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Oct 14, 2015

Improper Bostonian

"Motivational Peeking" by Sarah Hagman


"The last time someone called you a tightwad, it probably wasn't meant to be uplifting. In the Roaring '20s, it was a different story. This month, International Poster Gallery displays recently discovered motivational prints from Chicago printing firm Mather and Company, which took a page from the government's World War I poster campaign to boost workplace morale. Find slogans that once graced factory walls, like the aforementioned "Be a Tightwad," "Hot Heads Never Do Cool Thinking," "Hoping Beats Moping," and the motto above, inspired by aviator Charles Lindbergh's pioneering 33-hour solo flight across the Atlantic. Find some encouragement at "Who Said 'Can't'?" on view through November 15."

May 11, 2015

New England Home

International Poster Gallery New Collectors Opening Night 


"Jim Lapides, the owner of the International Poster Gallery in Boston, offered his expert advice about curating a poster collection. After the talk, guests perused the gallery's extensive collection, especially the exhibit called 'Affordable Classics: Posters for the New Collector.'"




Jul 30, 2014

Art Daily

art-dailyTimeless Journeys: 21st Annual Summer Poster Show at International Poster Gallery


"International Poster Gallery presents the 21st Annual Summer Show: Timeless Journeys. Travel posters awaken our dreams of adventure, nostalgia, beauty, and wanderlust perhaps more than any other poster category. Experience traveling to these exotic vistas through more than 50 posters from the Golden Age of Travel to Mid- Century Modern. Highlights include early Pan Am posters, a spectacular range of Air France posters, and smaller graphics such as luggage labels."

Jul 29, 2014

Boston Globe - Boston-area To Do list

Pick of the Day - Up, Up, and Away


"Air travel isn't what it used to be. In 1939, Pan Am's Boeing 314 flew from San Francisco to Hawaii with 36 passengers, who had gourmet food, dressing rooms, and bunk beds. More than 50 posters chronicle travel from 1890-1970 at 'Timeless Journeys.'"





Jun 18, 2014

Frommer's Boston Day By Day Guide - 2014

We're Frommer's Most Unexpected Boston Shopping Destination!


"Yes, posters are art -- as you'll see before you even cross the threshold of this extraordinary gallery. It features extensive collections of French, Swiss, Soviet, and Italian vintage posters, and thousands of other posters, including originals from around the world. The enthusiastic, accommodating staff will comb its databases (cyber and cerebral) to help you find the exact image you want, and the website is a great resource."


Feb 06, 2014

Picturing The Olympics: A History Of The Games In 15 Posters

Picturing The Olympics: A History Of The Games In 15 Posters


"Basically, you've got to look at the history of travel. The Olympics movement was a huge, huge event. It was an opportunity for a country to say they're ready," says Jim Lapides, owner of International Poster Gallery in Boston. "It's all about becoming a leading member of the world community."


Feb 02, 2012

History's Jackpot

History's Jackpot
"History's Jackpot: Investing in Antique Collectibles" by Craig Gottlieb


"As an investment, antique posters are an underratted genre.  Ask Jim Lapides what he thinks about investing in vintage posters, and he'll tell you the timing couldn't be better... Prices are so reasonable that for very little money, a poster collector can own a significant piece of art history.  Try spending just a few thousand dollars for the top art in another art genre!"

Oct 14, 2011

New England Antiques Journal

 vintage poster collecting primer                                  
"International Posters: A Collector's Primer" by Jim Lapides


When the predominantly American market for vintage posters emerged in the late 1970s, attention focused on French Art Nouveau and Art Deco artists like Toulouse-Lautrec, Alphonse Mucha, and A.M. Cassandre.  As the poster market has matured and spread globally, however, interest has broadened to include styles and subjects from nearly every era and country... The market has also strengthened for many category niches such as travel, sports, and war posters, which continue to yield auction records despite the recession.


Oct 06, 2010


Steven HellerThe Paper War on AIDS by Steven Heller

"Even in this hyper-media, information saturated age, printed pieces of paper continue to influence and inspire, incite and inform. Anyone who says this is hyperbole should look closely at Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985-2010 at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design."

Sep 23, 2010

Bay Windows

Graphic Intervention

By Hannah Clay Wareham

"James Lapides believes in the power of the poster. He's been collecting posters for the past twenty years, and a good portion of his collection is now on display at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. "Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters" includes moving, powerful works of art that showcase AIDS awareness across the world from 1985 to the present."

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