In partnership with: Pullman Editions
The rugged hills of the Scottish Highlands. The lush banks of Lake Como. The Italian Riviera, Monte Carlo and the sweeping slopes of Verbier. You might not make it abroad this year, but you can travel the world by way of Pullman Editions' evocative collection of posters, which capture the spirit of the Art Deco era.
Drawing on the golden age of exploration and travel, original posters feature classic cars and winter sports, as well as notable luxury hotels, resorts and clubs. In 2017, it marked the reopening of private members’ club Annabels with a limited edition print, while Hôtel du Cap Eden Roc, Gstaad Palace and Harry’s Bar in Venice also star among the collections. Commissioning leading poster artists including Charles Avalon, Dexter Brown and Emilio Saluzzi, joyful designs feature graphic, distinctive lines and bold typefaces in a technicolour palette.
During the 1920s and 30s, Art Deco posters were a simple and effective medium for selling a message or product to the broad public. Companies commissioned the best artists of the time, with a focus on travel and adventure. A century later, their stylish, geometric shapes and bright colours continue to draw fans, with original, sought-after prints reaching as much as £30,000 at auction. Pullman Editions' elegant and uplifting artwork offers a timeless and affordable way to decorate your home, with all posters priced at £420.
Pullman Editions is the sister company to London’s notable Pullman Gallery in St James’s, which specialises in original vintage posters. The gallery’s founder, Simon Khachadourian, launched Pullman Editions in 2010 with his wife Georgina, when they spotted a gap in the market to produce decorative, original artwork capturing the very best of this bygone era.
During the 2020 lockdown, more time spent at home and on the internet led to a surge in buying art online. "We had our busiest year to date," recalls Georgina. "We continued to ship posters worldwide during the pandemic. As travel and dining out were not possible, many people found themselves with more disposable income and time than usual and decided to invest in their homes. It was one of the few things that brought pleasure during a difficult period.”
“Art Deco posters have never really gone out of fashion. The bold designs and distinctive lettering work extremely well in modern interiors. Ultimately, it’s the emotional connection to a place that dictates the decision to purchase a poster – the memory of happy times spent on holiday at a favourite resort for example. This sense of nostalgia and the ability for art to transport you to another place and time will always appeal to people.”
Posters are printed on 100% cotton fine art paper and designs are strictly limited to a run of 280, making each one an instant collector’s item. Posters are signed, hand-numbered and bear Pullman Editions' embossed stamp of authenticity.
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