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Iconic posters

Here at Wallpaper Direct, we’re ever-so slightly passionate when it comes to dressing up the sides of rooms. While we’ve always got our third eye focused on what’s next in design, sometimes it’s worthwhile to look back at iconic images that have cemented themselves in history as culturally timeless.

Take for example: ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ which sparked an explosion of merchandise sixty years after it was commissioned when it resurfaced in an Alnwick book store. It’s simple, yet triumphant message concisely summarises the British spirit in times of peril.

Or perhaps consider Andy Warhol’s ‘Campbell’s Soup Cans’, forever a discussion point amongst art critics and peckish gallery visitors alike. A critique of mass production, an examination of the repetitive nature of capitalism, or perhaps just a challenge to the status of high art. These sealed cans are open for debate.

Use our handy chart to pick your favourite print, and proudly display it. Just please, for our peace of mind, don’t use tack!

Iconic posters and the history behind them.

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