Retro Boutique - History
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Retro Boutique
Quality reproduction Vintage Posters
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Les Maitres de l'Affiche
(Masters of the prints)

a brief history of French Advertising Prints

Toulouse Lautrec - Advertisment for the  Moulin Rouge cabaret

It all started with Les Maitres de l'Affiche (Masters of the prints) an art publication in Paris during "La Belle Epoque" era (1895-1900) showcasing the work of some of the best Parisians artists, using 256 color lithographic plates and put together by lithographer Jules Cheret. 
 
Cheret, Jules - Taverne Olympia (pl 217)Jules Cheret around 1890Jules Cheret (1836-1932) was a painter and print maker, pioneer in the field of advertising posters and the creation of new lithographic techniques, founder of the "imprimerie Chaix" which would soon cover many walls of the city of lights with the wonderful new medium called the "advertising Poster".
He is often describe as the father of modern posters.
 
The Great Masters of French Advertising Posters:

  

Moulin Rouge (La Goulue) cabaret
 
 
 
 
 

Alphonse Mucha - Print Monaco PLMAlphonse Mucha (1860-1939)
French Poster - Monaco PLM by Alphonse Mucha          Monaco-Monte Carlo PLM
 
 
 
 
 

 
Theophile Steinlen - Print Le Chat NoirTheophile-Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leonetto Cappiello - Absinthe PrintsLeonetto Cappiello (1875-1942)
French Poster Absinthe Ducros by CappielloAbsinthe "Ducros Fils"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
French Poster - Antibes by David Dellepiane around 1910David Dellepiane (1866-1932) PLM Antibes 1910  David Dellepiane (1866-1932) -
PLM Antibes 1910
 





Roger Broders created prints for PLM - Cote d'azur (French Riviera)
Roger Broders (1883-1953)







Geo Ham created prints for the Monaco Grand Prix - Aeropostale - Rally de Monte- CarloGeo Ham (1910-1972)






Bernard Villemot created the Bally prints - Orangina - Air France
Bernard Villemot (1911-1989) 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Henri de Privat Livemont  (1861–1936)Henri Privat-Livemont (1861–1936)
French Poster Absinthe Robette by H.Privat-Livemont 1896Absinthe "Robette"
 
 
 
 
 
 

Retro Boutique has worked for many years in partnership with long established quality driven suppliers in France, importing a range of collections of beautiful reproduction vintage advertising posters.
Retro Boutique specialize in vintage stylish and glamorous reproduction quality prints from France at very competitive prices from some of the greatest French masters of advertising posters from the Art-Nouveau and Art-Deco era, and later years.
Retro Boutique provide a friendly, fast and efficient dispatch of posters throughout Australia via express post in solid cardboard tube.

Sydney retail
For your convenience, in addition to the online store, a selection of Retro Boutique prints and gifts are now available to buy Tuesday to Sunday at Fleur Furniture Boutique, 267 Victoria Road, Gladesville. See : www.fleurfurniture.com.au
 It is recommended that you check stock prior to visit the shop, please call 02 9817 1844 between 10am to 5 pm.
Vintage Reproduction Prints From France
Retro Boutique - 2016 - Balmain - Australia - ABN: 22 526 432 046
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