We’ve produced a range of unique posters that are re-imaginings of advertisements for historical events in Newcastle and the North East.
These events, each of them important in their own right, may or may not have had posters, but of those that did, no posters exist today and so they are unique.
All of the posters are unframed, A2 in size, printed locally in high resolution on high quality glossy paper stock and you won’t find them anywhere else: I have designed them from scratch and they are only available through this site, or from time to time on eBay.
They are sharp and crisp and would be a great addition to any living room or hallway.
Our most popular poster is for the Blaydon Races, and it contains all the places and people mentioned in the famous ‘Blaydon Races‘ song, which was actually based on a fictional omnibus journey that many Geordies would have taken from the Bigg Market to Blaydon to attend the famous fair and horse races.
Another popular poster is our Alnwick Shrovetide Tuesday poster, that advertises the annual football match between two parishes of the town in the pastures in the shadow of Alnwick castle.
We also have a poster celebrating the opening of the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle/Gateshead, and coming back to nearer the present day, a poster for Jimi Hendrix’s appearance in Newcastle, the Beatles’ concert at Newcastle City Hall and the inaugural Great North Run.
Feel free to browse the posters from the selection below and get in touch if you have any questions.
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Aa went to Blaydon Races, 'twas on the ninth of Joon, Eiteen hundred an' sixty-two, on a summer's efternoon; Aa tyuk the 'bus frae Balmbra's, an' she wis heavy laden, Away we went 'lang Collin'wood Street, that's on the road to Blaydon.
A re-imagining of the poster that Geordie Ridley might have seen before taking the journey to Blaydon - the subject of his famous anthem.
A re-imagining of the poster that might have advertised what is thought to be the very first competitive fixture between Sunderland and Newcastle, the first Wear/Tyne derby - a game that Sunderland won 2-1.
A re-imagining of the poster that might have advertised what is thought to be the first competitive Tyne/Wear derby at St. James' Park, Newcastle - a game that Newcastle won 1-0 taking them through to the next round.
A re-imagining of the poster that might have advertised music legend Jimi Hendrix's famous gig at Newcastle's a'GoGo Club in March 1967. Designed using original branding from the Club a'GoGo and various other advertisements to combine to make a poster.
A recreation of a poster that might have been used to promote the inaugural Great North Run from Newcastle to South Shields that would attract 12,000 runners and later become the world's biggest half marathon.