YUMMY! VINTAGE GRAPHIC ART IN RESTAURANT DECOR!

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One of the most exciting kinds of projects at the outset of our vintage poster business was providing apt settings for restaurants. The phenomenon of enjoying a night of delicious food and wine in an inspired setting—inspired in the senses of social buzz and industrial and graphic design buzz—represents a golden opportunity for an introduction of art work that has been invested with as much love and wit as the food.

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One of our earliest great clients opened this fabulous bistro up on Toronto’s Eglinton Avenue, in the 1980s. We were regulars all through its impressive run.

 

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A close-up of one of the dazzling vintage French lithographs we were fortunate to be able to bring into town.

 

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Not only food and beverage works but also this Belle Epoque bicycle design would take you back to a  fabulous city and a fabulous era.

 

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E.A.T. was in Toronto’s King Street West and Bathurst area, at an era when that was far from the hoppin’ place it is now. It was a low-key urban haven, serving a casual menu that was far above the ordinary.

 

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Having Cappiello’s arresting lushly printed Green Devil was a definite dovetail with all the racey hopes this daring spot embraced.

 

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Back to the present, here is a series of four gems we recently sent to a restauranteur in Manhattan. Jean Droit’s witty evocation of off-too-the-races!

 

Un CinzanoJean Carlu’s touching and vibrant variant of being braced by a fine beverage.

 

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A presentation so redolent of the salubrious Lake District of Northern Italy.

 

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All the zest of the Italian Riviera.

 

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This is the little kitchen (vintage-poster-enhanced) where we enjoyed so many delicious meals with good friends!

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