Thursday, 18 September 2014

Vintage Travel Posters - part 2

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.

This is part 2 of an 8 - part post on vintage travel posters. For earlier works see part 1.

Leslie Ragan Posters
Leslie Ragan was born in 1897 and grew up in Iowa, USA. Ragan was a mostly self-taught artist, although he did the Cumming School of Art in Des Moines, Iowa. He served in the Air Force in in World War One, and upon returning studied for a single semester at the Art Institute of Chicago. In the early 1920s he went on to teach at the Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago. By 1930 he had relocated to New York and had begun painting for the New York Central Lines company. "Chicago" (1929) was Ragan's first poster for New York Central Lines.


1927 Hudson Lake poster by Leslie Ragan

1927 Indiana Dunes poster by Leslie Ragan

1927 Moonlight in Duneland poster by Leslie Ragan

1927 South Shore Line poster by Leslie Ragan

1927 The Dunes poster by Leslie Ragan

1928 Duneland Beaches poster by Leslie Ragan

1929 Chicago poster by Leslie Ragan

1930 Cleveland, Ohio poster by Leslie Ragan

1934 Holiday Haunts poster by Leslie Ragan

1934 Hudson River poster by leslie Ragan

1934 Niagara Falls poster by Leslie Ragan

1934 West Point poster by Leslie Ragan

1935 Cincinnati poster by Leslie Ragan

1935 New York poster by Leslie Ragan

1936 Rockefeller Center poster by Leslie Ragan

1938 The New 20th Century Limited poster by Leslie Ragan

1941 The New Empire State Express poster by Leslie Ragan

1943 We Shall Not Fail poster by Leslie Ragan

1946 New York Central System poster by Leslie Ragan

1947 Highlands of the Huson poster by Leslie Ragan
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Roger Broders Posters
Roger Broders (1883 Paris - 1953 Paris) was a French illustrator and was considered the best travel poster artist of his era. His posters are highly sought after and command higher prices than many of his contemporaries.
Broders designed stylish images of fashionable resorts of the 1920s and 30s, which are now the most collectable. His use of bright colours and fashionable type fonts created a strong visual impression and would seem to represent the epitome of the modern travel poster.

1922 Simplon-Orient-Express poster by Roger Broders

1925 Menton poster by Roger Broders

1928-32 Le Hohwald poster by Roger Broders

1929c Winter Sports poster by Roger Broders

1930 Monte-Carlo poster by Roger Broders

1930c Dunkerque poster by Roger Broders

1930c Golden Mountain Pullman Express poster by Roger Broders

1930c Winter Sports poster by Roger Broders

1930s Grenoble poster by Roger Broders

1931c Cote d'Azur poster by Roger Broders

1932 Bandol poster by Roger Broders

Antibes poster by Roger Broders

Corsica poster by Roger Broders

Marseille poster by Roger Broders

Monaco, Monte-Carlo poster by Roger Broders

Paris-Lyon-Mediterranean poster by Roger Broders

Sainte-Maxime, France poster by Roger Broders

The Rhine poster by Roger Broders

Vichy poster by Roger Broders

Villard de Lans poster by Roger Broders

Villers sur Mer poster by Roger Broders

Visit India poster by Roger Broders
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1930c Col de Bacella, Corsica poster by Cossard

1930c Italian Lakes

1930c Mont - Daint - Michel poster by L. Pecheuy

1930c Pierrefonds poster by J. C. Aubry

1930c See India poster by C. D. Deuskar

1930c Yangtze Gorges

1930s Champagne poster by A. Moluggon

1930s Come to Tokyo

1930s National Parks poster by Dorothy Waugh

1930s National Parks poster by Dorothy Waugh

1931c L'Atlantique poater by Adolphe Mouron Cassandre

1932 Chatel-Guyon, Auvergne, France poster by Robert Falcucci

1932 Monaco poster by Robert Falcucci

1932 Your Continental Holiday poster by Peter Irwin Brown

1933 Chicago World's Fair

1934 New Mexico and Arizona Rockies poster by Kenneth and William Willmarth

1934 Pacific Nortwest poster by Oscar Bryn

1934 See India poster by Vic Veevers

4 comments:

  1. Amazing! Thank you for posting these beauties

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  2. Hey Paul - just want to say thank you for compiling these amazing pieces of work - just found your blog - kind regards from London! :)

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  3. Here's a (link to) a photo of my 20th Century Limited station poster, found at an industrial auction a few decades ago and professionally framed. Measures about 38" by 28"

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1115574908458548&l=74933123aa

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