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

1908 Paris to London poster by Maurice Toussant

1910 Jamaica. Tomas Cook

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. (early) Kayserberg

n.d. (early) Lake Garda, Italy

n.d. (early) Sweden. Göta-Canal

n.d. (early) 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

1930 Südbahn Hotel, Semmering, Austria poster by Hermann Kosel

1930c Allevard les Bains

1930c Australia poster by Percival Albert Trompf

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