From its early Catholic origins to the iconic sights of colourful Rio, who doesn’t love a good carnival? The lively music, the bright costumes and the party atmosphere – it’s a whirlwind of exhilarating sights and sound. Grab yourself a little piece of that fun-loving spirit with our dazzling selection of carnival posters. We’ve got carnival pictures from all around the world, whether you love the opulent masks of Venice or the floral headdresses of Mexico. So why not treat your walls to these vivid and heady scenes?
Brazil may be the home of today’s most famous carnivals, but you’ll find a wide range of posters showcasing all the fun throughout the ages and across the globe. Step back in time to the earliest days of the carnival with vintage carnival posters, such as ‘Fiestas de Carnaval Montevideo 1942’ and ‘Veracruz, Gulf of Mexico’. They will tie in beautifully with modern interior design trends like shabby chic. For something even more historic, take a look at paintings like ‘The Fight Between Carnival and Lent’ and ‘Carnival scene (El Entierro de la Sardina)’ for a fascinating insight into the religious story behind this much-loved festival.
If you prefer contemporary carnival posters, there’s plenty to enjoy from sharp photography to abstract art. Our range of photographic carnival posters capturing the dramatic masks of Venice Carnival are some of our most popular prints. We love the intricate gold mask in ‘Venice, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Veneto, Italy, Europe’. Or cross the Atlantic to experience the crazy parades of South America. Get a birds-eye view of the rainbow of colours dancing through the streets in ‘Carnival parade at the Sambodrome’.
Make sure your carnival colours pop by choosing the best material for your print. Give brightly-coloured carnival posters the most intense finish possible by printing onto Alu-Dibond. This slender aluminium sheet gives a bold and modern effect. If you have chosen a classical painting, you might prefer to print onto stretched cotton canvas for an authentic finish. Pair that with an elegant floating frame and your print will be ready to hang in your very own home gallery. For photographic shots, acrylic glass is a fantastic choice. This glossy material will give your carnival posters a beautiful shine, along with an extra sense of depth. Now all you have to do is decide where to hang them!