They don't make them like they used to

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They don't make them like they used to

So, one of the many things I'm interested in is mobility and travel in the early twentieth century. Particularly the aesthetics  of travel. So obviously, I'm in love with these two famous modernist posters:

and:

 

I love the long, straight, metonymical lines which connote speed, size and modernity. The typefaces are lovely too.

Anyway, I came across this today:

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Look at these beautiful bus passes… Someone went to all that trouble making these designs, and they only lasted a week. I love how they put little reminders on them, like the one below. A reminder to buy flowers on mothers day! Or social behavior, to use school yards during vacation so the kids wouldn’t be on the streets. Lovely!

Any other vintage travel buffs out there?

Mr.Tea

Awesome pics!

My son is really into boats and i've managed to find some pretty cool vintage posters like that for his bedroom.

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So, one of the many things I'm interested in is mobility and travel in the early twentieth century. Particularly the aesthetics  of travel.

I love the long, straight, metonymical lines which connote speed, size and modernity. The typefaces are lovely too.(... )

Any other vintage travel buffs out there?

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skip2 wrote:

yes I'm craaazy about "vintage travel" posters (not familiar with 'vintage travel', thankfully)

but of course we're not alone in that.... here's a modern example of same, with a lot going for it:

the whole genre is pretty fabulous... ( http://tinyurl.com/ArtDecoTravelPosters-google )

consider this 1920 example from the Royal Cataluna Flying Club,

who apparently advocated getting airborne (V) no matter what....)

  then there's this calming imagery: