Vintage posters or prints can make a huge difference to your home decor. Well-placed and displayed in quality frames, vintage posters become real eye-catchers that can say a lot about your home to your visitors.
Let’s begin with some basics. What are vintage posters or vintage prints? They range from advertising posters to ornamental prints or works of art. The term ‘vintage’ reveals that they not only come from a bygone era, but more importantly that they capture something of that bygone era, whether it be a mood, style, idea or practice of the time.
This is precisely why reproduction vintage posters are so popular nowadays. It is that flavour of the past, that vintage reference, that people want in the form of images on the walls of their home. Let’s face it, nowadays life for most people is hectic, stressful and tiring. Vintage poster prints hark back to a time when things at least seemed more simple, more easy-going and relaxed.
By looking so different from modern images, vintage posters and images also provide that element which is something almost of the exotic, a glimpse into another way of life no longer accessible to the inhabitant of the modern world. It is this that generates interest too, especially in the eye of the visitor to a home with vintage artwork on its walls — yes, vintage posters are certainly a talking point.
So what kinds of vintage posters are available? They cover a vast range of subject areas, and of course you should go for those that specifically interest you. Amongst the most popular poster prints of this ‘olde world’ category are vintage bicycle posters. As vintage bicycles were often so different in design from modern cycles, vintage cycling posters often present fascinating insights into the past, as well as conjuring up nostalgic, sometimes comical, and even occasionally risque images.
Another popular category of vintage posters is Vintage French Posters. It is of course the reputation of France for sophisticated culture and art that makes this poster category so popular. Within this category you will find posters covering diverse subjects such as the Moulin Rouge, Chamonix vintage skiing posters,old Nice and Cannes travel, cafe society posters, Vogue magazine covers, cheeses and even Air France. One of the most popular and delightful images in this group is the ‘Ballooning over Paris’ poster, complete with the Eiffel Tower and a wide landscape of old-fashioned hot air balloons. I provide access links leading to all of these poster categories at the foot of this article.
Other vintage poster art comes in the form of vintage sports posters, vintage wine posters, cats, old santa posters, political images, Rock ‘n’ Roll posters and many more.
So, now you know how to give your home that sophisticated yet care-free look. But note that the difference between using vintage posters framed as opposed to unframed is a large one. While an unframed vintage poster is acceptable in the kitchen, in more formal areas of the house framing is essential if you are to create a chic and sophisticated look. The links below will direct you to the leading internet poster company that will enable you to order your posters either framed or unframed.