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Travel Back in Time: Come Fly With Me

PA0495_1_m  The romantic notion and thrill of travelling by plane may be over for most of us but the allure is captured in many of the old advertising posters. This “then and now” look at air travel compares the messages and styles of some of our original vintage airline posters with some from the same companies today to show how print-based advertising has changed over the years.

American-6  “The legend is back” – to evoke a feeling of nostalgia, American Airlines recently launched an advertising campaign using well-known celebrities from the 1950s and today:

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…compared with these posters advertising travel to Paris (1950s) and Australia (1970s) by American Airlines:

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The messages are clear – this trend of combining a look to the past as well as future hope can been seen in United’s return to its “fly the friendly skies” slogan, Aeroflot’s upgrade to glamour through its ranking as “Europe’s most elegant cabin crew” in 2013 and LOT’s recent campaign as “the most modern airline in Europe”:

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PA0434_1_m  (1950s)

…from this amusing cartoon style ad, “if only I flew by LOT” (1958), to this striking image and bold statement:

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Meanwhile, SAS (Scandinavian Airlines System) and KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) have shifted up a couple of technological notches from more traditional art and photography during the 1950s and 1960s to embrace today’s digital age:

SAStravel-point-and-fly-600-98836 (2012)

SASairline-company-wider-seats-small-94507 (2002)

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KLMair-france-klm-advert-large  (2011)

KLMad100full  (2002)

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“The Gay Gateway” – active both on social media and as a supporter of the LGBT community, KLM created an online game in 2014 that offered players a chance to win two economy comfort flights. In 2010 their play-to-win campaign offered flights to “the world’s proudest festivals” as part of its sponsorship of Sweden’s Stockholm Gay Life Award. Turn back the clock half a century to perhaps a different meaning and we have an SAS stewardess serving customers Copenhagen, Europe’s Gay Gateway, on a dish:

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Major events have also been used to entice people to show their support of their country by flying with their national carrier. The recent Summer Olympics in London (2012) and Winter Olympics in Sochi (2014) brought us some creative advertising posters from companies such as KLM and Austrian Airlines that contrast, for example, with this more traditional mid-century artistic depiction of Paris:

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Sign of the times – you may be wondering by now why we’ve chosen only a small selection of airlines when we’ve got some great BOAC, Swissair, TWA etc. posters listed on our website. This is because we’ve remained focused on airlines that are still in existence today for a more direct comparison. However, we feel we can make an exception for Dobrolet, a Russian airline founded in 1923 that was consolidated with other Soviet aviation organisations to become Aeroflot in 1932. Earlier this year, the company was relaunched as Aeroflot’s low-cost carrier but a notice on their website currently states that their flights are currently suspended due to recent EU sanctions:

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Summer Sunshine

Take a break and enjoy the heat wave! Pour yourself a cool drink, relax and browse our collection of colourful and bright original vintage posters from around the world at www.AntikBar.co.uk, including this sunny selection:

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PT0521_1_m   PT0163_1_m

PT0372_1_m   PT0104_1_m

PT0529_1_m  PT0461_1_m

PT0310_1_m   PT0508_1_m

PT0474_1_m   PA0705_1_m

PS0285_1_m   PT0290_1_m

PT0276_1_m   PA0529_1_m

PT0455_1_m   PA0078_1_m

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Original Vintage Cycling Posters

Cycling is enjoyed by millions of people around the world, whether simply as a means of getting from A to Z or for keeping fit. Since its invention in the 1800s, the humble bicycle has been the subject of many cycling posters, from the promotion of safer cycling to advertising events such as the Tour de France. Riding a bike is undoubtedly a liberating and healthy sport that can be enjoyed by the whole family. For those looking to improve their mood and general lifestyle, it’s also a good alternative to being stuck inside a train carriage during the rush hour commute to work. 

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We stock a variety of original vintage posters which, like cycling itself, are very eco-friendly. These posters represent a moment in time and would look great on the wall of any keen cyclist’s home or office, as well as making an ideal gift for an enthusiast. Original vintage posters are also collectible items that are recognised as a sound art investment to be enjoyed as they appreciate over time. 

In the inspiring words of the Sherlock Holmes novelist, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930): “When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.” 

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Below is a selection of original vintage cycling posters available to purchase online from our website with worldwide delivery. Visit our home page at www.AntikBar.co.uk to search by product (sport, advertising, travel), country or keyword to browse the whole selection. Please contact us if you have any specific requests or queries. 

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PS0252_1_m   PS0182_1_m

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PA0059_1_m   PT0094_1_m

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This feature was originally published on our new original vintage cycling posters page. Please visit our website at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse all our original vintage posters – cinema, travel, advertising, sport, war and propaganda. You can also follow us on:

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The Perfect Gift!

   Give something more unique this Christmas and New Year that’s sure to delight: original vintage posters — the perfect gift and the present with a future!

Original vintage posters make ideal presents for family, friends, clients and colleagues as they can be chosen to fit a person’s hobby, childhood memory, work, travel or other interest within any size or budget requirements (prices range from under £50 to a few thousand). The variety of subjects and styles make them adaptable to any interior design, from traditional to contemporary, and they are a great way to add colour and an individual statement in any room of the home, office, playroom or holiday retreat. Original vintage posters are also highly collectible and are widely recognised as a sound art investment. As antique and vintage items, they are naturally eco-friendly.

       

    Spain via Iberia    Take the Bovril Home

I'll Carry Mine Too    Le Baby Skooter   Bally

Salmson Comfort    Salmson Precision    Salmson Elegance

Englishman    Skiing Christiania    Live and Let Die

Danish Ballet    Futbol    High Jump

1961 24 du Mans    Psycho    St Moritz

Jungfraujoch    Staggered Travelling   Cimborak

There are, of course, lots of other posters listed at www.antikbar.co.uk to browse for more ideas and inspiration. Poster-related articles from the press (Antiques Trade Gazette, Financial Times, BBC etc.) and auction reviews are listed on the News & Events page. 
 
 
About Us: AntikBar is a London-based online business specialising in original vintage posters covering a variety of subjects – travel, advertising, sport, cinema, war and propaganda – from around the world, mainly from the late 1800s to 1970s. We attend fairs and events throughout the year and offer worldwide delivery, collection advice, consultancy and search on demand services for both individual clients and interior designers. 
 
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