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

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 Canadian Pacific Across Canada poster by Peter Maxwell Ewart

1941 Canadian Rockies. Canadian Pacific poster by Peter Maxwell Ewart

1942 Canadian Pacific Across Canada 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

Canadian Pacific Across Canada poster by Peter Maxwell Ewart

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. Canadian Pacific Hotel Canadian Pacific Across Canada 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 Dahne 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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