A figure of much controversy, Joe Camel originally made headlines in January of 1980 when the Chambre Correctionelle de Paris ruled that the design violated French law, allowing only the package or its trademark to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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
Founded in 1880, Spyker (originally spelled Spijker) was a Dutch carriage manufacturer that quickly entered the automobile business. This fashionable evening graphic perfectly embodies the height of elegance and refinement so essential to the brand’s image.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 The design on this luxurious beach-goer’s wrap was likely modeled after a textile design originally made by Broders’ wife, Marguerite.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 ›
The resort of Trouville advertises its newest attraction, a large public swimming pool, complete with diving boards of various degrees of acrophobia attacks. The symphony of blues which Molusson chooses to dominate the design is resoundingly cool and calming.Learn more ›
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