In the lively area of North Sydney, Purple Zebra Gallery proudly displays its collection of Classic Cappiello Posters. These timeless artworks, created by the famous poster artist Leonetto Cappiello, are known for their bright colors, lively compositions, and iconic images. Each poster in this collection showcases Cappiello's artistic talent and is a valuable piece of art history.


Honouring Cappiello's Legacy

Leonetto Cappiello was a pioneer in the world of advertising posters, revolutionising the art form with his innovative designs and bold aesthetic. His iconic posters, originating from the early 20th century, continue to captivate audiences with their striking visual impact and enduring charm. 

Highlights of the Collection

  • Vibrant Designs: Cappiello's posters are characterised by their vibrant colours and dynamic compositions. From bold typography to whimsical illustrations, each poster exudes energy and excitement.
  • Iconic Characters: Cappiello created memorable characters that became synonymous with various products and brands. From the jovial Campari man to the elegant Fernet-Branca woman, these characters have left an indelible mark on advertising history.
  • Timeless Appeal: Despite their age, Cappiello's posters retain a timeless elegance and sophistication. Their bold graphics, clever slogans, and evocative imagery continue to resonate with audiences, making them timeless classics.


Capturing the Spirit of North Sydney

The Classic Cappiello Poster collection at Purple Zebra Gallery reflects the spirit of North Sydney and its vibrant cultural scene. Whether depicting local businesses or international brands, these posters evoke a sense of nostalgia and charm.

Why Collect Classic Cappiello Posters?

  • Artistic Excellence: Cappiello's posters are celebrated for their artistic merit and groundbreaking design. Collecting them allows you to own a piece of advertising history and appreciate Cappiello's contribution to the art form.
  • Historical Significance: Cappiello's posters offer insights into the advertising trends and cultural attitudes of the early 20th century. They provide a fascinating glimpse into the past and its impact on contemporary design and branding.
  • Decorative Value: Classic Cappiello posters are not just collectible items but also decorative pieces that can enhance any interior space. Whether displayed individually or as part of a curated gallery wall, they add character and sophistication to any room.  

What to Expect

  • Expert Curation: The gallery's knowledgeable staff are passionate about Cappiello's posters and are on hand to provide insights and information about the collection.
  • Authenticity Guaranteed: Each poster in the collection is meticulously verified for authenticity, ensuring that you acquire genuine pieces of advertising history.
  • Wide Selection: With a diverse range of Cappiello's posters available, the gallery caters to various tastes and preferences. Whether you are a collector, art enthusiast, or simply appreciate the beauty of vintage design, there is something for everyone to discover.


The Classic Cappiello Poster collection at Purple Zebra Gallery offers a nostalgic journey through the golden age of advertising and the timeless appeal of Cappiello's art. Whether you are an art aficionado, a history buff, or simply seeking to adorn your space with vintage charm, these posters are sure to captivate and inspire. Visit Purple Zebra Gallery website to experience the beauty and allure of Classic Cappiello posters and add a touch of artistic flair to your home or collection.