In the days before television commercials, posters were the primary form of advertising representation for products. A new art form was born with exquisite lithographs by Jules Cheret, Leonetto Cappiello and Toulouse Lautrec, to name a few.
Entertainment venues, such as circuses, followed suit with their own posters. Then with the advent of film production, yet another form of poster was born- the original movie poster. It was considered a great honor by many of Europe's best known artists of the day to be commissioned by studios and exhibitors to create a poster that would herald the coming of the next great movie. This was the birth of the love of original movie posters.
Vintage Art Reprints has compiled a wonderful and eclectic collection of vintage movie posters. Each movie poster print offered has been faithfully reproduced in limited quantities as affordable and tasteful art and copyrighted in the United States with the Library of Congress.
Vintage movie poster prints are no longer advertisements, but are legitimate collectibles. Give a unique movie poster print as a thoughtful gift or add the brilliant culture of a movie poster print to your home theater or movie watching space. Owning a vintage movie poster means owning a piece of historical art.