Friday, August 21, 2009

The World. Delivered.

As a graphic designer I am both a fan and a student of commercial art from the past. I find vintage travel poster design especially appealing, as many people do. I think it has something to do with the romance that travel in bygone days has for us. Luxury liners took days to make their Atlantic crossings, and dirigibles filled the skies. Everyone dressed smartly and kept their clothes in big steamer trunks. At least in our fantasies.
I recently designed several posters for an AT&T company function in the style of those old posters. Though they aren't based on any particular posters, much of the inspiration comes from the book The Art Of The Airways, though the Eiffel Tower was inspired by the cover of Ludwig Bemelmans' Madeline book. It was also a lot of fun making them look all old and grungy.

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