Vintage Posters Only owner Sam Johnson, a.k.a. The Poster King began his interest in vintage posters when living in Paris during the early 1990s. On seeing the vintage posters that adorned the walls of cafes, restaurants and shops the P.K. (as he’s known to many) started his own collection which soon grew into a gallery of works that can be viewed at his Melbourne shop front or through this website.
Although many of his posters are advertisements for products such as fashion, food and beverages the gallery also carries a wide array of vintage movie posters from films such as Goldfinger, Laurel and Hardy and La Dolce Vita.
So what is it that makes our posters special? First, they are all original vintage posters. This means that they are prints existing from the original print runs. Quite often they have a history behind them. Many were hung in subways, buildings or kiosks, basically anywhere that had a large enough surfaces for the public to take notice. Secondly, some of the most important poster artists of all time are represented in the collection. Villemot, Savignac and Cappiello were all masters of their art and to have their work accessible to everyone is rare in the art world.
Vintage posters are great for decorating any space and are a guaranteed talking point in any home or business. Given that there is such a wide range of images and themes available it is possible to find the perfect vintage poster for anyone.