Vintage Montreal Posters @ L'Affichiste
Posted by karen ETINGIN on November 29, 2011 0 Comments
I am fortunate enough to have lived in a variety of places, but I have always called Montreal home. To me, there is no other city in the world which offers the joie de vivre, the complexity, the most definite and defined change of seasons, and the bilingual experience that Montreal offers. Although it is sometimes hard to remember in the depths of winter with plummeting temperatures and snowdrifts the size of small barns, Montreal is truly magnificent and stupendous ... even when it's -40 and the air is so cold it makes your nostrils freeze.
The history of Montreal is well documented in ephemera which spans hundreds of years. Maps, newspapers and posters have always abounded - in both French and English - in this city of mine, and we are fortunate to have amassed quite a collection of old paper which lays testament to this fact. Bear hunts, whiskey smugglers, visiting monarchy, it's all there in black and white (and sometimes hand painted colour) ... these items are waiting for a cold winters day to be listed (we are so very busy with Christmas!) but we thought we'd give you a sneak peek.
Of course, music, theater and politics have always played a role (pardon the pun) in Montreal's storied past, and our collection of posters (all listed in our shop) , are solid evidence of that.
I wouldnt live anywhere else - Montreal has it all. Check out our posters, and if you have a moment, look at the site montrealstateofmind.com - they have their fingers on the pulse of this great city, and report on it like no one else can. Kudos to them!