A stream-lined, Art Deco segment of the Orinoco with her black hull and red, yellow and black funnels, presented in such a way as to imply her massive size. Anton was a native of Hamburg who started working for a local agency there, but from 1921 on, had his own studio where he produced a large body of work for Hapag, the big transatlantic conglomerate. Later, he became an art instructor at the Bremen High School of Art.Learn more ›
A figure of much controversy, Joe Camel originally made headlines in January of 1980 when the Chambre Correctionelle de Paris ruled that the design violated French law, allowing only the package or its trademark to be shown but no one physically smoking. Years later, he would again figure in the news when a war was waged against his ability to specifically target children.Learn more ›
The Michelin Man, in his trademark orange boots, is happily puffing on a cigar and dispensing tires (Michelin, of course) to those in need; against a deep blue background, lettering in yellow and red. Left blank when the poster was printed, the text box at the bottom was filled in by different merchants with their names and addresses; in this case, Gabriel Mottin.Learn more ›
A coastal town in south eastern France, Ciotat lies equidistant between Marseille and Toulon. Renowned as the city chosen as home by the Lumiere family, and the subject of their (and the world’s) first motion picture, L’Arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat . The Lumiere estate was sold to developers in 1925 and a hotel, casino and pool were constructed between 1926 and 1930. A single postcard remains illustrating this beautiful Art Deco edifice and its pool, but no other historical trace can be found except this stunning Art Deco poster. Affiches d’Azur, no. 208.Learn more ›
In the period between the wars, Roger Broders was the finest designer of French travel posters. Many, including many of his best, were for the French railways-in fact, the majority of them were for a single company: the Paris-Lyon-Mediterranee. “Broders loved to include his family in little ways in certain posters” (Broders p. 11). The design on this luxurious beach-goer’s wrap was likely modeled after a textile design originally made by Broders’ wife, Marguerite.
Bibliographie: “Broders. Travel posters” p. 39
“Voyages. Les affiches de R.Broders” p.97
“Le train à l’affiche n°242 p.113Learn more ›
John Pashe designed The Rolling Stones’ iconic “tongue and lip” logo in 1971, as well as four concert posters between 1970 and 1974. Each of his posters for the band is a paean to the Art Deco transportation designs of the 1920s and 30s, reinterpreted with a post-Haight Ashbury flourish.Learn more ›
Riding the glorious stretch of rail along the Hudson River between West Point Military Academy and the Bear Mountain Bridge (seen here in the distance), the aerodynamic, steel cars of a New York Central System train are heading toward New York City, pulled by the “New” Empire State Express, which was launched in 1941. Zega p. 127.Learn more ›
An unexpectedly lyrical and artistic image promoting travel to New York City. The reflection of the city’s skyscrapers in the lake and the soft, pastel-like rendering of the image are both sophisticated and charming.Learn more ›
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