Thursday, 25 September 2014

Vintage Travel Posters - part 4

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 4 of an 8 - part post on vintage travel posters. For earlier works see parts 1 - 3 also.





1938c Pennsylvania

1938c Rural Pennsylvania 
poster by Katherine Milhouse

1938c 
See America

1938c Winter in New York State

1939 Beautiful Sea Cliff

1939 Iran. Kuwait Airways 
poster by Alain Gauthier

1939 Normandie. French Line 
poster by Hubert Herkomer

1939c Great Barrier Reef, Australia 
poster by Percival Albert Trompf

1939c Great Barrier Reef, Australia 
poster by Lambert

1939c Visit Historic Ephrata, Pennsylvania
poster by Katherine Milhous

Peter Maxwell Ewart
Peter Maxwell Ewart (1918 - 2001) was a Canadian painter. Born in Kisbey, Saskatchewan, his family moved to Montreal in 1920 where he was educated. In 1938 he attended the Commercial Illustration Studio of New York City. On returning to Montreal in 1939 Ewart sold his first work to the Exhibits Branch of the Canadian Pacific Railway who commissioned him to produce a ski poster in 1939. In the next two decades he completed 24 posters for CPR and Canadian Pacific Airlines.



1940 Winter Sports. Canadian Pacific 
 poster by Peter Maxwell Ewart

1941 Canadian Rockies. Canadian Pacific 
 poster by Peter Maxwell Ewart

1942 Travel Canadian Pacific 
poster by Peter Maxwell Ewart

1952 Canadian Pacific 
poster by Peter Maxwell Ewart

Banff. Canadian Pacific 
poster by Peter Maxwell Ewart

Canada for Big Game! 
poster by Peter Maxwell Ewart

Travel Canadian Pacific Across Canada 
poster by Peter Maxwell Ewart

Travel Canadian Pacific Across Canada! 
poster by Peter Maxwell Ewart

Cruise the Great Lakes. Canadian Pacific 
poster by Peter Maxwell Ewart

Digby Pines, Nova Scotia 
poster by Peter Maxwell Ewart

Québec. Chateau Frontenac. A Canadian Pacific Hotel
 poster by Peter Maxwell Ewart

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1945c Martha's Vineyard. New Haven Railroad 
poster by Ben Nason

1946 Air France. Amérique du Nord 
poster by Guy Arnoux

1946 Orient. Air France 
poster by Lucien Boucher

Bernard Villemot














Bernard Villemot (1911 - 1989) was a French graphic artist known primarily for his iconic advertising images for Orangina, Bally shoes, Perrier, and Air France. Between 1932-34 he studied in Paris with artist Paul Colin, who was considered a master of Art Deco. In 1945-46 Villemot did posters for the Red Cross. In the late 1940s he began his famous series of travel posters for Air France.


1950 North Africa. Air France 
poster by Bernard Villemot

1952 Antilles. Central America. 
Air France poster by Bernard Villemot

1952 Morocco. Algeria. Tunisia. Air France 
poster by Bernard Villemot

1952 French Riviera. Air France 
poster by Bernard Villemot

1958 South America. Air France 
poster by Bernard Villemot

Beaches of France 
poster by Bernard Villemot

India. Air France 
poster by Bernard Villemot

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1947 Nice, France 
poster by Henri Matisse

1947 SNCF French Railways 
poster by Paul Colin

Guy Georget (1911 - 1992) 

1948c Spain 
poster by Guy Georget

1950c Spain 
poster by Guy Georget

1950c Spain 
poster by Guy Georget

1950s Spain 
poster by Guy Georget

1954 Spain 
poster by Guy Georget

1956 Far-East. Air France 
poster by Guy Georget

1956 Spain 
poster by Guy Georget

1963 Mexico. Air France 
poster by Guy Georget

1965c French Riviera. Air France 
poster by Gur Georget

Paris. Air France 
poster by Guy Georget

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1949 Grand Canyon. Santa Fe 
poster by Oscar M. Bryn

1950 Belgian Congo. Sabena 
poster by Marcel Cros

1950 Messageries Maritimes Métropole 
poster by Poulain

1950c Australia 
poster by Eileen Rosemary Mayo

1950s - 60s Daphne Padden (British)

Express Coach Services to Wales 
poster by Daphne Padden

P & O Gala Menu 
poster by Daphne Padden

Royal Blue Express Services 
poster by Daphne Padden

Royal Mail "Atlantis" Autumn Cruises 
poster by Daphne Padden

Travel Royal Blue 
poster by Daphne Padden

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1951 Paris by Clipper. Pan American Airlines

1951 Visit India. TWA poster

1952 Across the U.S. and Overseas. TWA Airlines

1952 Fly the Finest. TWA Airlines

1952 Switzerland. TWA Airlines

1952 Air France poster by Nathan Garamond

1952c Europe. United States Lines 
poster by Lester Beall

1952c S.S. America. United States Lines 
poster by Lester Beall

1952c Swissair 
poster by Henri Ott

1952c Swissair 
poster by Henri Ott

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