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One of Pierre Monnerat's popular works, 'Those Who Ski Say Switzerland' is a complimentary message displayed bluntly by the charming gentleman skier. The contented skier is perusing the piste map on a light and dreamily painted landscape, promoting Swiss skiing.
This vintage 1950s ski poster appears in the main European languages, with this particular one being in German. The central animated figure features 1950s poster style with its well maintained, vibrant colouring and dark, heavy lining.
The famous and increasingly collectible image is printed by Ringier in Zurich.
This poster appears in the main European languages, this being the German; offered in rich original colours. Increasingly collectible.
In A- condition - there may be some slight dirt, fold, tears or bubble or other minor restoration, but most unobtrusive, or the poster was folded but is otherwise flawless.
A key attraction to this type of memorabilia is their usability: unlike the one-off pleasure of a bottle of wine or stamps stowed away in an album, these posters are works of art made to be displayed - ideally in a ski lodge and increasingly in the home too.
For anyone who's ever curled up with a chocolat chaud and fondue after a day on the slopes or stepped outside their chalet to a landscape of immaculate fresh powder under an icy blue sky, skiing is a captivating experience that offers thrill and indulgence in equal measure. It's no surprise then that images reminding people of their time in these mountain paradises have become such popular and sought-after collectibles.
Before the widespread use of photography these posters were designed by French and Swiss artists who were trained in traditional techniques of illustration such as stone lithography, and commissioned by hotels or regional tourist bodies, making these fine pieces true and valid works of art. By the 60's there was a shift to incorporating photography into posters and these too are now eminently collectible and starkly beautiful works.
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