ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Top Most Incredible Vintage Posters

Updated on December 21, 2015

Many people agree that vintage posters are awesome and serve different purposes, such as decorating. So, if you’re searching for something original and stylish to decorate your house, think about them because they are worth making an investment. You should find out more about a few top designers of vintage posters that should be taken into consideration.

A.M. Cassandre

Cassandre is a famous French graphic artist that created a variety of lithographic posters about different travels in the 20th century. These days, they are called some of the most influential and iconic in terms of Art Deco styles. He was born in Ukraine in 1901, but then moved to Paris with his parents and studied in art schools. The artist took his inspiration from famous avant-garde art trends, such as Futurism, Cubism and others. He early understood that he should use streamlined shapes and unadorned linear to reflect the dynamism and feeling of his epoch. Cassandre also did his best to promote developments in transport and mechanisms.

Ludwig Holwein

He started his art career as a talented architect, but soon he became one of the most prolific poster creators in his country (Germany). Ludwig also produced his posters for a large number of local retailers and companies, and his unique designs were influenced by flat patterns, colors and straight lines. The artist succeeded to transform simple and standard things, such as typewriters, bulbs and others, into incredible graphic images and pictures. There was a fierce competition among many commercial poster brands in Germany at that time, so posters were powerful selling tools to generate a lot of profit. Holwein lived and worked in Munich, and this is where he created some of his most amazing posters ordered by a local zoo.

Roger Broders

He was an important figure when it comes to French posters dedicated to travel designs. His works captured a sense of different places by exposing the actual directions and destinations of trains, which was quite different from such artists as A.M. Cassandre, whom you already know, because he chose to feature specific transportation means as advertisements. Many of his posters feature fashionable and stylish women in addition to geometric motifs with bold and plain colors. Pay attention to his well-known series of travel posters because they cover such top resorts as Nice, Antibes and others. Roger Broders is most famous for his talented sporting images, especially devoted to Monte-Carlo.

David Klein

He is popular as one of the preeminent commercial poster designers in the US, especially when it comes to commercial travels, for which he won a number of awards. The artist was a member of a local watercolor society, a group of talented people who decided not to use simple pencil drawings, so they used different colors in an original and innovative way. This art society definitely had an impact on his later commercial works depicting top landmarks. Then Klein worked on poster designs devoted to such popular cities as New York, Miami and some others. He also produced bold and abstract designs featuring interesting and eye-catchy beach scenes in Hawaii, and they all had his bright color palette. It’s worth mentioning that his New York poster is included in the permanent collection of MoMA.

Jean Dupas

Famous London underground posters were quite popular in the late 20s, so it’s no wonder the best fine artists were attracted to work on this new commercial design. Dupas was one of the most famous artists in this group, a French Art deco painter who produced 6 different designs promoting traveling to such famous places as Chalk Farm, Richmond and others. His style was quite distinctive and original, because he depicted elegant figures that seemed almost like statues. He was a real Art Deco artist because his works were very decorative and offered an ideal visual effect for furniture and other sets that could be seen in the most sophisticated interior designs of that period.

In conclusion, there were two important factors that had had a great impact on the value of posters, including their condition and availability. At that time, prints were not available to most people because of their limited numbers, and their examples were often found in a poor condition. If you are interested in buying posters created by these and other famous artists, you can be sure that their condition and authenticity are always checked by reputable experts, so you will get what you really want for the money you are paying.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)