Typography & Lettering Design inspiration found in vintage travel posters and tags TWO

by Fred Showker

graphic design inspiration

Recently we have been presenting vintage labels and posters including part one of this vintage travel posters and cards series, Tequila labels, and unique beer labels as a way of exposing yourself to new and different design concepts.

As promised, this part two of vintage travel labels shows details for some inspiring art. It also shows some of the original designs for those wonderful type/picture post cards "wish you were here"!

Once again, while you are browsing these, and on each one -- ask yourself what the designer was thinking... why were the colors selected, what influenced decisions for solid print or transparency; why was that particular visual association made -- and how. AND is it a visual association that will help you in your current design project! Don't forget to send in your ideas and discoveries! ENJOY. . .

01_Chicago 02_Maine 03_New_England
01_Chicago 02_Maine 03_New_England
04_New_York 05_Brazil 06_Florida
04_New_York 05_Brazil 06_Florida
07_Madrid 08_Mourne 09_Crans_Sierre
07_Madrid 08_Mourne 09_Crans_Sierre
10_Bon_Voyage 11_wish_you_were_here 12_Mourne
10_Bon_Voyage 11_wish_you_were_here 12_Mourne
13_california 14_new_york_central 15_Worlds_Fair
13_california 14_new_york_central 15_Worlds_Fair
15_aerotransport 16_Worlds_Fair 17_exactitude
15_aerotransport 16_Worlds_Fair 17_exactitude

WHEN YOU STUDY the wonderfully successful art, design and typography from the past, you can expand your horizons into your own creative design spaces. Study how their type, calligraphy or hand lettering adds to the ambience and impact of their message! Notice how appropriate their selection and application applies to the visual message.

A second travel gallery will follow this one, stay tuned to the Graphic Design & Publishing Center Gallery! Don't forget to send in your ideas and discoveries!

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GET YOUR CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING

Start a listing of cool things that you've found that give you creative inspiration and jumpstarts. Send them in to share with others. We have two favorite sources for these labels and posters, and you can get copies for yourself very inexpensively:

60 Great Travel Posters posters The 60 Great Travel Posters Platinum DVD and Book set is only $12.95 and brings you vintage posters from the Golden Age of Travel for real artistic inspiration. Royalty-free images showcase the Grand Prix in Monaco, the Cote d' Azure Pullman Express, the New York World's Fair of 1939, and more. Plus, the images can be printed out at poster size and played as a slideshow on a DVD player or computer!

travel posters luggage tags The Old-Time Travel Posters and Luggage Labels CD-ROM and Book is just 15-bucks, and will treat your creative juices with colorful illustrations, brimming with superb design and typography — from Monte Carlo to Pasadena and from Atlantic City to Bangkok. A treasury of lush graphics for commercial artists, designers, scrapbookers, and other hobbyists, these images will also appeal to people in the travel industry. 278 full-color illustrations!

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