Stick No Bills™ is an ethical enterprise which upholds image authenticity, ownership and copyright as paramount, operating as we do in countries such as Sri Lanka, Spain and the United Kingdom which all remain committed signatories of the Berne Convention of 1886.
On a case-by-case basis, Stick No Bills™ pays the true owners of copyright on all travel-related images shown on our website - both of 20th Century original vintage travel posters and 21st Century retro travel poster designs - for exclusive usage rights / permission to digitally master / re-master, print and sell the images in Sri Lanka and / or Spain.
All Stick No Bills™ digital files are exclusive copyright The Poster Design Group (UK) Limited. Each poster print is therefore embossed with this London-based archives company's seal of authenticity. This mark is a guarantee that the poster(s) you have purchased are genuine Stick No Bills™ prints and that the true owners of copyright have been paid.
If you see any of our images selling anywhere other than on our own website, via re-sellers L'Affichiste Gallery in North America and Red Door Gallery in the United Kingdom or at the following approved bricks and mortar outlets in Sri Lanka and Spain, please let us know as this is potentially a breach of both our copyright and / or that of the original artist and / or production entity.
In Sri Lanka:
Western Province: Barefoot Bookshop, Barefoot Dutch Hospital, Trunk Boutique at The Cinnamon Grand, The Hilton, Cinnamon Lakeside and / or The Full Stop in Colombo and The Wallawwa in Negombo.
Southern Province: at Stick No Bills™ flagship gallery on Church Street, Pedlars Gallery and Barefoot in Galle Fort, The Fortress (Koggala), Cape Weligama, Surf n Yoga (Mirissa), The Grove, Hiriketiya and Dots Ceylon (Dikwella) and The Shangri La (Hambantota).
Hideaway Resort, Arugam Bay
Seahorse Inn, Arugam Bay.
Central Province (Hill-country)
The Empire Cafe, Kandy;
Dunkeld (Tea Trails)
The Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliyah
In the Islas Baleares:
In Palma: Natura Plaza De La Reina, Natura Plaza De Cort, Natura Airport Store, Artamam (Calle Brossa), Far East (Plaza Santa Eulàlia), Santina Cafe (Santa Catalina) and The Hub (Santa Catalina).
In Soller: Soller Train Station, Jumeirah Soller.
Son Serra De Marina: El Sol.
Stick No Bills™ posters, both vintage and retro-style, are all high resolution professional photographs and / or computer-generated images in their original digital form. These are artworks either photographed by or art directed by the Founder / Creative Director of Stick No Bills™, sometimes working solo, sometimes in collaboration with cutting edge freelance illustrators based across the Americas, Europe and Asia.
While very high resolution in their original form, these high resolution images have been watermarked and / or intentionally reduced to a low resolution in all Stick No Bills™ online marketing collateral in order to protect copyright.
In some cases of original vintage posters created by artists in the late 1800s, 1900s and mid 20th Century, it has taken years of painstaking on-the-ground investigation, legal navigation and negotiation, to track down the institution, the producer and / or the (often hitherto-oblivious) heirs to the estate of the original artists - some of them based in the most far-flung highlands and lowlands of the world - to strike a copyright deal with them, whereby our legal entitlement to reproduce the artworks in perpetuity and exclusively is now guaranteed.
Once each original poster has been secured, the Creative Director photographs the old and often damaged and faded poster and then spends days, sometime weeks, digitally remastering the high resolution file to restore the image to its former glory. This process is followed by weeks and sometimes months of colour adjusting and test printing before the poster proof is perfected and ready to be put into production.
We hope this background detail helps underscore how at Stick No Bills™, it's all about the image.