Posters: Vintage Reprints: Medium: 50x70 cm
39,00 

The Seamaid

Artist
Albert ”Abbe” Andersson
Originally published
1952
Size
50 × 70 cm
Product Code
POD-M-5

This is Poster de Luxe! It belongs to our Custom Print series and will be printed individually for you. A certificate with a stamp showing the print date and the printer’s signature is included. The latest printing technique with its 12-color system guarantee that the luminosity and fullness of the colour scheme are outstanding, and the poster will last for many generations. The poster is printed on high quality FSC certified matte paper and will be delivered in our stylish Come to Finland poster tube.

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About the artwork

This poster was long The Big Mystery to us. The little sensual mermaid wants us to travel from Stockholm to Helsinki (and vice versa, too).

For many years we tried to figure out who the artist behind the ABBE signature was.

We tried everything, we called up old-timers in the business, contacted museums, scanned the Internet. We only figured out the name of the ad agency in Stockholm where the poster was produced. The agency is long gone and nobody could remember how the poster came to be and who ABBE was.

Thanks to poster gurus in Finland and around the world we learned it was created for the Finnish Olympic year, 1952. Then, in 2008, there was a breakthrough. Or at least a step forward. From the Swedish National Library we received word that the artist’s name must be Albert Andersson.

There the trace stopped. But the poster hunters never give up!

Then one day we received a mail. The writer said she is the artists daughter!!

What a celebration! So now we know the artist is the Swedish poster artist Albert Andersson.