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1930s Style Travel Poster

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Hi all,

I set myself a few projects in order to learn AD. Here are a couple of Tourist posters made to resemble those lovely 1930s lithograph posters. I hope you like them, although I have to admit, you're unlikely to get the weather these images are conveying...

Kevin

 

 

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Kevin McSherry: Creative. Art  :  Illustration  :  Design
The Studio, 17 Aideen Avenue, Terenure, Dublin 6W.  Ireland
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Love the period, love the style. I think you pretty much nailed the period of the art, as well as the typefaces' appearance.

 

Mike


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Silly me, I uploaded the wrong one...

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Using: Mac OSX El Capitan 10.11.6  on a Mac Mini (late 2014). Wacom Bamboo. Mouse. 

 

Kevin McSherry: Creative. Art  :  Illustration  :  Design
The Studio, 17 Aideen Avenue, Terenure, Dublin 6W.  Ireland
+353 (0)86 247 0737   www.mcsherry.ie

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Simple design but really cool.


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One of the things I like about period travel posters was that there could be complexity in their simplicity. Often the simplest parts was restriction of the color palette even with an incredible amount of clear detail. And it worked the other way too, simple elements with a larger color palette.

 

The link below can take some time to load, but is worth a gander for anyone liking such things. It is a diverse view of 1920s through 1940s travel posters. I have other links, but I return to this one the most.

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/sets/72157618058787787/

 

Mike


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Fine work. The "vintage" poster style remains wonderful.

 

As a BTW, you might like looking at color woodcuts by a fellow named Gustave Baumann, who was active up until 1971. A master of line and shape w. a generally limited palette.


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Thanks for that MikeW -that Boston Library archive is a wonderful resource. Thanks gdnby also; I looked up Gustave Baumann too -what a sense of colour!
@Kaspar-V, The London Underground have commissioned lots of great art for their posters too.

 

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Kevin McSherry: Creative. Art  :  Illustration  :  Design
The Studio, 17 Aideen Avenue, Terenure, Dublin 6W.  Ireland
+353 (0)86 247 0737   www.mcsherry.ie

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