Ib Antoni´s motive with the Mermaid and the Tourist filming her. Made for the Copenhagen Tourist Organization “Wonderful Copenhagen” in 1963. The motive was the official celebration poster for the 50 years anniversary of The Little Mermaid sculpture in Copenhagen Harbour.
Here, 40 years after Ib Antoni’s death, the Antoni family (Anton Antoni, nephew to Ib Antoni) and gallerist Mikael Hauberg have brought many of Ib Antonis motives to the surface again with a wide range of new and exclusive reproductions and design products
Quality and technique
It has been a long process prior to the production of these special prints. The Antoni Family and Gallerist Mikael Hauberg decided to keep an extremely high quality during the process. They did high sophisticated photographing of the original posters and sketches. Colour adjusted during the process to make sure the original look. All reprints are made on special paper with non-fading colors and with an extra color in gold in the same places where the originals were gold coated.
Sustainable offset prints
All printing is done in a sustainable way by the Danish printing company Kailow who are experts in poster printing . There is a high focus on quality, an accurate reproduction of the originals and a general respect for Ib Antonis perfectionism in his drawings.
Ib Antoni – adorable Danish Illustrator & Designer
Ib Antoni (1929-1973) was one of the most sought after Danish visual artists of his time. His desirable and significant work was commissioned by more than 150 companies and organizations worldwide. Including Life Magazine, J. Walther Thomsen, Young & Rubicam, Esso, Carlsberg, Volvo, UNICEF, Philips, Fortune, Neiman-Marcus, The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and many more. His impressive body of work culminated in the era often referred to as Danish Modern.
Not only was Antoni´s drawing style defining his time, but the work he created became a symbol of his native country, Denmark.