Oslo 1952 Olympic Welcoming Poster

Oslo 1952 Olympic Welcoming Poster

 

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Designer: Helge Kittelsen (1910-1996)
Decade: 1950
Year:1952
Dimensions:100 x 79 cm (39 x 31 in.)
Grade: B +
Printed in: Norway
Publisher:Published by Organizing Committee
Printed by:Pedersen Lito
Category: Olympic
Description:

This is the extremely rare 1952 Oslo Olympics “Welcoming Poster”. One of the three posters made for the games. The publicity committee took the initiative to have a special poster made to be used in the city decorations during the Winter Games.

This poster was designed by Helge Kittelsen, mounted on double boards, and hung on more than 300 lamp-posts throughout the whole city. The design was built up around the word Oslo, made as a silhouette of the City Hall, against a background of snow crystals and blue winter sky. There were three lines of printed text: "(Oslo) greets you—vous salue—hilser sine gjester." The poster was a colourful part of the city decorations during the two weeks it was displayed.

Helge Kittelsen is the son of famous Theodor Kittelsen.

Extremely rare! You won’t have many chances to get hold of one.