THE DIFFERENT CONDITION OF A POSTER
If a poster is appreciated for its rarity, subject, signature or age and sometimes its size, it is also appreciated by its condition, which is an important component of its value. Please find below the different conditions of the posters proposed by www.posterissim.com
New : "mint". The poster has been handled but never used and has been carefully stored. This condition generally applies to the most recent posters.
Excellent condition : also called "condition A" or "near mint". The condition of the poster is above average even if it shows slight traces of use. The poster has no major flaws and is not missing anything. Only minor defects are accepted, such as pinholes or slight discoloration on older objects. www.posterissim mainly sells posters in this condition.
Very good condition : or "very fine". The condition of the poster is close to "excellent condition" but with some additional defects such as slight tears or more pronounced folds.
Good condition : also known as "condition B". The visual is clean but has more pronounced defects than those of the previous conditions, sometimes with traces of moisture or yellowing of the paper. These defects have been often corrected during the restoration process, followed by washing and mounting.
Fair condition : "C" (suitable condition). The condition of the poster is below average, with a multiplication of defects (missing, discoloured, scotch, damaged edges), but remains very presentable.
Poor condition : or "condition D". Poster torn into several pieces, often with significant gaps and severe discoloration. Except for exceptional documents (historical or cultural) requiring extensive restoration, www.posterissim.com does not sell posters in this condition.
THE DIFFERENT PRINTING PROCESSES AT WWW.POSTERISSIM.COM
Below you will find the different printing processes for the posters that you can find on www.posterissim.com
Lithography was invented by the German playwright Aloys Senefelder in 1796 and had its heyday in the 19th century. It is a printing technique that allows the creation and reproduction in several copies of a drawing executed with ink or pencil on a limestone and is based on the principle of repulsion of water and fat. This process makes it possible to execute high quality works in quantity. Faster and cheaper than engraving, lithography has been used very often for the reproduction of commercial documents.
Screen printing is a printing technique that uses stencils (originally silk screens) interposed between the ink and the support (paper, cardboard, textile, metal, glass...). It allows the representation of very detailed independent graphics and was popularized by Andy Warhol.
Offset is a printing process that can be considered an improvement on its ancestor, lithography: the lithographic stone is replaced by a layer (or cylinder). Currently the major process of professional printing, offset printing, makes it possible to cover a relatively wide range of print runs (beyond a few hundred thousand copies, rotogravure is preferred). This printing process provides quality products at a relatively low cost. It has many other advantages such as quick start-up, stable inking, fast drying, etc... Offset in video HERE.
Rotogravure is a technique born in the 1820s from the research of Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, particularly adapted to very long print runs where a high quality of reproduction is required. A process of intaglio printing, rotogravure allows the transfer of an image on a copper plate thanks to a photosensitive gelatine. The screen is not visible, unlike halftone printing. The blacks are very deep where the ink layer is thick, while it is very thin in the lighter areas.
Digigraphy is a process for reproducing works of art created digitally on large-format inkjet printers. Label created by Epson in 2003, it concerns the reproduction of any type of artistic creation: photography, painting, collage, drawing, watercolour, digital creation... A Digigraphie is necessarily a limited edition print: it must bear a number indicating the total number of the series and the number of the print, as well as the handwritten signature of the artist and an official stamp.
The giclée is a very faithful reproduction process on inkjet printers on paper or canvas that allows a reproduction of the image in very high definition on large format digital printers. Unlike lithography, where all proofs could be considered as originals, with giclees, all proofs become reproductions.
The difference between lithography and screen printing: Lithographs and serigraphs are both flat prints. Lithography reproduces a line executed on a limestone, whereas silkscreen printing is a technique that uses silk screens between the ink and the support.
The difference between lithography and offset: Offset is one of the printing processes known as "direct", which consists of transferring the entire print directly onto the substrate. Lithography involves spreading ink on a surface, with dry and wet areas, and only the ink spread on the dry area is transferred to the substrate.
Original poster of the film The Swimming PoolThe album, directed by Jacques Deray, came out in 1969, with Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet and Jane Birkin. Rare B model designed by Jacques Vaissier.
The French Riviera, the sky, the sun, the swimming pool: Marianne and Jean-Paul's villa is an invitation to laziness and pleasure. It will also be the theatre of frustration, jealousy, desire and anger leading to drama.
A classic film, The Swimming Pool lays the foundation for the sensual French thriller. It features the mythical couple formed by Delon & Schneider: Alain Delon imposes the choice of his on-screen partner on director Jacques Deray. His ex-girlfriend Romy Schneider then shares the starring role with him, and their love story turns out to be a powerful cinematic asset. Their complicity electrifies the film that relaunches the career of the interpreter of Sissi the Empress. This first collaboration between Jacques Deray and Alain Delon is a real success and the film becomes cult, carried by a resplendent couple full of feverish sensuality and the carefree spirit of its time.
All this is perfectly illustrated in model B of the original French poster, created by Jacques Vaissier. The sublime collage plays on contrasts: colour and black and white, portrait and American plan, feminine and masculine, calm and ardour... Also, the artist uses the pointillist effect, very fashionable at that time, and his particular grain, which can be found for example on the original posters of Bullitt or The Samurai.
Jacques Vaissier is a French poster artist whose major work for the cinema was between the 1940s and 1970s. He is the author of many French cinema posters including Living LifeA Little Sun in Cold Water, The Little Soldier, The Point of No Return, The Adventures of Rabbi Jacob…
∗ The design is used for the Spanish poster, on which however Romy Schneider is dressed in her famous black bikini.
|Original title||The Swimming Pool|
|Country of the film||France|
|Country of the poster||Belgium|
|Actors and/or actresses||Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet, Jane Birkin, Paul Crauchet|
|Poster designer||Jacques Vaissier|
|Printing process||silkscreen print|
|Actual size (inches)||160 x 120|
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