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We are Archivea. We are an art and photographic agency and publisher on the Lake of Lugano, Switzerland.

We print art and photography from own studio in Ticino in the heart of Europe.

We take pride in our work and in delivering legendary Swiss quality. Most of our work is in the realm of fine art and fine photography for museums and libraries. We are proud that this work allows us to offer affordable Posters for collectors around the world which we hope will help a new generation to appreciate what history has brought us all. We print on our own fleet of Onys Canon printers. We are a company owned and operated by artisans serving customers all over the globe.

Master Printer

Sabine is our Fine Art Printer and along with Jo, our Art Framer we work together to bring you great quality at a great value.

We use only the finest original Canon inks and supplies. We package each print carefully in tubes and cartons.

We ship each day using our trusted SwissPost and Fedex to all points around the world.

We print exclusively on a fleet of Onys Canon Printers affectionately named after Italian and French Actresses. They love art and cool cars!

Our stretched canvas is best in the industry, each cured and then coated by hand for a lifetime of UV protection.

Bringing history to life.

We are third generation art makers.

We are publishers and rights experts with our headquarters alongside the Lake of Lugano in Switzerland. We are proudly in Ticino, the Italian speaking part of Switzerland.

We provide content to consumers, architects, designers, retailers, film producers and distributors worldwide. Our speciality is vintage imagery, art and film.

Our art business lineage was started by Jack Weedn in California in 1955 when he began a small aerial photography business in Orange County (between LA acting and singing gigs). In 1959, his wife, Flavia Weedn began her lifelong career in painting and writing. Flavia and Jack began the art selling and publishing/gallery business on PCH in Laguna Beach and at the Disneyland Hotel in 1960's. In the 1980s Flavia branded goods were introduced to Switzerland by ARS Edition in Zug. By 1990 Flavia goods were stocked in more than 30,000 retail locations across the globe. The Flavia Company transformed and became Archivea GmbH in 2009 when it was established in Zug. In 2018 it was moved to Lugano. This art and film business has continued with Jack's son, Rick Weedn joining his father in 1978 and Miguel Weedn, Rick's son joining his father in 2022.

We now serve The Getty Museum, The New York Public Library, Claudio Bravo Collection, The Ford Motor Company, The Henry Ford Museums, The Vintage Arte Archive and the Flavia archive among many others.

We love history and art and pride ourselves in merging the two. Our specialty is visual story telling, archival materials and digital technologies in the production of still imagery and film.

Image and motion picture copyrights are the property of our client owners used under license agreement to Archivea GmbH of Switzerland.

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