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.
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.
All Stick No Bills® posters are exclusive copyright The Poster Design Group (UK) Limited. Each poster 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 and / or have given us their express permission to sell high quality replicas of their original artwork.
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 1930s and 1940s, it has taken years of painstaking on-the-ground investigation and legal navigation, 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.
All rights in the design, text, graphics software and other material on our site and the selection or arrangement thereof are the copyright of Stick No Bills® Posters courtesy of The Poster Design Group Ltd.
The use of any images, files or other intellectual property data on our website, whether for educational, one-off publishing (book, media or motion picture) or commercial purposes is therefore only permitted with our written consent and, where necessary, The Poster Design Group's issuance of a usage rights permissions agreement. This latter can be facilitated in response to solicitations made to email@example.com.
Any entity identified as replicating or in any other manner commercially gaining from the exploitation of images owned by The Poster Design Group (UK) Ltd without proof of written permission and / or without due accreditation will be asked to cease their infringement / information piracy activity and to provide a proposal as to the payment of damages commensurate with the loss of business and dilution of the Stick No Bills® brand in the digital advertising, printed marketing, fine art print and poster sales arenas worldwide. If an adequate response is not received within seven working days, litigation will begin.
In all such infringement instances to date, the founders of Stick No Bills® Posters have donated the payments made to us for damages by individuals and companies illegally replicating our images to the eco, humanitarian, heritage and conservation causes that we sponsor.
By the same token, we also promise to donate at least 20% of all usage rights fees paid to us by advertising agencies, film production companies, publishing houses, government tourism or cultural institutions or tea, travel, surf, luxury hotel and advertising agencies, to these vital causes. For us its never been about the money or becoming obsessively litigious. Its about respect for copyright.
Jessica Talmage, Picture Research Manager
Mary Evans Picture Library.
59 Tranquil Vale, London SE3 OBS
"I have over the years advised Stick No Bills® regarding the law of copyright. Stick No Bills® is a reputable player in the replicable art market that is passionate about the importance of upholding copyright. It makes perfect sense to me that they have evolved into being a safe harbour and printing centre of excellence for historic poster art archives worldwide. I wish them every success."
John Wilson, Managing Principal, 1999 to the present, John Wilson Partners.
Former Senior Co-Chair of Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law Committee of the International Bar Association.
Established in 1920 by the late Senator John Wilson, John Wilson Partners has long been regarded as a leading Sri Lankan legal practice, providing service in the areas of civil litigation, commercial law and notarial practice to corporations, financial institutions and individuals.