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Melbourne Art by Harper & Charlie

Collection by Harper & Charlie

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Harper and Charlie have created an original collection of iconic Melbourne prints. The designs in this collection include theatres, pubs, murals, gardens and other items of architectural or cultural interest. Our art is inspired by vintage printmaking techniques, such as the use of coarse halftone screens, slipped registrations, colour bleed, scuffs and scratches etc which add to the look and feel of each design.

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This pub had a bit of a brush with fame in the 1970s when the very popular soap opera/ drama series ‘The Sullivans’ was filmed there when they needed front bar/ pub scenes. The beautiful 1940’s front bar/ interior was (and still is) almost entirely original and intact making it perfect for the drama series, set during World War 2.  Sadly, pubs like this, with their restored/ retained original interiors are so few and far between in Melbourne these days, luckily this one survived. Melbourne Art, Art Deco Pattern, Bar Interior, Stationery Items, Drama Series, Old Photos, Printmaking, 1970s, Opera

The Retreat Hotel, Abbotsford

This pub had a bit of a brush with fame in the 1970s when the very popular soap opera/ drama series ‘The Sullivans’ was filmed there when they needed front bar/ pub scenes. The beautiful 1940’s front bar/ interior was (and still is) almost entirely original and intact making it perfect for the drama series, set during World War 2. Sadly, pubs like this, with their restored/ retained original interiors are so few and far between in Melbourne these days, luckily this one survived.

The heritage-listed Total House in Melbourne, influenced by Japanese avante-garde brutalist architecture of the late 1950s/early 1960s. For this print we have gone for a mid 60’s Japanese matchbox/pop-art style illustration. Pop Art Design, Graphic Design, Architecture Illustrations, Melbourne Art, Art Deco Pattern, Listed Building, Stationery Items, Flat Illustration, Brutalist

Total House, Melbourne

The heritage-listed Total House in Melbourne, influenced by Japanese avante-garde brutalist architecture of the late 1950s/early 1960s. For this print we have gone for a mid 60’s Japanese matchbox/pop-art style illustration.

Harper and Charlie’s print of The Forum Theatre Melbourne is an illuminated at night illustration of the 1929 Forum Theatre in Melbourne. The blue key line around the word Melbourne in the design was inspired by the theatres beautiful illuminated, ultramarine blue ceilings that mimic the night sky. Melbourne Architecture, Melbourne Art, Vintage Prints, Vintage Posters, Night Illustration, Blue Ceilings, Girl Sign, Art Deco Pattern, All Poster

The Forum Theatre, Melbourne

Harper and Charlie’s print of The Forum Theatre Melbourne is an illuminated at night illustration of the 1929 Forum Theatre in Melbourne. The blue key line around the word Melbourne in the design was inspired by the theatres beautiful illuminated, ultramarine blue ceilings that mimic the night sky.

The Edinburgh Gardens in Fitzroy North, located in Melbourne’s inner north, is one of the most stunning places to go and visit almost any time of the year. Also home to the Brunswick Street Oval, the long-gone Fitzroy Football Club’s original home ground. Standard Postcard Size, Vintage Medical, All Poster, Travel Posters, Large Prints, Vintage Images, Vintage Prints, Edinburgh, Letterpress

Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy North

The Edinburgh Gardens in Fitzroy North, located in Melbourne’s inner north, is one of the most stunning places to go and visit almost any time of the year. Also home to the Brunswick Street Oval, the long-gone Fitzroy Football Club’s original home ground.

St. Kilda’s famous and iconic art deco cinema, the Astor Theatre. Melbourne Art, Stationery Items, St Kilda, Pigment Ink, Printmaking, Sydney, Theatre, Art Deco, Cinema

Astor Theatre, St Kilda

St. Kilda’s famous and iconic art deco cinema, the Astor Theatre.

The streamline art deco Terminus Hotel in Abbotsford, is shown in this print with an original colour scheme, window/ door entries and exposed tapestry brick detail. Melbourne Victoria, Victoria Australia, Streamline Art, Melbourne Art, Brick Detail, Art Deco Pattern, Entry Doors, Vintage Advertisements, Windows And Doors

Terminus Hotel, Abbotsford

The streamline art deco Terminus Hotel in Abbotsford, is shown in this print with an original colour scheme, window/ door entries and exposed tapestry brick detail.

Jacka boulevard Footbridge in St. Kilda, an inner-suburb of Melbourne. Melbourne Art, Stationery Items, St Kilda, Pigment Ink, Image Shows, Printmaking, Nostalgia, Australia, Artists

Jacka Boulevard Footbridge, St. Kilda

Jacka boulevard Footbridge in St. Kilda, an inner-suburb of Melbourne.

Melbourne Tram print showing a W Class tram traveling along Collins Street with the beautiful art deco T & G Insurance Building in the background. Fortunately, the building has survived. The W Class trams in their traditional green and gold livery, haven’t been as fortunate, they seem to be very few and far between these days. Melbourne Tram, Melbourne Australia, Australia Pics, Melbourne Coffee, Melbourne Street, Cafe Posters, Room Posters, Posters Australia, Coffee Poster

Melbourne W Class Tram

Melbourne Tram print showing a W Class tram traveling along Collins Street with the beautiful art deco T & G Insurance Building in the background. Fortunately, the building has survived. The W Class trams in their traditional green and gold livery, haven’t been as fortunate, they seem to be very few and far between these days.

The Pelaco Sign in Richmond is heritage listed as an iconic feature of Melbourne, and is considered part of the popular culture of the city. Melbourne Art, Art Deco Pattern, Stationery Items, Victoria Australia, Sign Printing, Popular Culture, Printmaking, Sydney, Cool Art

Pelaco Building

The Pelaco Sign in Richmond is heritage listed as an iconic feature of Melbourne, and is considered part of the popular culture of the city.

Print detail of our St. Kilda Sea Baths illustration. This was illustrated from several archival photos from the early 1930’s.  Sadly, the Islamic featured fretwork and details no longer exist, as the entire building/ complex was refurbished in the early nineties and almost all of those elements were removed. Only the Moorish influenced, domed towers still stand today. Melbourne Art, Stationery Items, St Kilda, Moorish, Pigment Ink, Photo Archive, Image Shows, Towers, Baths

St. Kilda Sea Baths

Print detail of our St. Kilda Sea Baths illustration. This was illustrated from several archival photos from the early 1930’s. Sadly, the Islamic featured fretwork and details no longer exist, as the entire building/ complex was refurbished in the early nineties and almost all of those elements were removed. Only the Moorish influenced, domed towers still stand today.