Medium 50x70 cm: Posters – Vintage

The Seamaid

Albert ”Abbe” Andersson
Originally published
50 x 70 cm
Product Code

In stock

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.

About the product

The classic vintage poster of The Seamaid from the 1930s belongs to our Custom Print series. That means we will print it individually for you!

We only use the latest printing technique. That’s why we can guarantee that the luminosity and fullness of the colour scheme are outstanding. And we only print on high-quality FSC-certified matte paper.

We will deliver the poster to you in our durable poster tube. If there are several posters in your order, we will ship them in one tube.