Griffon Bicycles by MICH – Inseparable From My Bike.

$490.00

This poster is an original first printing, not a reproduction.

Master poster artist Mich participated in the humorous set of posters produced by Griffon that celebrated a rider’s attachment to their bike. In this poster, the bike rests comfortably in Fido’s spot as the owner looks happily toward his steed. Mich has cleverly inserted one of Griffon’s most famous posters onto the bedroom wall, a nod that the company produced both bicycles and motorcycles. 

Very early manufacturer, founded as the Griffon Bicycle Company in 1898 in Paris, France by Eugène Peugeot

This poster has been archivally and professionally linen-backed. Virtually all original vintage posters of this era were viewed as temporary advertising and were printed on fragile, thin paper. While expensive, linen backing is a conservation method used to mount, stabilize, preserve, and protect vintage posters so they can be displayed or framed without compromising value.

Artist: Mich

Year: c.1918

Size: 13.5 x  20 in.  / 34.5 x 51.5 cm – Linen Backed Archival Mounting

Printer: not listed

Condition: Excellent condition. Bright colors.

This is a one-of-a-kind item; please review the photos carefully to determine the condition.

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Description

Vintage posters are the original form of advertising. These posters, made to advertise products, were never intended to last; they were hung outdoors, rained on, and eventually torn down or covered up. The early process of stone lithography created beautiful images, but quantities were small; generally, only 2,000 to 3,000 were printed. The examples that have survived are those that were not displayed; they are the extras that didn’t get used.

By the 1950s, posters were being printed using processes much more technologically advanced than labor-intensive stone lithography. Modern Era Posters are crisp, vibrant, and capture the riders at the perfect moment in time. Official race posters have bold color schemes that jump off the wall. From its roots in the second half of the 1800s, contemporary posters continue to tell the ever-evolving story of cycling.

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This is a one of a kind item, please review the photos carefully to determine condition.

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs