26 Ace Wimbledon Posters - From 1877 Through To 2023

Will Noble
By Will Noble Last edited 8 months ago
26 Ace Wimbledon Posters - From 1877 Through To 2023
A confident looking tennis player in a skirt stands next to a Wimbledon Tennis logo
1934

What with its green and purple towels, strawberries and cream — and interminable cries of "You cannot be serious!" in a dubious New York accent — the Wimbledon Tennis Championships has some powerful branding. And in fact, this harks back to not long after the first ever Championships, in 1877.

Here's a selection of wonderful Wimbledon posters from the end of the 19th century, through to 2023. The styles may shift, but the artistry is never anything short of ace.

Wanting to watch Wimbledon in style this year? Read our guide to Wimbledon screenings in London, or try your luck joining the infamous Wimbledon Queue.

An all-text advertisement for the men's and ladies' tennis
1893
A stylised poster showing two men playing tennis on a vast expanse of grass
1923
A posted suggesting Southfield Station is the best place to alight for Wimbledon - along with a black and white photo of the action
1926
A stylised, deco style poster featuring a female tennis player in a hat
1928
Curvy cartoonish characters playing tennis over a 'Wimbledon' net
1933
A blonde cartoon player on a green court
1935
A cartoon racquet and ball on a green court
1939
A player stretches for a backhand with a huge 'Wimbledon' superimposed in front of her
1964
Sets of eyes look left and right
1971
A stylised poster with multiple balls being struck by multiple racquets
1976
A women dressed in Edwardian looking clothing and a parasol smiles, with tennis action going on in the background
1977
A tennis racquet with a ball with '83' on it - the shape of a court can be seen through the racquet
1982
A bucolic scene of Edwardian milling outside the courts next to vintage cars
1992
Female tennis players from various era look in on a packed Centre Court
1993
A bucolic water colour of Centre Court surrounded by lush greenery
1997
Doubles teams in vintage tennis attire shake hands over a net, in a bucolic scene
1999
Watercolours of the Wimbledon complex from above
2000
The green courts of Wimbledon, as seen from above
2004
A male tennis player in whites serves
2005
A collage of posters from various art students
2012
A child's drawing of a tennis player made of tennis balls, serving
2013
A tennis ball gradually - and stylishly - disintegrating from left to right
2016
A poster celebrating 90 years of broadcasting from Wimbledon
2017
An aI generated image of Wimbledon, made up from thousands of individual photos
2018
A flower fringes image of a female tennis player service on court
2023

If you enjoyed flicking through these, check out the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and Tour (although note this is closed while the Championships are on).

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Last Updated 29 June 2023

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