This original vintage poster was created in the 1990's by artist, Paul Davis. It is part of a campaign to promote the 200 year old Benedictine as a drink for the modern age.
Paul Davis (1938-P) is an American graphic artist and illustrator. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts in New York, Davis was hired on by celebrated graphic designer, Milton Glaser to paint for Push Pin Studios. Davis’s work was recognized by many prominent leaders in the art industry, and in 1963, Davis opened Paul Davis Studio. Davis’s illustrations have appeared in noteworthy publications such as Life, Time, Playboy, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times and The Saturday Evening Post. He is also the recipient of two honorary doctorate degrees from the School of Visual Arts and Maryland Institute College of Art. He is also a fellow of the American Academy in Rome.
Bénédictine is a herbal liqueur that was developed by Alexandre Le Grand in 19th century France. The liqueur is flavored with over 27 flowers, roots, herbs and spices. According to various sources, the recipe of the liqueur was cultivated by a 16th century monk named Dom Bernardo Vincelli who was said to have dabbled in Alchemy. The recipe for Bénédictine was purportedly created to revive tired monks, and is for the most part a secret to the general public. In 1860, Le Grand found the manuscripts for the beverage and created Bénédictine. The liqueur began import to the United States in 1888 where it still remains a popular brand. In 1992, Benedictine was bought by Bacardi for 1.4 million.
This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is printed on heavyweight paper and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.