In my late teens, I bought myself a calendar that was illustrated with vintage travel posters. I was particularly smitten with one for Cuba produced in by the Cuban Tourist Commission. From that moment I formed a slight obsession with the beautiful artwork created to sell travel in the early days of advertising. What was their process? Did they travel to all the places they illustrated? A brief history of the travel poster Modern posters were born in the mid-nineteenth century when a few planets aligned.
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Explore our world-leading vintage Travel collection. Railroads , ocean liners , and airplanes were among the technological marvels of the early 20th century that made pleasure travel feasible and luxurious, and they are often featured in vintage travel posters. The lithographic poster came into being just as the explosion in pleasure travel was dawning, and this new means of advertising was ideally suited to educate and tempt the consumer. Combining large images and bold text, the vintage travel poster was a uniquely effective medium to inspire travelers to see the world, and posters promoting every mode of transportation and destination became fixtures on the kiosks and the train stations of Europe and America. Vintage travel posters are one of the most popular areas of poster collecting, providing a range of offerings that will suit every pocketbook and interest.
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Travelling is an intriguing affair. The essence of different places, different cultures and people creates some of the most alluring memories. Often people take photographs of the famous monuments, remnants of the age old architecture from the yesteryear and other important facts about the city so that valuable memoirs can be taken back from the foreign place.
For over 25 years Cavallini has been producing the highest quality of gift and stationery products, drawing inspiration from the Cavallini archives. From 19th century anatomical charts to mid-century travel guides, from maps to botanical plates, the collection spans hundreds of years and preserves a vast variety of both everyday ephemera and rare, iconic images. The Cavallini archives are tended by founder Brad Parberry, a collector since childhood. Inspired by a year spent immersed in the culture and art of Italy, Brad began importing art calendars like the one he first purchased in Perugia. Christened after his grandmother's married name, Cavallini was first established in the historic Ferry Building in San Francisco in