Vintage Olympics Posters

2012-08-03 1

While the world is still hot with the Olympics fever, we searched high and low for some beautiful vintage posters of the iconic sporting event. Now, very quickly, allow us to share our finds with you after the jump!

We know that everyone loves an occasional walk down the memory lane, (whether through vintage ads, memorabilia, and such), so we thought of scouring the tangled Inter-webs for some stuff fitting the Olympic Games fever: beautiful vintage Olympics posters!

A hundred years ago, the Olympic Games was held in Stockholm, the capital and largest city in Sweden, from June 29 to July 22nd. Let’s take a look at the poster for that:

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Meanwhile, this year, London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is hosting the Summer Olympics for the third time—first in 1908, and second in 1948. Here are the official posters for the two events:

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Here are some more of these exquisite vintage Olympic Games posters featuring host cities Paris, Grenoble, Berlin, Amsterdam, Montreal, Moscow, and Mexico City. These posters are certainly prized works of art in their own right (and make amazing time capsules of graphic design back in the days) and continue to be sought after by collectors across the globe. Consider yourself lucky if you happen to have any of these!

Images via, Poster Romance, Vintage European Posters on Wordpress, and Unsettled City on Wordpress.

written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-08-03 #lifestyle #vintage #posters #vintage-ads #olympic-games #lomography #olympics #analogue-lifestyle

One Comment

  1. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    mexico 68 and moscow 80 are my very faves but I wish I have the original Stockholm one on the wall

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