Tag: poster

The Golden Age of Hollywood(land)

Posted by Published on May 31, 2017

Hollywood, which represented not just a city, but also an industry, a lifestyle and, increasingly, an aspiration, was officially crowned when the “Hollywoodland” sign was erected in July 1923. The idea for the iconic sign originally came from H.J. Whitley, a real estate magnate, as an outdoor advertising campaign for a suburban housing development in the Hollywood Hills overlooking Los Angeles. The “billboard” was massive with each of…

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Women’s Roles during World War I

Posted by Published on February 24, 2017

To commemorate the part women played in the ‘Great War’, we bring you images and footage from the Bridgeman archive. Women at their workplaces Before the outbreak of WWI, the role of women mainly involved looking after their households and fulfilling domestic chores. With their husbands leaving for the front, many new job opportunities arose. Women started to work as military caregivers, nurses or took…

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Mucha: The Allure of the Poster

Posted by Published on February 19, 2017

Czech artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) made his name in fin de siècle Paris,  where he shot to fame after designing the first masterpiece of Art Nouveau poster design for the actress Sarah Bernhardt – so popular that the posters were stolen off the streets by the enchanted public. Mucha believed passionately that art was an essential benefit to humanity and that it should be seen…

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Vintage bicycle posters

Posted by Published on May 30, 2016

First printed around 1895, vintage bicycle posters originated in countries including France, England and America, coinciding with the rising popularity of poster advertising and cycling as a pastime.  The posters were first distributed by bicycle manufacturers, creating beautiful artworks that evoke the joy of jumping on a bike and hitting the road, whether for sport or more genteel pleasure. Over a century later, with cycling…

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“Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” ― Mark Twain  ‘Tis the season for everything politics. To keep you in the know, check out these images that cover politics from every angle.  Political Campaign Posters: Equal parts creative design and political suave, campaign posters have been a centerpiece of political communication from the branding of…

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Here is another great way you can get involved in the Bridgeman Studio Award Competition – “The Great Outdoors”. YOU COULD WIN:  Win yourself a £50 Gift Voucher from CultureLabel.com and a Bridgeman Images “Alice in Wonderland” Tote bag.   THE CAMPAIGN:  #MyGreatOutdoors HOW TO ENTER: Take a picture of yourself holding our #MyGreatOutdoors poster in an outdoor situation anywhere in the world. Then post your image…

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Brightly coloured illustrations, catchy phrases and a call for action were the main characteristics of the propaganda posters, films and literature of World War I. They encouraged women and men from all over the world to work hard and join the army during these dire times. Soon after World War I broke out in 1914, the “War Propaganda Bureau” was set up in Great Britain…

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