New York by TWA

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    Image courtesy of the L-Dopa Jet Set Modern Collection.

    L-Dopa writes:
    In the late-50s TWA hired an illustrator named David Klein to begin producing a series of travel posters. By the late 60s he had completed more than 100. They were colorful, playful and exciting--exactly what travel was meant to be. Today they represent the quintessential image of the modern travel poster and are highly sought after.

    Thanks Nik!

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    1. JJ San 97 months ago | reply

      Orbitz did a bunch of these in the last couple of years as well -- it looks like they were directly "inspired" by this earlier series.

    2. Telstar Logistics 97 months ago | reply

      I noticed that too, JJ, back when they were running. Thanks for the reminder!

      UPDATE: The similarities might not be a coincidence. I just found an Orbitz press release that says:

      "The 2001 "Visit Planet Earth" campaign introduced Orbitz to the public and was designed to evoke the romance and sophistication associated with air travel of the 1960s. The six-poster art deco advertising series included five paintings commissioned by artists David Klein and Robert Swanson, both famous for print work during the bygone 1960's era. Unfortunately, David Klein recently passed away in December 2005. He is immortalized through one of his famous travel prints, which found a permanent home in The Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

    3. Telstar Logistics 97 months ago | reply

      Another great way to see more of Klein's work is to just search eBay.

      I've also got one of his posters; I'll post a photo ASAP.

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