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Living with vintage posters

Vintage posters have always been a love of mine, especially mid-century advertising posters by artists such as Bernard Villemot, Raymond Savignac and Pierre Fix-Massaeu.

Recently, I bought a Villemot poster to decorate our otherwise elegant (read: boring) bathroom. I love its boldness both in design and colour, as well as its playfulness. While a bathroom may initially seem like a strange place to hang such a fantastic image, I look at it when I am brushing my teeth, washing my face, having a shower and bathing my little boy; probably more often each day than if it were hanging in my living room.

So, here is my inspiration gallery of amazing vintage posters in contemporary interiors.

L’impermeable moderne c’est Blizzand (Red Raincoat for Audrey Hepburn) poster by Rene Gruau (1965) with a Featherstone chair; photograph by Lucy Feagins via The Design Files

Bergsol poster by Bernard Villemot (1975) via living etc

Cravate vintage poster by Jean Rouille (ca. 1930-1950); source unknown

Vintage poster advertising the Swedish newspaper, Dagens Nyheter featured in living etc June 2009 via Femme de Montmartre

Pulmoo throat drops poster by Eric c. 1955; Styling by Katrine Martensen-Larsen; Photograph by Stuart McIntyre via KML Design

 

Pathe Marconi poster by Bernard Villemot (1970) in my bathroom in Melbourne, Australia

Mazdafluor poster by Herve Morvan (1957) with a Featherstone chair photograph by Lucy Feagins via The Design Files

Dubonnet vintage poster by Adolphe Mouron Cassandre (1932)’ Styling by Katrine Martensen-Larsen; Photograph by Stuart McIntyre via KML Design


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  1. Yeah . . . the Audrey Hepburn poster is totally AMAZING. I would love it too. Really really rare. I did find it once and it was totally unaffordable. If I find a place that does good quality reproductions I’ll let you know and if you do, can you tell me?

    September 2, 2011

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