Canvas poster - Absinthe Bourgeois
Several rival manufacturers reworked Charles Maire's ubiquitous still life for Pernod Fils, re-using all the key elements: the table, the glass, the carafe, the bottle, and above all the Pontarlier newspaper. The most successful of these spin-offs was this charming image designed by the Mourgue brothers for Absinthe Bourgeois, a mid-sized Pontarlier producer.
The absinthe loving black cat became the symbol of the Bourgeois marque, and was re-produced in several carton and poster formats, and also as a series of postcards. A question remains unanswered though: what was really in the glass?
Our posters are based on ultra high res professional scans, and printed in France using state-of-the-art Giclee technology, on heavy Jetex 300g (10.6oz) canvas, which has outstanding fade-resistant and anti-curling properties (allowing the poster to rapidly resume its natural flat form once you've removed it from the shipping tube.).
Opposite is a close-up picture showing the texture of the Jetex canvas.
1 Customer Review:
By Token Gimp the 01/07/2011
While there may more going on in other posters the feline imbibing on Absinthe reminds me of a similar event with a friends two cats. They too liked to investigate and sample what folly people enjoy.
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