Monday, March 10, 2008

Antique Travel Posters

The Los Angeles Public Library has a delightful virtual gallery of vintage travel posters. Wonderful art deco and other classic illustration styles.

There's a couple things that bother me about this poster. They're advertising travel from New York to London, apparently via flaming locomotive. While this sounds cool, and exciting, there is the little matter of the Atlantic ocean. Long bridge?

This poster is better, Paris to New York, via train to Havre. Love the lazy smoke plumes in this poster.

Look at the size of the airplane in this Pan-Am poster for Hawaii! I think the scale is off a little here, were the Flying Clippers really as big as a 747?

Found at Ursi's Blog.

Travel to Whidbey Island.

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