Monday, 12 December 2016

The Golden Age of Travel

This week's post focuses on the golden age of travel, and was inspired by the vintage travel poster, the bright colours and bold typography of which exude retro charm in bucketloads, capturing the glamour and excitement of passenger travel by boat, plane and train, and creating a sense of nostalgia for a bygone era.

Now highly collectable, the monetary value of these posters depend on factors such as print method, originality and designer.

Vintage travel poster

I love the warm colours of these images, and have wanted to incorporate them into my work for so long.  With many of these images now in the public domain, and freely available, I've featured some of them in a set of notepad holders which (so far) feature images of Stockholm, Venice and Paris.

Vintage images of Stockholm, train and boat, and Venice used on covers of notepad holders on Etsy

For further information on these wonderful images, have a
look at Free Vintage Posters , the London Transport Museum
online poster collection, or have a read with 'The Golden Age
of Railway Posters' by Michael Palin, published by Batsford.

Until next time, bye for now x

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