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Poster Joy
April 6, 2007 1:23 PM   Subscribe

Hundreds of vintage French and Italian posters.
posted by fandango_matt (16 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
This one is bad-ass.
posted by Mister_A at 1:29 PM on April 6, 2007


This one is bad-ass.

heh. here's more info on DOSAAF.

I'm more partial to cruiseliner posters. Beautiful stuff.
posted by phaedon at 1:41 PM on April 6, 2007


I want to take a plane ride like this.

Great post!
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 1:51 PM on April 6, 2007


Huh?
posted by miss lynnster at 1:57 PM on April 6, 2007


heh. dude, check it out. its that hot girl and your grandma playing the tambourine. *puff puff* Cool.
posted by phaedon at 2:03 PM on April 6, 2007


I am a sucker for old French bike posters (not the best one there, just the best I could link to).
posted by Mister_A at 2:18 PM on April 6, 2007


Thanks for this!
posted by Dizzy at 2:36 PM on April 6, 2007


Thanks. Posters are cool.
posted by Anything at 2:51 PM on April 6, 2007


I love vintage posters. Thanks!
posted by phoenixc at 5:00 PM on April 6, 2007


I love this! I have this one.
posted by gummi at 6:26 PM on April 6, 2007


Luscious colors in the Italian travel posters. oooh. Nice.

One ot two are hilariously racy.

misslynnster, it's an ad for Gitanes cigarettes. The stockinged leg forms the letter N in Gitanes. Gitanes in French is the word for gypsies, a combination of sexy, exotic and tawdry with a tambourine thrown in.
posted by nickyskye at 7:11 PM on April 6, 2007


Even covered with layers of fabric, sex sells.
posted by D.C. at 7:25 PM on April 6, 2007


Well, I got that it was for Gitanes. And I saw the N. And it was on the tobacco page so I figured it was for cigarettes. But... uhhh... this? Doesn't make me think of sexy. Or cigarettes. It makes me think of Salvador Dali on a vert bad day. Either that or maybe I'm just having a bad peyote trip.
posted by miss lynnster at 8:20 PM on April 6, 2007


Will there ever be a day when people look back on the advertisements from our lifetimes and find them beautiful and nostalgic?

I'm guessing not.
posted by Western Infidels at 10:32 PM on April 6, 2007


Soldato Americano que Rubia una Statua, Gino Boccasile, Italy 1944. From H.D.I. Propaganda Art, compare Don't Save His Face, Fred L. Packer, USA 1942.

In selling war, art can be a good soldier.
posted by cenoxo at 11:08 PM on April 6, 2007


here's an a propos addition.
posted by phaedon at 12:17 PM on April 7, 2007


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