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Jul 29, 2016
Antiques and the Arts Weekly
International Poster Gallery Celebrates Summer Travels With Vintage Posters
"Paced by a fine collection of airline posters, the exhibition's headliner is Bermuda - 5 Hours by Air PAA by Adolph Treidler c. 1937, which depicts a handsome young couple heading out on their bicycles under a star-filled sky. Overhead, a Pan Am flying boat is silhouetted by the full moon as a sailboat glides by in the harbor. Inspiring honeymooners to the island for decades, this romantic poster is one of the earliest to advertise Pan Am's New York to Bermuda route, which became the initial stop on the world's first transatlantic route."
Jul 09, 2016
Summer Getaway! International Poster Gallery opens 22nd Annual Summer Poster Show
International Poster Gallery is presenting "Summer Getaway! 22nd Annual Summer Poster Show," including more than 50 original vintage travel and leisure posters from near and far, plus a new discovery of 30 rarely-seen airline posters.
"As always, our 22nd Summer Show is full of fun combined with great design. This year the energy of Mid-Century Modernism is front and center," states gallery owner Jim Lapides, a nationally recognized authority on vintage posters and poster collecting. "Many of these are avidly sought by museums today and are still very affordable to beginning collectors."
Oct 14, 2015
"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
Timeless 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 02, 2012
"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
"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.
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