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March 23, 2012 5:17 AM   Subscribe

40 vintage European posters
posted by mippy (9 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
And some of these are available as cross-stitch kits here.
posted by mippy at 5:22 AM on March 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Never, ever, ever steal anything wet.
posted by AugieAugustus at 5:27 AM on March 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ooh, j'adoreeeeee.
posted by two or three cars parked under the stars at 5:43 AM on March 23, 2012


And by European they mean French, apparently.
posted by lydhre at 5:51 AM on March 23, 2012 [3 favorites]


"Voices of East Anglia" sounds rather British, so be glad they didn't just call it "continental posters"... :)

And yeah, to me (as a German) they look quite French (based on style, clothing, topics, etc.)
posted by SAnderka at 6:07 AM on March 23, 2012


Well, some of them seem Belgian.
posted by two or three cars parked under the stars at 6:15 AM on March 23, 2012


Well, there's a single poster for the Genfer Autosalon in Switzerland and perhaps a few Belgian ones - but certainly European = Francophone, right?

(Also, now I am peeved I can't have a KELVINATOR fridge.)
posted by brokkr at 7:04 AM on March 23, 2012


These are great. They make me want to go over to "that Europe" ... not the Europe that I can fly to on a 767, but the inaccessible world, the lost world ... Europe in the 60s, motoring around France in a 2CV. Presentation could use some context/dates (the Sophia Loren movie came out in 1972, and the ad for the Geneve International Auto Salon is from 1957, so there's a wide range of years covered here, but it seems to be centered on the mid-late 60s. (And, as others have noted, primarily but not exclusively French ... but what's wrong with that?).
posted by crazy_yeti at 8:58 AM on March 23, 2012


The Lisp programmer in me has to balance the parens from previous comment. So:
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OK, I feel better now.
posted by crazy_yeti at 9:01 AM on March 23, 2012


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