Vintage Airplane Posters Notecards

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These notecards feature beautiful illustrations made for airline posters in the golden age of travel. Posters from 6 different airlines are represented.

The first design lets you peek inside an American Overseas Airlines' Stratocruiser! A division of American Airlines, AOA brought luxury air travel to the skies following WWII, with Boeing's reentry into the commercial market. This detailed illustration showcases the opulent amenities one could expect onboard, such as an extra-wide passenger cabin, lavishly appointed dressing rooms adorned with gold accents, and a grand circular staircase leading to a sophisticated beverage lounge.

Next, meet Arjen Galema, a talented Dutch designer who created this Flying Dutchman poster in the 1930s, intertwining a modern Douglas DC3 plane from KLM Royal Dutch Airline with the legendary ghost ship, the Flying Dutchman. De Vliegende Hollander in Dutch, the ethereal vessel carries a haunting tale that dates back to the late 18th century—a ship doomed to forever traverse the seas without finding a safe harbor. Despite the eerie connotations associated with encountering the phantom ship, KLM fearlessly embraced the legend and prominently featured it in their promotional artwork over the years to great success.

The third design features a stylish 1949 Air France poster with the tagline dans tous les ciels, "In all skies." The designer cleverly spun the Air France winged seahorse logo in the movement of the propeller. The hippocampe ailé, as it's called in French, is a mythical creature with the upper body of a horse and the lower body of a fish.

Next, a poster by Herbert Leupin for Ad Astra, Latin for "to the stars." Founded in 1919 and based in Zurich, Ad Astra Aero was Switzerland's first aircraft manufacturer. Initially established as a flight training school, it expanded its operations to encompass aircraft manufacturing and airline services.

Fifth, launch into the stratosphere with this poster design for SABENA. Belgium's national airline, SABENA is an acronym for the Societé Anonyme Belge d'Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne. This stylish 1938 poster, advertising the the Savoia-Marchetti engine, magnificently conveys the idea of speed and modern technology.

Finally, spot two colorful planes zooming past one another in a 1933 design by Umberto di Lazzaro for Italian Aerial Lines. This airline, with a rich history rooted in the early days of aviation, played a vital role in connecting various destinations across Italy.

Printed by Laughing Elephant in Seattle, WA. Set of 12 blank notecards and envelopes, 2 each of 6 separate designs, packaged in a sturdy keepsake box. Notecards measure 6.25 x 4.5 inches.

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