Featured On The Block! Melbourne 1956 Olympics | Australia Print Art
Featured On The Block! Melbourne 1956 Olympics | Australia A3 297 X 420Mm 11.7 16.5 Inches / Framed
Featured On The Block! Melbourne 1956 Olympics | Australia A3 297 X 420Mm 11.7 16.5 Inches / Canvas
Featured On The Block! Melbourne 1956 Olympics | Australia A3 297 X 420Mm 11.7 16.5 Inches / Canvas
Featured On The Block! Melbourne 1956 Olympics | Australia A3 297 X 420Mm 11.7 16.5 Inches / Canvas
Featured On The Block! Melbourne 1956 Olympics | Australia A3 297 X 420Mm 11.7 16.5 Inches / Canvas
Featured On The Block! Melbourne 1956 Olympics | Australia A3 297 X 420Mm 11.7 16.5 Inches / Framed
Featured On The Block! Melbourne 1956 Olympics | Australia A3 297 X 420Mm 11.7 16.5 Inches / Framed
Featured On The Block! Melbourne 1956 Olympics | Australia A3 297 X 420Mm 11.7 16.5 Inches / Framed
Featured On The Block! Melbourne 1956 Olympics | Australia A3 297 X 420Mm 11.7 16.5 Inches /
Featured On The Block! Melbourne 1956 Olympics | Australia A3 297 X 420Mm 11.7 16.5 Inches /

FEATURED ON THE BLOCK! MELBOURNE 1956 OLYMPICS | AUSTRALIA

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We were delighted to sell our Melbourne Olympics print to Jimmy and Tam back in May 2020 while they were busy styling their lounge area. They chose an A1 size with a white timber frame - Scotty liked it so much he ordered one too! 

A retro travel poster for Melbourne, Australia, circa 1956.

Restored to a high standard, this poster was considered to be the unofficial poster to promote the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne because the official poster wasn’t thought to be as attractive or colourful.

Please note: The version that is for sale on The Blockshop is not our wall print. It is wrapping paper by another business.

Available as an archival quality reproduction in 7 standard metric sizes in the following formats: an unframed print; a framed print; a stretched canvas; a canvas floating frame. Frames are available in white, natural oak, dark oak and black sustainable timber.

Please refer to our FAQs below for more details and don't hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

  • It's a big YES from us!
  • Buy a minimum of 3 prints - any design, any size, any format - and receive 15% off your total print order.
  • Discount Code: PRINTBUNDLE
  • Enter the above discount code at checkout. Please note that only one discount code can be used at any one time so if you have an unused HELLO 10% off welcome code save that for next time!
  • Free shipping as always.
    • This option is for you if you've fallen in love with one of our restored images and you've got the perfect frame or you know where to source one.
    • We print soon after we receive an order and we don't muck around with quality. We print on 230gsm acid-free, wood-free, pH-neutral, archival matte paper using premium archival pigment inks. In a nutshell, the paper is top notch and the high-level digital printing results in superior colour saturation.
    • The dimensions we quote is the actual paper size and so our 7 sizes fit standard metric frames, eg. an A3 print will fit a standard A3 frame.
    • All prints include an off-white printed border that sits between the image and the edge of the paper. We think it looks fabulous and mimics a mat board but without the expense. If you really don't want a border let us know in the Notes section at checkout.
      Off-white printed border widths:
      A3 - 13mm; A2 - 19mm; A1 - 27mm; A0 - 38mm;
      B2 - 23mm; B1 - 32mm; B0 - 50mm.
    • When it comes time to ship we take great care with packaging because we've learned over the years that the freight process can be a little rough! Unframed prints are gently rolled and shipped in sturdy tubes and we haven't had a complaint yet.
    Unframed Print Example
      • This option is for you if you've fallen in love with one of our restored images and you want it professionally framed.
      • We print as per Unframed Prints above and then ask our framer to frame in your choice of white, natural oak, dark oak or black sustainable timber.
      • Frames measure 20mm on the face and 30mm on the side for our A3, A2, A1, B2 and B1 sizes. Frames measure 30mm on the face and 30mm on the side for our A0 size. Frames overlap the outer 5mm of the paper.
        So, in a nutshell, the final framed dimensions for our prints are:
        A3: 325 x 450mm (add 40mm to height & width minus a 10mm overlap); A2: 450 x 625mm; A1: 625 x 870mm; B2: 530 x 735mm: B1: 735 x 1030mm; A0: 890 x 1240mm
      • Our framer uses Shinkolite 3mm cast acrylic rather than glass: it is lightweight, virtually unbreakable, has greater optical clarity than glass and provides your print with long term protection from harmful UV rays.
      • Frames are finished on the back with d-rings, wire and bump-ons and ready to hang.
      • Our framer will despatch direct to you in professional packaging.
      • PLEASE NOTE: We offer our largest size - the B0 1000mm x 1414mm - as a framed print only to people who are able to collect from our framer in Carrum Downs VIC (due to shipping difficulties with couriers). To order please select the B0 canvas floating frame option with your preferred frame colour and enter the following copy in the Notes section: "This is a FRAMED PRINT order not canvas and I will collect when ready". 
      Framed Print Example
        • This option is for you if you prefer a textured image without a frame.
        • We print on Bauhaus bright white canvas 380gsm which has a superior bright white matte surface with perfect colour control and clear texture.
        • The canvas is a cotton/polyester blend. Polyester is added to give greater tension across the image so it doesn’t sag over time.
        • The printed canvas is then stretched onto a pine stretcher bar which is strong, durable and from planted forests so environmentally friendly.
        • All finishing materials used are museum grade and acid free.
        • Our framer will despatch direct to you in professional packaging.
        Stretched Canvas Example
          • This option is for you if you prefer a textured image with a frame.
          • We print as per Stretched Canvas above and our professional framer then frames with a 5mm gap between the canvas and frame.
          • This contemporary, popular style gives the illusion that your canvas picture is actually “floating” within the frame as the picture sits away from the frame instead of the edge of the picture disappearing behind the frame itself (as it does with standard print framing).
          • Frames measure 10mm on the face and 40mm on the side and colours available include white, natural oak, dark oak and black sustainable timber.
          • Frames are finished on the back with d-rings, wire and bump-ons and ready to hang.
          • Our framer will despatch direct to you in professional packaging.
          Canvas Floating Frame Example
            • Retro Print Merchants is proudly Australian owned and operated and all our prints are officially endorsed by the Australian Made Campaign.
            • All artworks are professionally printed and professionally framed here in Australia by local suppliers who are as pedantic about quality as we are.
            • We ran a successful graphic design company for 20 years so we know a thing or two about image quality. If we can't restore an image to the quality necessary to enlarge it then we won't add it to the collection.
            • We understand our customers and we respect them. We will treat you the way we would like to be treated.
            • We aim to provide quality prints and canvas art at a reasonable price so that people from all walks of life can enjoy these wonderful vintage images in their own homes.
            • We're not out to build an empire nor have the most instagram likes. We just want to keep doing what we have loved doing for a number of years, do it better than a number of others in this industry and continue to be proud of our achievements.
            • YEP - FREE SHIPPING!
              You won't be charged shipping within Australia unless you need an unframed print in a hurry and opt for Express Post which is $10 (not available for framed prints, stretched canvas or canvas floating frames).
            • USUAL DELIVERY TIMEFRAME
            • We print and frame to order which means every single print that leaves our hands is new and fresh and has been produced just for you.
            • It also means it may take 5 production days for unframed prints plus delivery.
            • For framed prints, stretched canvas and canvas floating frames we ask for 3-4 weeks production plus delivery. We will do our very best to get it to you earlier if we can. 
            • Standard delivery with tracking is usually under 7 days across Australia (excluding print production time).
            • Express Post (unframed prints only) is usually under 3 days across Australia (excluding print production time).
            • If you need your order by a certain date then please add a note at checkout and we will do everything we can to get it to you in time.
            • The protective watermark in the centre of our online images will not appear on your print, we promise. It's only there to stop schmucks downloading and reproducing our restored files and original creations.
              • We manufacture to order and therefore we do not provide cancellations, refunds, returns or exchanges if you have a change of mind or if you ordered the incorrect size, format or design across our range.
              • We take great precautions with our packaging in preparation for shipping but if your order arrives damaged or if it is not what you ordered please call me (Penny) on 0407 819 574 within 7 days of receiving your order so we can have a quick chat about what went wrong. 
                Please take photos of the damage that occurred during transit and email to pen@retroprintmerchants.com.au and we will rectify it pronto and send a replacement.
              • We ask that you handle your items with care (common sense must prevail) and if you have ordered a framed print or canvas then please follow the 'How to Hang' instructions included by our framer. We will not take responsibility for any damage that occurs after delivery.

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              12/05/2022
              JW
              Jordan W.
              Australia Australia

              Excellent Prints so so happy!

              Thanks for all your help very happy with my prints

              28/04/2022
              LH
              Lisa H.
              Australia Australia

              Amazing Print!

              Absolutely love our print and the customer service was fantastic. Quick and friendly responses to all my questions. Highly recommend Retro Print!

              14/04/2022
              B
              Bernadette
              Australia Australia

              Excellent Service

              Ordered our print and was surprised how quickly it arrived. Service was brilliant, quality of print and frame was more than expected. Communication was exceptional and timely. I have already recommended Retro Print to family and friends.

              08/03/2022
              AT
              Alison T.
              Australia Australia

              Fantastic quality

              I was pleasantly surprised by the weight of the paper, quality of the print colour and careful packaging complete with care instructions. Not your usual print company!

              24/02/2022
              CL
              Clare L.
              Australia Australia

              Quality Framed Print

              Lovely retro print. Penny even met my tight timeframe as I had a house to furnish for sale. Print gives the room a touch of clas and fun. Thank you

              31/01/2022
              KB
              Kimberley B.
              Australia Australia

              Melbourne 1956 Olympics poster

              Thank you to Retro Print Merchants for the fantastic poster. Ordering was easy, the parcel arrived in good time, and best of all, the poster looks great!

              27/01/2022
              JP
              Jo P.
              Australia Australia

              Melbourne Olympic poster on canvas

              So very happy with my Retro Melbourne Olympics poster onto canvas. It’s better than I thought and can’t wait to put it up in the hallwy of my new house

              09/01/2022
              TF
              Teresa F.
              Australia Australia

              Melbourne 1956 Print

              Very happy with my new print. It was packed well and arrived in a timely manner. Thank you I will purchase again from Retro Prints

              01/01/2022
              LN
              Lisa N.
              Australia Australia

              Love my Melbourne Retro Print

              This print looks great in our new house. The quality of the floating framed print is excellent and it was personally delivered before Christmas. I’ll definitely be purchasing another print soon.

              29/12/2021
              SP
              Stanislava P.
              Australia Australia

              Great product

              Great product, great service

              24/12/2021
              EE
              Elie E.
              Australia Australia

              Great products and service

              Easy and seamless process to select and receive our purchase. Highly recommend.

              27/05/2021
              SD
              Simon D.
              Australia Australia

              Great poster, good quality print and paper, colours are are amazing

              Great locally made products with great customer service !

              07/05/2021
              JA
              Jackie A.
              Australia Australia

              A Beautiful Product

              I received my framed Poster, within the estimated time quoted and I love it. It's stunning hanging in our family room. Thank you Retro Print Merchants for the terrific service and beautiful products!

              09/01/2021
              BG
              Bianca G.
              Australia Australia

              Melbourne print

              Retro merchants - were a pleasure to deal with. Very prompt in the Xmas busy period

              19/12/2020
              CK
              Caleb K.
              Australia Australia

              Great poster.

              Great poster. Came quick

              24/10/2020
              TH
              Tracey H.
              Australia Australia

              Cute poster

              Great poster Very happy & quick shipping time