For those people looking to make an artsy, funky statement with their home decorating, a few vintage posters can be an excellent choice. These artful (sometimes unusual) prints have stood the test of time to find themselves revered as works of art that still illicit attention and interest in contemporary times. Vintage prints have a way of drawing a viewer in, reminding them of an age when (at least in retrospect), the world was a classier place. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best websites we could find for anyone looking to acquire their own little piece of history.
Art.com offers not only an excellent selection of vintage posters and prints, but a website that is easy to navigate. This site boasts a variety of posters from around the world, including advertisements from turn-of-the-century Europe to movie posters and magazines from the Post-WWII United States. It carries most posters in a variety of sizes to fit any decorator’s needs. Art.com also has an excellent reputation that has been rightfully earned.
>> Art.com – art.com
Unlike many other vendors on the web, nancysteinbockposters.com sells only original posters – no reproductions allowed. The website is updated frequently to include their newest acquisitions, and the authenticity of your purchase is guaranteed. If you are seeking the look of a vintage advertisement or propaganda, but want to avoid using the more popular prints available, this online vendor can be an excellent resource for you.
>> Nancy Steinbock – nancysteinbockposters.com
This is a great online vendor for someone who’s searching for vintage pictures that aren’t necessarily advertisements. Allposters.com offers a wonderful variety of vintage posters – from images of airplanes and old trucks to European art and famous publication covers. Collectors from a wide spectrum of backgrounds can find just about any vintage print to fit their tastes, whether it be classic cars or travel abroad.
>> Allposters.com – allposters.com
This site offers an expansive selection of vintage prints including advertisements (both foreign and domestic), photography, political propaganda, pin-up girls and turn-of-the-century art. This vendor also offers prints from some of the less traditional areas such as South America and Asia. VintageWall is easy to navigate, with offerings being divided up by subject matter – making it a piece of cake for any buyer to find exactly what they’re looking for.
>> VintageWall.com – vintagewall.com
A versatile vendor based out of California, TheVintagePoster.com offers an interesting and eccentric selection of art and vintage prints. The site offers a search option, allowing users to find what they looking for using category, keyword or artist. This vendor provides a gallery of posters that are notably less traditional that what many other sites offer, including cabaret and opera posters as well as surfing memorabilia.
>> TheVintagePoster.com – thevintageposter.com
This site was created by a vendor out of Saint Jorioz, France, and specializes in vintage posters from France and Italy. PosterClassics.com would be an excellent resource for true vintage poster collectors, as they offer prints (and print series) that may not be provided by more mainstream vendors. This seller also offers expedited shipping for European, US, Canadian and Australian buyers.
>> PosterClassics.com – posterclassics.com
In addition to a wide selection of posters with a variety of subject matters, this site also offers a rating system, allowing buyers to review the quality and service provided by GalleryDirect. This site carries an impressive array of prints including foreign advertisement for food, drink and entertainment, as well as classic and memorable art prints.
>> GalleryDirect.com – gallerydirect.com
Vintage posters can add an eclectic, worldly feel to a room and can reflect your interests in ways that many other types of wall art can. Whether you fancy vintage ads, classic film, or even classic war propaganda, the sites we give you above are great places to find art that reflects not only your taste, but your personality as well.