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Miami - 1990!

Poster for the Miami Preservation League using streamline moderne

Although not strictly a destination poster - it's nice to see the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) utilising the very essence of streamline moderne travel artwork

Vogue beckons you to travel .......

Vogue Cover 1926Vogue Cover 1927

Cover art by Eduardo Garcia Benito (1891 - 1981) in 1926 and 1927 respectively - images courtesy of The Vogue Archive

The Canary Islands

Canary Island poster 1930s

Beautiful Garden of Flowers of Eternal Spring is the enticing invitation - atrributed to Moliné circa 1930

Hawaii USA

Air Clipper advertisemnt to Hawaii

Marseilles France

Travel Poster to Marseilles

Marseilles-Iles Baleares-Alger in 5 hours 1935 Air France travel poster by Albert Solon (1897-1973) sourced from Pinterest

Paris France

A M Cassandre Poster for Paris

Come to the City of Lights in French and English - poster by Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron, known as AM.Cassandre (1901 - 1968) - image courtesy and sourced from Pinterest

Vichy France

Vichy Travel Poster by H Chauffard

Evening at the Casino in Vichy 1935 Poster by H Chauffard - image courtesy and sourced from artnet.com

Warszawa (Warsaw) Poland

Advert to visit Warsaw art by Gronowski

Come to Warszawa in Polish, French, German and English - poster by Tadeusz Lucjan Gronowski (1894 - 1990) - image courtesy and sourced from invaluable.com_auctioneers

USSR (The New Travel Land) via Intourist

Russian Multi Travel Poster

Stalin invites you to visit the USSR with an enticing poster by Max Litvak and Robert Fedor - image courtesy of Christies Auctioneers via the Daily Mail

An insightful comment from the Daily Mail's article : The Intourist agency - the official travel agency of the Soviet Union - targeted only an external audience, mainly in Britain and Germany, meaning the posters were intended to encourage inbound tourism from Europe. As such, there is a distinctly capitalist look to each image - the type of message that was generally deemed to be appropriate among those within the USSR's secretive internal workings. The examples in the sale were produced specifically for the English and German tourist markets and promote the USSR as 'The New Travel Land.'  Designed by various artists working for the agency in the first half of the 20th Century, these tourism posters demonstrate the scope and breadth of the advertising campaign, as well as the emphasis on art deco colours and design in hopes of attracting the Western European traveller.  

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