Vintage Poster Spotlight ~ News and weekly tidbits related to vintage poster art ~

  • Our blog has moved!
    by Joern Weigelt on August 12, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    We have moved our poster spotlight blog to our website, www.posterconnection.com.  Please find us in our new home. Thank you. Questions, please contact posterconnection@gmail.com. […]

  • History: British ban on cigarette ads on television in 1965
    by Joern Weigelt on July 31, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: British ban on cigarette ads on television in 1965 On this day in 1965, cigarette advertising was banned on British television, although commercials for loose tobacco and cigars continued until 1991. A similar anti-smoking initiative took place in the United States in 1970. Congress passed the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act, banning … Continue reading History: British ban on cigarette ads on television in 1965 […]

  • History: Last classic VW Beetle rolls off the line in 2003
    by Joern Weigelt on July 30, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Last classic VW Beetle rolls off the line in 2003 On this day in 2003, the last of 21,529,464 Volkswagen Beetles built since World War II rolls off the production line at Volkswagen’s plant in Puebla, Mexico. One of a 3,000-unit final edition, the baby-blue vehicle was sent to a museum in … Continue reading History: Last classic VW Beetle rolls off the line in 2003 […]

  • Today is International Tiger Day
    by Joern Weigelt on July 29, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Today is International Tiger Day The tiger is the largest of the world’s big cats and this magnificent creature, with its distinctive orange and black stripes and beautifully marked face, has a day that is dedicated to it. This was first celebrated in 2010 and was founded at an international summit that had been called … Continue reading Today is International Tiger Day […]

  • Today in History: First World War erupts in Europe in 1914
    by Joern Weigelt on July 28, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: World War I Begins in 1914 On July 28, 1914, one month to the day after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were killed by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, effectively beginning the First World War. Across Europe, alliances had formed and declared war on … Continue reading Today in History: First World War erupts in Europe in 1914 […]

  • Today in History: Ludwig Hohlwein born in 1874
    by Joern Weigelt on July 27, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Ludwig Hohlwein born in 1874 On this day in 1874, the famous German poster artist Ludwig Hohlwein was born. Hohlwein was a trained and practicing architect. He moved to Munich in 1906 where he started to focus his talents on poster design. A self-taught graphic artist and influenced by the work of … Continue reading Today in History: Ludwig Hohlwein born in 1874 […]

  • Happy Birthday, Mick Jagger !
    by Joern Weigelt on July 26, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Happy Birthday, Mick Jagger ! The English music icon and Rolling Stones front man is celebrating his 78th birthday today. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #MickJagger #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #originalposter #poster #posters #design #graphicdesign #art #paper #graphic #graphics #artoftheday #picofhteday #fun #cool #posterconnection #vintagefinds #interiordesign #vintagehome #vintagedecor #designporn https://goo.gl/YC5rQA https://goo.gl/GXcrV8 […]

  • Today in History: Mata Hari
    by Joern Weigelt on July 25, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Mata Hari sentenced to death On this day in 1917, the exotic dancer Mata Hari is sentenced to execution by firing squad by a French court for spying on Germany’s behalf during World War I. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com #MataHari #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #originalposter #poster #posters #design #graphicdesign #art #paper #graphic #graphics … Continue reading Today in History: Mata Har […]

  • Today in History: Alphonse Maria Mucha is born in 1860
    by Joern Weigelt on July 24, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Alphonse Maria Mucha is born in 1860 On this day in 1860, the talented Czech Art Nouveau poster artist, illustrator and designer was born. Mucha initially worked as a theatrical scene painter in Vienna before a benefactor discovered his talents and financed his art studies in Munich and Paris. Mucha stayed in … Continue reading Today in History: Alphonse Maria Mucha is born in 1860 […]

  • Today in History: March of the Penguins
    by Joern Weigelt on July 22, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: March of the Penguins On this day in 2005, March of the Penguins, a French-made documentary about emperor penguins in Antarctica, opens in theaters across the U.S. March of the Penguins went on to win numerous awards, including an Oscar, and became one of the highest-grossing documentaries in movie history. The American … Continue reading Today in History: March of the Penguins […]