on Taken To The Cleaners – Laundry Adverts and Signage

    Like the contents of the average laundry basket, this post is a real assortment as we have rummaged to find pictures from the past and present. Here we take a look at some signs, posters and window stickers from laundrettes and dry cleaners that time...

  • Montreux Jazz Festival Posters 1967-1977

    • 29268 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Music, Poster, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Montreux Jazz Festival Posters 1967-1977

    Previously we’ve visited the Montreal Jazz festival, now we nod our heads, stroke our chins and head to Switzerland to check out ten years worth of posters from the second largest Jazz festival in the world – Montreux. The first annual festival...

  • Keiichi Tanaami – Japanese Pop Art Visionary

    • 27654 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Art, PosterComments Off on Keiichi Tanaami – Japanese Pop Art Visionary

    The massive impact of the latter days of the Second World War on the Japanese collective consciousness is marbled throughout their society in every single area. The early years of Keiiche Tanaami’s life are similarly inextricably linked to...