The freelance artist Ib Antoni (1929-1973) created 300 posters in just 20 years. His simple illustrations exude warmth, joy and charm and this has garnered him collaborations with brands such as Tuborg, Carlsberg, Volvo, Copenhagen’s Tourist Union and many more. Many of his works have become a representation of Denmark and its culture. As a person, as an artist and as an ideas-man Ib Antoni was certainly something special.
As a poster artist, he was well loved in his native Denmark and renowned abroad. His Ballet Girl, Royal Guards, Eskimo, Chef and Clown posters have delighted and amused audiences of all ages. He had a gift for gently expressing and drawing out the essence of his subjects, without irony, but with charm and humanity.
The many trips abroad were inspiring, which also allowed him to meet a very large audience, which also resulted in countless friendships for life. A positive disposition, good humour and sharp repartee resulted in strong reciprocal friendships – and whilst a friendship with Ib Antoni required an effort, it was always worth the while. Discover his playful art posters below. Perfect for yourself, the office or a friend.
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