Size: 24.25 x 39.25 inches
Artist: Ib Antoni
Signed Antoni (for the Danish artist Ib Antoni 1929-1973), this poster is from an advertising campaign he illustrated whose slogan reads "Sit down; Sit Danish." The idea is that if these chairs are good enough for the Danish characters using them in the posters, then they are good enough for anyone! With other ads from the series featuring H. C. Anderson and the Queen of Denmark, this particular poster shows an acrobat somersaulting into a chair precariously balanced on an pole nestled in a strap around another man's chest. If it's built solid enough for him, it'll certainly survive daily life around the home!
Ib Antoni (1929-1973) was a well known cartoonist, designer and poster artist not only in Denmark but also abroad, where he illustrated the renown Times and Life Magazine in the USA. He created approximately 300 posters in the twenty years of his career. He was commissioned by a wide range of clients such as FDB, Politiken, Carlsberg, Dyrup, Volvo, Danish Agriculture, Foreign Affairs, UNICEF and others. His posters for the Expo reflect his playful, "Naive" style, for which he is known and appreciated. (Source: Permild & Rosengreen website) His work can be found in collections worldwide, such as that of the Danish Museum.
This poster is unlined with a small tear on the bottom left and tape in each of the four corners. It is otherwise in great condition and would look fantastic in a children's room, design office, living room... anywhere some Danish design and humour is needed!