Food & Beverage

Explore Italy and France’s rich culinary and beverage traditions with our collection of captivating vintage food and drink posters. These vintage posters are a feast for the eyes, a toast to tradition and an advertising artistry, among many more. 

Our collection features the best of French and Italian food posters. From bustling cafes to quaint trattorias, each poster tells a story of culinary craftsmanship and regional delicacies. 

Here’s why our vintage food & beverage prints are truly an iconic representation of culture and indulgence: 

Celebration of Wine and Champagne: Many French vintage beverage posters celebrate the country’s renowned wine and champagne culture. They often depicted vineyards, wine cellars, and scenes of conviviality, capturing the essence of the French art de vivre.

Artistic Representation of Spirits: Vintage beverage posters for French spirits, such as cognac, absinthe, and liqueurs, showcase artistic representations of the beverages. These posters often feature elegant glassware, lush landscapes, and sometimes mythical or historical references to enhance the drink’s allure.

Iconic Brands and Distilleries: Posters for well-known French beverage brands and distilleries have become collector’s items. Iconic names like Martell, Pernod, and Cointreau have been prominently featured in these vintage food advertising posters.

Belle Époque Influence: Many vintage beverage prints from the late 19th and early 20th centuries are influenced by the Belle Époque era. These posters often display elegant, well-dressed figures enjoying their drinks in stylish settings, capturing the sophistication of the period.

Absinthe Culture: Absinthe, a famous French spirit, has been the subject of numerous vintage posters. These posters often play on the mystique and allure surrounding absinthe, featuring the iconic green fairy and scenes of bohemian indulgence.

Advertising Events and Festivals: French and Italian beverage posters frequently promoted events, festivals, and special occasions related to the consumption of alcoholic beverages. These posters often depict wine festivals, champagne toasts, and cocktail parties.

Regional Identity: Some posters highlight the regional identity of specific beverages, emphasising the unique terroir and craftsmanship associated with French wines, cognacs, and liqueurs. These posters contribute to the promotion of French regional pride.

Romantic and Social Themes: Vintage beverage posters often incorporate romantic and social themes. Whether it’s a couple enjoying a glass of wine by the Seine or a lively group gathering for a celebratory toast, these posters convey a sense of connection and enjoyment.

Humor and Creativity: Some posters use humour and creative visuals to capture attention. Quirky characters, imaginative scenes, and clever taglines contribute to these vintage advertisements’ memorable and engaging nature.

French beverage and alcohol vintage posters are highly collectible due to their artistic value, historical significance, and the enduring appeal of French beverages. Well-preserved posters from notable artists and iconic brands are especially sought after by collectors.

Explore Letitia Morris’s collection of vintage food and beverage posters

Enhance your home, restaurant or corporate space with a touch of elegance with our vintage food and drink prints. Our posters are a statement piece and instantly add a touch of sophistication and cultural flair to your space. 

Buying prints online has never been easier. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or a passionate admirer of European culture, our collection offers a treasure trove of culinary inspiration and artistic elegance. We ship globally; however, visiting our Armadale Gallery is a must if you are an art enthusiast in Melbourne. We also organise private viewings after hours, so get in touch with us to book an appointment. Our pride lies in our quality and customer service; for that, we work with Fini Frames, the best in the business. 

If vintage food and beverage posters are not what you are looking for, browse our collection of vintage posters, including Art Deco Prints, Cabaret Posters, Campari Posters, French Posters, Signed Lithographs and more.