Monday, 15 September 2014

Vintage Travel Posters - part 1

Travel posters are an ever-popular aspect of graphic design. I thought I would feature a broad spectrum of posters from the first half of the C20th, the golden age of the travel poster probably being associated with the 1920s and 1930s with posters by artists like Roger Broders, featuring sunny Mediterranean scenes.

Naturally many of these posters were put out by travel companies - railways, airlines and shipping companies feature heavily. Others were sponsored by tourist boards of cities and of countries. I didn't find dates for all of the posters featured, those that I did find are in the first 5 parts of 8. I will be featuring almost 500 posters in the series.


This is part 1 of an 8 - part post on vintage travel posters:



1896 Till Saltsjobaden, Sweden

1900 Menton, France 
poster by Alesi

1900c San Salvadour, France 
poster by Alesi

1901 Livorno
poster by Leonetto Cappiello

1908 Paris to London 
poster by Maurice Toussant

1910 Jamaica

1910-20 Amalfi, Italy

1910c Talloores, France 
poster by Paul and Robert Besnard

1912c Digne-les-Bains, France

1914 Gotthard 
poster by Emil Cardinaux

1915 Arosa 
poster by Emil Cardinaux

1920 Venice and the Lido

1920c Assisi

1920c The Italian Riviera

1920c Rome

1920c San Remo

1920c Visit India

1921 Summer in Switzerland 
poster by Emil Cardinaux

n.d. Kayserberg

n.d. Lake Garda, Italy

n.d. Sweden, Göta-Canal

n.d. The Emerald Coast, France 
poster by Maurice Toussant

Posters by Maurice Logan
Maurice Logan was born in san Francisco, California and studied at Mark Hopkins Institute of Art, California College of Arts and Craft, and Chicago Art Institute. He began to to receive attention as a professional artist around 1915 and by the mid 1920s was one of San Francisco's best known commercial illustrators and poster designers. During this time he produced colourful expressionist oil paintings and exhibited them as a member of a group known as the Society if Six. In the 1930s he began exhibiting watercolours and helped form the Thirteen Watercolourists group.

Logan taught at the California College of Arts and Crafts in oakland, and was also on the board of directors of the Society of Western Artists and of the West Coast Watercolour Society.

1923 California Beaches, Southern Pacific 
poster by Maurice Logan

1923 Yosemite, Southern Pacific 
poster by Maurice Logan

1926 Yosemite.,Southern Pacific Lines 
poster by Maurice Logan

1927 Great Salt Lake, Southern Pacific 
poster by Maurice Logan

1927 Shasta Route, Southern Pacific 
poster by Maurice Logan

1928 Crater Lake, Southern Pacific 
poster by Maurice Logan

1928 Redwood Empire Tour, Southern Pacific 
poster by Maurice Logan

1929 Carriso Gorge, Southern Pacific 
poster by Maurice Logan

1929 Mexico, Southern Pacific 
poster by Maurice Logan

1929 New Orleans, Southern Pacific 
poster by Maurice Logan

1929 The Alamo, Southern Pacific 
poster by Maurice Logan

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1924 Lake Garda, Italy 
poster by Serverino Trematore

Posters by Julien Lacaze (1886-1971):


La Lorraine Pittoresque 
poster by Julien Lacaze

1930 Vals-les-Bains 
poster by Julien Lacaze

1930c Flavigny 
poster by Julien Lacaze

Fontainbleau-Avon, France 
poster by Julien Lacaze

Fontainbleau Avon, France 
poster by Julien Lacaze

La Route des Vosges 
poster by Julien Lacaze

Le Lac Majeur 
poster by Julien Lacaze

Paris 
poster by Julen Lacaze

The Brittany Coast 
poster by Julien Lacaze

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1925 Le Puy, France 
poster J. de la Neziere

1925c Cruden Bay 
poster by Tom Purvis

1927 Langeais 
poster by Constant-Duval

1929 Chicago, Illinois Central

1929 Lloyd Express 
poster by Lois Gaigg

1929c Australia 
poster by Percival Albert Trompf

1930 Niederbronn-les-Bains 
poster by Lucien Blumer

1930 Strasbourg
poster by Lucien Blumer

1930 Südbahn Hotel, Semmering, Austria 
poster by Hermann Kosel

1930c Allevard les Bains

1930c Australia 
poster by Percival Albert Trompf

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