Summer Fun 2016

Summer is here and we like to show a few posters that may capture the ingredients to a fun time in the sun. Whether you enjoy the beach, the mountains, the far away resort; or like to go for a swim in the local pool or surf in wild waters, there is a poster for everyone. Enjoy and let us know your favorite sunny summer poster.

Quiet mountain hikes with stunning views? Lazy days in a luxurious hotel? Or maybe a cruise?

Emil Cardinaux, 1909
Emil Cardinaux, 1909
Anonymous - France, ca. 1900
Anonymous – France, ca. 1900
Marcello Dudovich, 1932
Marcello Dudovich, 1932

All the places we go …

Sutherland, 1964
Sutherland, 1964
Adolph Treidler, ca. 1950
Adolph Treidler, ca. 1950
Bojadschlev Bitschev, ca. 1930
Bojadschlev Bitschev, ca. 1930
Anonymous, ca. 1947
Anonymous, ca. 1947

To the beach, to the beach, to the beach …

Yves Ja, 1933
Yves Ja, 1933
Anonymous - USA, ca. 1970
Anonymous – USA, ca. 1970
Anonymous - Switzerland, ca. 1928
Anonymous – Switzerland, ca. 1928
Pierre Commarmond, ca. 1928
Pierre Commarmond, ca. 1928
Anonymous - USA, ca. 1960
Anonymous – USA, ca. 1960

All we need is a pool …

George Ayling, ca. 1928
George Ayling, ca. 1928
Anonymous - USA, ca. 1950
Anonymous – USA, ca. 1950

And, of course, you have to look cool …

Hans Neumann (Studio)
Anonymous - Switzerland, ca. 1958
Anonymous – Switzerland, ca. 1958
Maurice Deville, 1961
Maurice Deville, 1961

A quick dive …

OttoPlattner, ca. 1930
OttoPlattner, ca. 1930
Havas, 1931
Havas, 1931
David Hockney, 1972
David Hockney, 1972

Or maybe some exercise?

Charles Allen, ca. 1965
Charles Allen, ca. 1965
Bill Simon, ca. 1965
Bill Simon, ca. 1965
Stan Galli, ca. 1965
Stan Galli, ca. 1965

And don’t forget the sunscreen …

Fred Dubois, ca. 1930
Fred Dubois, ca. 1930
Anders Beckman, ca. 1936
Anders Beckman, ca. 1936
Peter Zwahlen, ca. 1960
Peter Zwahlen, ca. 1960

Oh, so refreshing …

Dreyer, 1959
Dreyer, 1959
Herbert Leupin, 1953
Herbert Leupin, 1953
Fritz Loehr, 1931
Fritz Loehr, 1931

Have a wonderful summer !

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Today in History: Herbert Leupin born in 1919

 

Today in History: Herbert Leupin born in 1919

96 years ago today, Swiss poster and advertising designer Herbert Leupin was born in Beinwil am See. Leupin studied in Basel (1932-1935) and Paris (1936-1937) before opening his own graphic design studio in 1939. He quickly emerged as one of the most important poster artists in Switzerland winning many awards in the annual “Best Swiss Posters” competition. Leupin is famous for his fresh, original and humorous illustrative style. His poster creations for Coca-Cola, Swissair, Rolex, Eptinger, and Knie – to name a few of his clients – are famous around the world. Many of his posters have become highly collectible items. Leupin created several hundred posters in his lifetime and has received important awards in Switzerland, Germany and the United States. Since 1970, he worked mainly as a painter. He passed away in 1999.

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Today in History: Air France was formed in 1933 

The French airline was formed on October 7, 1933 and we have always admired the wonderful poster art that Air France and its affiliates have published over the past eight decades. We are proud to announce that our auction on November 7, 2015 features 14 different Air France posters from the 1930s through the 1950s. We have published another short blog to showcase some of these gems.

Here is a link to the blog: http://wp.me/p2hbFX-as

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Today in History: Mercedes-Benz

Today in History: Mercedes-Benz 
Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merged their two companies 91 years ago on this day and created one of the greatest automobile companies in the world. It started with two different ideas for two different cars by two different men: both Daimler and Benz manufactured their own cars for some 30 years until the merger that was largely created out of economic sense. Benz & Co. formed in 1883 and its first motor car rode through the streets of Mannheim in July 1886. Daimler who had been working on his own motor carriage founded the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft in 1890 and marketed the first Mercedes in 1901. Both companies did well until shortly after World War I when the global economic climate of the early 1920s forced the two companies to form an alliance. In 1924, Daimler and Benz began marketing their products jointly while still working under separate trademarks. In June 1926, the two oldest motor manufacturers merged to form Daimler-Benz AG.