Chinese propaganda poster of chairman Mao
A little known secret about AbeBooks is that thousands of collectable vintage posters can be found for sale on the website. Posters offer amazing insights into popular culture, the history of art, politics (including all the fascinating aspects of propaganda), war and commerce, but they rarely survive the passage of time.
The very act of displaying a poster can signal its end when it is removed or replaced. Posters from decades past that escape undamaged are treasured. Browse our amazing selection of posters – experience Jimi Hendrix, go on the campaign trail with Winnie and Dwight, learn about the differences between German and British airships, map out Middle Earth, hop into Scorsese’s taxi, and buy war bonds with Dr Seuss. And if these vintage posters from bygone eras are out of your price range, don’t despair – we are also showcasing 20 very affordable books dedicated to some of the most memorable posters ever printed.
Step back and enjoy one of the most powerful communication mediums of the past 200 years.
War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communications
Revolucion!: Cuban Poster Art
Chinese Posters: The Iish-Landsberger Collections
Stephan R. Landsberger
Agitate! Educate! Organize!: American Labor Posters
Film Posters of the Russian Avant-garde
The Art of Rock Posters from Presley to Punk
Travel Italia: The Golden Age of Italian Travel Posters
Posters of the Canadian Pacific
Marc. H. Choko
London Transport Posters: A Century of Art and Design
Looping the Loop: Posters of Flight
Henry Serrano Villard
Railway Posters 1923-1947
New Poster Art
Cees W. De Jong
Posters: A Concise History
New Masters of Poster Design