Looking for a way to inject some personality into your home? Our vintage travel posters are the perfect way to do so! With destinations from around the globe, these travel poster prints, and framed wall art from around the world, are from a bygone era. Always popular for those who love adventure, our vintage travel wall art prints remind you of where you have been, or where you want to go next. So why not grab a poster today and start dreaming of your next adventure?
Art that documents our beautiful world
There’s something about vintage travel posters that feels so much more authentic than the advertising we see today. Perhaps it’s because they were produced before brands understood how to exploit social media channels and optimize their logos for high visibility, or perhaps it’s because they lack the unending stream of stock images and selfies that plague our feeds today.
Whatever the reason, there is a real charm to these old posters that have led to a resurgence in this style of art in recent years. Unsurprisingly, collectors will pay top dollar for well-preserved examples of vintage travel art like this, as well as prints with similar themes.
What are vintage travel posters?
Travel art is a collection of prints produced by artists and advertisers that were used to encourage people to take trips all around the world. Artwork that features travel as a theme goes back decades – especially the iconic posters that were used to promote travel by airlines to exotic destinations in the 1920s and 1930s.
These posters often featured beautiful women in exotic costumes, and they were designed to entice viewers to search for adventure in faraway places such as Europe and major cities.
These travel posters have become iconic pieces of art in their own right, and they are collected by people who love vintage posters. These posters can be categorized as travel art, since they promote a destination, albeit in a very stylized way.
Posters featuring cityscapes of London, Bangkok, Edinburgh, New York City, Dubai, and more are the perfect way to express your love of travel.
When was travel art popular?
Travel art emerged as a collection of posters, prints, and other artistic works at the turn of the 20th century. It was a way for advertisers to promote travel to the masses. It’s believed that the earliest travel art was created in France, where it was called “pictorial journalism.” This early art was often very artistic, focusing on landscapes and architecture, rather than the people. The first travel posters appeared in the late 19th century. These were largely black-and-white posters that included information such as train times, ticket prices, and destinations. Travel art really took off in the 1920s and 1930s, when travel to exotic locales was becoming more popular. Many of the posters from this era featured women in exotic costumes.
Why vintage travel prints are great gifts?
Vintage travel prints make excellent gifts for almost anyone. They’re appropriate for people of all ages, no matter what their interests are. You can find travel art that features just about any destination, from tropical islands to ski resorts, from the Great Wall of China to the pyramids of Egypt.
You can also find travel art that focuses on different themes, like adventure, romance, wildlife and more. And you can find travel art that appeals to people who have just about any occupation, too. Teachers, artists, business people, athletes and many others can find travel art that is tailored to their specific interests.
Add some adventure to your home decor
Travel art is a great choice for anyone who has a love of travel. You can find travel art that features just about any destination and that focuses on just about any theme, making it easy to find a piece that’s perfect for any loved one. If you’re a collector who enjoys vintage posters, or if you’re looking for a special gift for someone, then vintage travel art is a great choice.