Site icon Brookston Beer Bulletin

Beer In Ads #2982: Birra Poretti Hill

Thursday’s ad is for Birra Poretti, from around 1900. From the late 1800s until the 1960s, poster art really came into its own, and in Europe a lot of really cool posters, many of them for breweries, were produced. This poster is for Birificio Angelo Poretti, a brewery located in Varese, Italy. The brewery was founded in 1877, but in 1982 the Carlsberg Group bought a 50% stake, which today is 75%. This poster was part of a series of art nouveau prints created by Italian artist Ludovico Cavaleri who was a fine artist first, but also worked as an illustrator and commercial artist.

The image above is probably closest to the original, but the one below shows the colors more brightly, although I suspect it’s reproduction because the detail isn’t nearly as sharp.

Exit mobile version