Original advertising posters have been collected for more than a century.
Come and see why, when Elizabeth Norris, owner of Vintage European Posters, a Berkeley-based gallery of this rare ephemera, brings her collection of 1000+ carefully restored pieces to share in this special show and sale at Studios on the Park.
The VEPCA.com collection features French and American images including a strong collection of bicycle posters, aviation posters, wine posters, and travel posters.
More About Vintage European Posters
Elizabeth Norris caught affichomanie in 1997 and founded Vintage European Posters (VEPCA). She began assembling her collection of posters in France and the United States using a strict criteria - in order to be considered original, a poster must have been designed for advertising purposes, and designed and printed in the same time period. There are no restrikes or reproductions in her collection and every poster has been washed, mounted and restored for preservation. “I believe there are good things from every time period” says Norris, “and so you will find beautiful Belle Epoque posters as well as cool mid-century posters in the collection.” The VEPCA collection spans a century, and each poster has a story behind it. The VEPCA staff enjoys doing research about poster artists and helps to put each poster into the social, cultural and historical context from which it came.
Exhibition Related Special Events with VEPCA Collector Elizabeth Norris
Bistro Laurent Preview Dinner
Wednesday, April 27: 6 pm. $80 pp plus tax & tip. Reservations required. Call Bistro at 805.226.8191.
Bistro Laurent Preview Brunch
Saturday, April 30: 11 am. $40 pp plus tax & tip. Reservations required. Call Bistro at 805.226.8191.
Saturday, May 7: 5:15 pm
Art After Dark Paso
Saturday, May 7: 6 pm - 9 pm