|Designer:||Wedel, Nils (1897-1967)|
|Dimensions:||99 x 59 cm | 38.98 x 23.23 inches|
|Condition:||Very good/excellent | | A-/B+|
|Publisher:||the Swedish Grand Prix Saxtorp|
|Printed by:||Åkerlund & Rausing|
This captivating vintage poster showcases the Swedish 1930 Grand Prix and is a remarkable example of Art Deco-inspired design, skillfully crafted by Nils Wedel. Wedel, a multifaceted Swedish artist, excelled in various artistic disciplines, including painting, illustration, graphic design, monument creation, teaching, and art criticism. He honed his skills through studies in Gothenburg and at the Académie Moderne in Paris in 1921.
The Swedish Grand Prix of 1930 marked the dawn of a new era in racing, specifically for motorcycle competitions. In the picturesque village of Saxtorp in southern Sweden, an unprecedented number of spectators gathered to witness thrilling two-wheel racing. It was a historic event that left a lasting impression.
Interestingly, the printer of this poster, Åkerlund & Rausing, later went on to establish Tetra Pak in 1951 as a subsidiary. The connection adds an intriguing layer of history to this remarkable piece.
With its captivating design and historical significance, this poster is sure to make a statement when displayed on any wall. It serves as both a stunning work of art and a conversation starter for enthusiasts and admirers alike.