Races on Paper

Collectible posters

By Daniele Buzzonetti 

  • 160 pages
  • Colours and b/w illustrations
  • Format: cm 21×29,7
  • Paper: matt
  • Cover: paperback softcover
  • Text: Italian/English


ISBN: 978-88-7792-176-5 Categories: , , Tag:


The golden age of posters linked to car racing starts with the early days of motorsport and ends with the beginning of the 1980s, when the evocative power of the image was replaced by other requirements. A photograph of a real car began to occupy the space previously provided by a sketch, inserted in a graphic that most of the time was of great effect.

Often the sketches were commissioned to famous artists and the manifesto acquired the connotations of a masterpiece. The races of the 1920s and 1930s are noteworthy, characterized by the realistic style of the Twenties, but those of races in the 1950s and 1960s, such as the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix series, are equally impressive.

Divided according to the characteristics of the races mentioned (pre-F1 World Championship Grands Prix, titled Grand Prix races, post-1950 Grands Prix but not valid for the World Championship, Sport-Prototypes, Mille Miglia and other road competitions), the posters chosen are a true rarity and span over 70 years of motorsport history. They have been chosen from the precious collection of the enthusiast Lauro Malavolti, famous all over the world.