Art Deco Posters
A striking French art deco stone lithograph poster from the 1930's commissioned by two travel agencies. The poster urges the viewer to think of their vacation, consult the agencies and make their plans. The artist is Marsas and the poster was printed by Watelet, Paris. In a clear birch frame the poster measures 32" x 24".
This French art deco stone lithographic poster was created in 1935 by Robys. The aperitif wine "Toni-Kola" is captured by two Technicolor macaws. This large (78 3/4" x 51 1/4" poster is in excellent condition, framed and ready tohang. The poster is signed in the stone "Robys 35"
A bold vintage art deco stone lithographic poster by the French master Jean Carlu (1900 - ). Liberty holds her shield protecting a man plowing behind his ox and a factory. The emphasis is to buy government bonds. Printed by Lucien Serre & Cie., Paris, the poster measures 18" ½ x 15" ½ (framed) in black lacquer.
A very dramatic vintage stone lithographic poster for Solanis who advertises himself as "Le Magicien Moderne" in very deco lettering. Against a black background this exuberant art deco poster shows the joy of French liberation...red, white and blue birds soar from the magician's top hat, blue red and yellow flowers spring out and the flags of the allies appear as a streamer. Designed by the artist George Condé who also designed figures for Saint-Clement in Lorraine. The poster is signed "Geo Condé 1945" The poster measures 37" x 24 1/2".
This original French art deco vintage stone lithographic poster for the English Channel resort of Trouville was designed by Maurice Lauro (1878 - ) in 1927. Two “Flapper” ladies promenading on the boardwalk are catching everyone’s attention. The poster is signed in the plate “Lauro 27” and marked on the lower left margin “Devambez Socté. Anne.Paris Imp 52 ré Dicopson”. It is presented in an ebonized wood frame measuring 41” x 30” overall. The poster is in “A” condition.
This original vintage French art deco stone lithographic poster was designed by Maurice Dufrene (1876 - 1955). The poster advertises the 1930 opening an operetta by Manuel Rosenthal, titled “Rayon Des Soleries”. In addition to the poster, Dufrene also designed the sets and costumes for the operetta. The poster was printed by Chaix, Paris and is in excellent condition. It is presented in an ebonized wood frame and is 56” high and 41” wide overall
This striking vintage French art deco original stone lithograph poster shows a stylish and mysterious Frenchman with his moustache just above a white hat. The poster is signed in the plate on the upper left "Olsky" and printed on the lower right border "Vercasson" and "Creation Frevrier 1928". The poster is 43" high and 31 ½" wide. It is presented in a ebonized wood frame 45" by 33 ½". The poster is in excellent condition.
This exciting vintage French art deco stone lithographic poster for Cycles Dilecta was designed ca. 1928 by Georges Favre. The image, in bright primary colors on a muted background exudes speed and power. The poster was edited and printed by Affiches Gaillard in Paris and Amiens, France. It is 45 ½" high and 29" wide and is presented in a 57" x 41" black and gold frame.
This powerful French art deco stone lithographic poster was created in 1932 by Pierre Fix-Masseau (1905 - 1994) and reprinted from the original stones in 1943. Marked in the plate "Pierre Masseau 32" on the lower left. On the lower margin "Edita 12 Rue Dubanboy, Paris", and "Re D. Copson", "43" and "MP C2". The poster measures 39 ½" x 24 3/8".
This dramatic French stone lithographic poster for Cognac Pellisson, ca. 1907 was done by Leonetto Capiello (1875 - 1942), an Italian who worked in France. The poster shows the image of a figure holding an oversized barrel of cognac against a black background. The poster is signed in the plate on the lower left "Cappiello" and in the right margin "Imp. Vercasson, Paris". It measures 47" x 32", and is presented in a black wood frame measuring 50" x 35" overall.
A French art deco stone lithographic poster by Marcel Feguide (1888 – 1968) for Aix-en-Provence. The poster, showing the town at sunset with the region’s famous tapered cypress trees, advertises the town’s curative waters as well as the Municipal Casino, open from November to May. The poster, which was printed by Moullot, Marseille in 1928 measures 50" x 35 ½".
This brilliant French art deco travel poster was created in 1926 by Guillaume Georges Roger (1867-1942). The "A" condition poster depicts an idlyic harbor scene. Produced for the French railway system, the poster is framed in a seamless custom gold leaf frame and measures 42-1/2" x 30-1/4" and 47 x 35 overall. Produced by Lucien Serre & Cie, the poster is signed "Guillaume Roger 1926" in the stone.
This stunning vintage stone lithographic American Art Deco poster for war prisoner aid was created by Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890 – 1954). The poignant image of a captured GI behind barbed wire and the appeal “You Can Set Their Spirit Free” is poster making at its best. McKnight Kauffer was born in the United States, settled in England in 1914, started working in posters in 1921 and returned to New York in 1940. The framed poster measures 25” x 18”.
In 1935 the French art deco poster artist Adolphe Mouron Cassandre (1901-1961) created this striking image for an unknown beverage company. The image was not accepted. In 1984 Willi’s Wine Bar purchased the image from Cassandre’s Estate and used it for the first of their annual posters. The poster is printed on the bottom “© Henri Mouton, First Edition 1984, original printing”. The poster measures 39” x 27-1/2”. This is not a reproduction.
This Dutch art deco stone lithographic poster is the Nationale Luchtvaart School (National Flight School) and dates from the 1930’s. An airplane in shades of orange, gray and black is shown from an underneath in three quarters view giving a dramatic impression of speed. The poster measures 36” x 25 ½” and is framed in an ebonized frame measuring 43” x 33” overall.
In 1935 Shell Oil’s publicity director Jack Beddington commissioned artist J.S. Anderson to create a stone lithographic poster for the “Prefer Shell” Series. Anderson responded with this image…one of pure graphic design and one of the most desirable of the whole Shell Oil Series. The poster measures 30” x 45” and is signed in the stone “Anderson 35”.
An original American art deco design for a poster promoting posters in gouache. The painting is done in blue and red on a yellow ground and is signed C.L. Barber. Mercury, the messenger of the gods, promotes the idea that posers are “The Commercial Messenger”. The gouache measures 29” x 19 ½” and is presented in a gold frame.
This French art deco stone lithographic poster was created by G. Favre for Affiches Gaillard. Dated 1933 this poster for Le Nouveau Journal shows the paper covering France (and a good bit of Europe and Russia) with their slogan “The Great Modern Voice of Information”. The poster measures 36” x 28”.
This French art deco stone lithographic poster by Henri Lemonnier was published and printed in 1938 by Bedos & Cie. In Paris. The Bordeaux liqueur was advertised as "The Liquor that Gladdens the Heart" and this theme is illustrated by a happily inebriated clown composed of yellow and orange hearts clutching a bottle of the liquor against a blue and green background. The poster measures 62" x 46".
This striking vintage French art deco stone lithographic poster was created in 1945 for the Rouyer Guillet & Co., the manufacturers of Rouyer Cognac. The large (63" x 47") poster shows a silver deco winged figure atop a pink world guarding a bottle of the firm’s cognac. The starry sky behind her fades from cobalt to pale blue. The poster is in A condition and laid down on linen.
A French art deco stone lithographic poster by Marcel Feguide (1888 – 1968) for Aix-en-Provence. The poster, showing the town at sunset with the region’s famous tapered cypress trees, advertises the town’s curative waters as well as the Municipal Casino, open from November to May. The poster, which was printed by Moullot, Marseille in 1928 measures 50” x 35 ½”.
This vintage French art deco stone lithographic poster from the 1930’s depicts a band leader and radio microphone in front of a jazz orchestra. The design in black, pale red and yellow flows with movement…you can almost hear the music. Signed in the plate by the artist “PHI”, the poster was printed by Affiches Nerfi in Lille, France. The poster measures 31 ½” by 24 ¾”.
G. Favre created this French art deco motorcycle poster for Labor Cycles & Motos ca. 1930. The firm, which made bicycles and motorcycles, advertises the fact with an abstract train made of their two products (cycles motos) passing over a bridge supported by their company name. The train puffs smoke in the form of laurel leaves, symbol of champions, to further their motto "For the Champions and Riders". A realistic picture of one of their motorcycles against a red background dominates the lower quarter of the poster. The small circle shows a line drawing of, again, a train passing over a bridge with a bicycle underneath. The poster measures 45" x 30". Presented in a black lacquer frame and measuring overall 50" x 34".
This vintage French art deco stone lithographic poster for Monsoleil wine shows the sun tilting a bottle of the firm's wine to its lips while wearing a straw hat. The poster is signed in the plate by the artist "Robys" and was produced by Avenir-Publicite in St. Etienne. This large poster measures 61" x 45".
This, arguably the most famous of Jean Dupasâ (1882-1964) French art deco posters, was created for the 1937 Exhibition and promotes his native Bordeaux. Subtitled "Son Port' Ses Monuments, Ses Vins" (Our Port, Its Architecture, Its Wines), the image is of a nude holding a column of grapes supporting a sailing ship with her right hand and a column of buildings supporting a modern ship. The poster was printed in 1937 by Rousseau Freres, Bordeaux and measures 39" x 24" and is elegantly presented in a custom black and silver frame.
This exciting French art deco poster for Cycles Dilecta was designed ca. 1928 by G. Favre. The image in bright primary colors on a muted background exudes speed and power. The poster was created by Affiches Gaillard in Paris & Amiens. It measures 45" x 29".
G. Favre created this French art deco poster for the bottled water company Source Parot in the late 1920s. Taking the firm's symbol of an ancient sea monster he transformed it into a green geometric one on a blue background holding the company's bottle in its mouth. The poster measures 63" x 47". The poster was produced by Creation Affiches Gaillard in Paris & Amiens.
Paul Colin (1892 - 1985) created some of the French art deco era's most memorable posters but this is one of the most famous and enduring. For the French Line, Cie. Gle. Transatlantique he chose the French liner Normandy sailing against the French tri-color flag on an emerald sea. First made in 1937, the poster was reprinted by the company several times between 1937 and 1954. This is from the 1952 edition. The poster measures 38" x 24".
This French art deco stone lithographic poster for breath mints is by Leonetto Cappiello (1875 -1942) and was printed by Devambez Paris in the 1920s, Cachou is the aromatic used to cover "smoker's breath". The product takes its name from the yellow (jaune) tin as well as the proprietor's name, Leon LaJaunie. The poster measures 59" x 39".
This French art deco stone lithographic poster promotes a resort area in the Pyrenees and is sponsored by the French railroads. The orange, yellow, red and black coloration support the theme of cure by high altitude, thermal baths and "sun therapy". A very striking poster by Roger Soubie (1898-1984), printed by Baudelot, Paris. This poster measures 41" x 29".
A Spanish art deco stone lithographic poster, lithographed and printed by Ortega, Valencia, shows a very art deco couple eyeing a cupid taking a sip of Perucchi Vermouth. The poster measures 43" x 30".
This French art deco poster shows three Roman centurions rendered in classic art deco style raising bottles of the advertised product, Camp Romain wine. The colors of the centurions match the wines: red, rosé and white. The poster was done by C. Gadoud and was published by Lucien Serre in Paris in the 1930's. The poster measures 62 ½ x 46 ½.
An arresting image of a man in red pouring coffee beans over a blue globe, executed in fresh, bright colors. Designed by Jean D'Ylen (1866 – 1938) and dated June 1930, this French art deco poster was published by the Paris Firm Vercasson. Starting in 1922 D'Ylen had an exclusive contract with Vercasson. The poster measures 46" x 30".
An Italian art deco constructivist stone lithographic poster by Gino Boccasile (1901-1952) for Bantam Hats. The 'C' forms the fellow's right arm, the 'B' is his body. Published by Edizioni Acta, Milan in 1930. The poster measures 54" x 39".
This fresh and bright French art deco stone lithographic poster was created in 1937 by J.B. Bellenger and shows a French worker holding a bicycle in one hand and a motor bike in the other. The poster was printed and edited by de la Vasselias, Paris and measures 46" x 63".
A Belgian art deco stone lithographic poster for Anseremme, a town on the River Lesse in the Province of Namur. The town is famous for its Grotto which boasts a multitude of fish. The poster was designed by A. De Loof ca. 1938 and was printed by Morjos Gand. It measures 39" x 25".
A beautiful French art deco stone lithographic poster by SEM (Georges Goursat 1863-1934) for the City of Cannes. The poster, in horizontal format, was printed by Draeger, Paris in 1930 and measures 31" x 47".
A striking Art Deco lithographic poster for the Health Resorts of Budapest ca. 1935. In English for the American or British Market "The Budapest Thermal Waters will Restore your Health" The poster shows a nude man with arms outstretched standing in shallow water facing a glowing fountain. The poster is in green and black with highlights of Peche, the lettering is gold. The poster is signed in the plate "Core H" and was produced by Atheneum, Budapest. It measures 33" x 22" and is laid down on linen.
This French art deco stone lithographic poster by F. Bouchet for Cognac Jacquet was published by Vercasson, Paris and dates to ca. 1930. Measuring 62" x 46 ½ this image of a peacock in an arbor reaching for a cognac bottle will make a beautiful addition to any room.
A fine Swiss art deco stone lithographic poster advertising rail excursions to Lucerne and Mount Pilate, showing the mountain in the background and Lucerne in the foreground. Published by J.C. Muller A.G., Zurich. The poster measures 39 ¾ x 24 ¾.
A rare and unusual French poster for a 1926 Exhibition of Dutch Paintings, watercolors and drawings to be held in Paris in April and May. The poster measures 23" x 15". Beautifully framed inside a black lacquer frame.
This striking poster was made in 1925 for Offices A. Thorez with offices in Lille and Paris. The poster measures 31 ½ x 47".
This colorful advertising poster for Fap'Anis Liqueur was created by Delval for Publicite Wall in Paris in the late 1920's. Showing a flapper girl with a feather fan holding a glass in her hand. The poster measures 47" x 62".
This poster by José Morell (1889 – 1949), Spanish, is an incredibly strong image advertising the resort area of Camprodón, framed in black lacquer frame, the poster measures 36" x 26".
This Italian art deco poster was created in 1929 by Marcello Nizzoli (1887 – 1969). This large (72" x 51") stone lithographic poster shows a motorcyclist flying from a whirlwind of flags. Nizzoli was known as a painter, decorator, textile designer and poster designer for motorcycle and automotive companies. The poster has been trimmed to the image and is framed.
A striking French art deco stone lithograph poster from the 1930's commissioned by two travel agencies. The poster urges the viewer to think of their vacation, consult the agencies and make their plans. The artist is Marsas and the poster was printed by Watelet, Paris. In a clear birch frame the poster measures 32" x 24"
This colorful French stone lithographic poster for Pelican Cigarettes is signed Ch. Yraz and was printed by Edia, Paris. Measuring 31" x 23 1/2".
A starkly beautiful poster by Jean Rouille, this composition in black, orange, red and grey of a shirt and tie was meant to be imprinted with a store's name for their particular promotion or sale. Published by Edition Avenir Publicite, the framed poster measures 68" x 51 ½".
What a happy poster! Leon Dupin created this constructivist poster using black, pink and turquoise to advertise Chateau Roubaud Vin Rose. Dupin was born ca 1900 and most of his work was done for the Joseph Charles plant between 1929 and 1936. The tuxedoed gentleman holds high his glass while compatriots cavort around a giant bottle. Printed by Joseph-Charles, Paris, this stone lithographic poster is dated 1931 and measures 55" x 40". It is presented in a black lacquer frame.
E. Julia Luzuria has created a wonderful art deco poster for the Ballets Basques de Biarritz, full of movement and elegant in it's simplicity using orange, green and black on a cream background. Printed by the Union Francaise d' Impression Bordeaux, and in a black lacquer frame, the poster measures 24 ¾ x 17" framed.
A rare image by Leonetto Capiello (1875 - 1942), French, for Relsky Vodka. The Russian in his beaver hat and red hair and beard emerge from a blue-black background. Vodka in orange and Relsky's 1º Kumel in yellow complete the composition and make for one of the most arresting posters of the period. The poster measures 63" x 46 1/2" and is in excellent condition with crisp bright colors.
Preceeding Gatorade and Powerade this poster for Turin-Sport Vermouth wine portrays a happy sportsman holding a bottle of the product and a glass from which spring race cars, aeroplanes and all manner of athletes. The poster is by Mich (Michael Liebneaux 1881 - 1923) French and was produced by Publicite Wall of Paris. It measures 62" x 45 1/2".
To stress that their cigarettes are made from oriental tobacco, the company commissioned Dransy (Julse Isnard [ca. 1883 - 1945], French) to produce this poster drawing on the recently opened tomb of King Tut. The delighted Pharaoh with his cobra smiles at a pack of Naja cigarettes. The poster measures 23 1/2" x 16".
A French art deco poster for L'Embrocation Chanteclair, a body lotion advertised as a developer of athletes. Against a black background an athlete springs from a jar containing the product, electricity radiating from his body. The poster is signed "Mitch" (Michel Liebaux 1881 - 1923) and measures 23 1/2" x 16". Published by Publicite Wall, paris.