Saturday, September 20, 2014

Restoring Vintage Travel Posters

We recently added about 200 old travel posters to our collection.  I have been working on them for about a month.  Restoring old posters has become a passion for me, I honed my skills by restoring old photographs.  Working with photos and illustrations at the pixel level, the image becomes a whole different world.  I work at the pixel level to remove scratches, stains, minute pieces of dust and lint.   Often it is necessary to repair tears and sometimes pieces of the poster are missing requiring re-construction of the area.  I enjoy this type of work very much and take great pride in the restored poster when finished.  I find fixing these old posters and prints to be very relaxing, very calming.  Before I start each poster, I look at it as a new challenge, especially ones which have seen a hard "life" with lots of stains, tears and scratches.  I always challenge myself to give this poster a new life, to make it available once again to the admiration of people who enjoy old poster art.

Here is a few of the 200 which I have been working ....



Zion National Park Utah Vintage Travel Poster
Zion National Park Utah Vintage Travel Poster by caferetro
Zion National Park Utah Vintage Travel Poster - Old vintage travel poster promoting holiday and vacation travel to Utah's amazing Zion National Park.   This Summer Visit Zion National Park, Utah.  Fantastic print for home, bar, restaurant or office decor.


Châtel-Guyon France Old Travel Poster
Châtel-Guyon France Old Travel Poster by caferetro
Châtel-Guyon France Travel Poster - Old vintage travel poster promoting holiday and vacation travel to Châtel-Guyon, located in the Auvergne Region of France. Fantastic print for home, bar, restaurant or office decor.


French Cruise Ship Vintage Travel Poster
French Cruise Ship Vintage Travel Poster by caferetro
French Cruise Ship Vintage Travel Poster - Old vintage travel poster promoting holiday and vacation travel to worldwide destinations via luxurious cruise passenger ships from France. The Gentle Art of Civilized Living ... Teaches the Highest Degree of Perfection Aboard The Ships of the French Line. Bits of France Afloat. Fantastic print for home, bar, restaurant or office decor.


New Zealand Centennial Travel Poster
New Zealand Centennial Travel Poster by caferetro
New Zealand Centennial Travel Poster - Old vintage travel poster promoting holiday and vacation travel to celebrate New Zealand's Centennial, 1840 to 1940.


Visby Sweden Vintage Travel Poster
Visby Sweden Vintage Travel Poster by caferetro
Visby, Sweden Vintage Travel Poster - Old vintage travel poster promoting holiday and vacation travel to Visby, known as "The Town of Ruins and Roses". Visby is a popular vacation spot for Scandinavians and international travelers during the summer. The Hanseatic city of Visby is possibly the best-preserved medieval city in Scandinavia. Fantastic print for home, bar, restaurant or office decor.


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