The H&A team select their favourite pieces from Dreweatts' sale of classic designs
Here at H&A we're big fans of vintage posters – they're nostalgic snapshots of design from bygone eras and, hung in a beautiful frame, they make striking centrepieces.
So we're rather excited about Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' sale of vintage posters next Wednesday (12th February), with a plethora of designs covering travel, railways, propaganda and sport.
Estimates range from £60-£80 (which could bag you a Mallorca poster designed by Joan Miro) to £2,000-£3,000 for the original 1950s offset lithograph of a Pan Am poster promoting tourism in Bermuda, designed by Raymond Ameijide (above).
These are some of the other designs that have taken the team's fancy here at H&A Towers…
Los Angeles, American Airlines, offset lithograph in colours (estimate: £100-£200)
Katie Hallett (houses editor): 'I'm desperate for this American Airlines Los Angeles poster. I love the bright painterly colours that run into each other and the bold typography. With an estimate of just £100-£200 it could be a steal, too…'
Venice Simplon Orient-Express, lithograph in colours, 1985, Pierre Fix-Masseau (estimate: £700-£900)
Alice Hancock (editorial assistant): 'Ever since reading Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express I've fancied a trip on the train (but hopefully not with the same outcome as the book). As well as inspiring travels, this poster would give a zing of colour to a pared-back room.'
Bermuda, offset lithograph in colours (estimate: £1,000-£1,500)
Kirsty Lyons (deputy art editor): 'I love the 1950s illustrated artwork. This would go perfectly in my guest bedroom with my colour palette of pastel shades.'
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions, Bloomsbury House, 24 Maddox Street, London, W1S 1PP (020 7495 9494; dreweatts.com)