Buying prints and posters in the past
When we started our business in 1981, good quality prints and posters had only just started to become widely available. The first poster and print catalogues from what was to become market-leading art publishers like Bruce McGaw Graphics contained barely more than a dozen pages. What you would have found in The Poster Gallery, our first shop was a fairly small range.
Over the next two decades, the quantity of reproduction art grew enormously. Catalogues grew to hundreds of pages, containing thousands of images. At the time this art was generally produced by a process known as offset printing, where copies of an image had to be printed in large quantities to make the printing process economically viable.