Beachroad Magazine look back at some Arabian themed posters from the good old days. Vintage Posters were the original form of advertising. These colorful images were pasted in public places to advertise a product or event and were never intended to last hundreds of years. Their artists and printers knew that they would be rained on, torn down and covered up.
Advertising posters first emerged in the late 19th century when French artist Jules Chèret discovered the technique of lithographic colour printing allowing him to reproduce posters at speed and with a quality comparable to the original artwork.
Travel posters not only advertised travel destinations, they were used by hotels, airlines, railroads and tourism companies to represent themselves to the public and considered works of art, ranging in style from art nouveau to mid-century modern.
Railroads, ocean liners and airplanes, the technologic marvels of the early 20th century, inspired pleasurable and luxurious travel, and gave people the freedom to explore the world. This sparked the “Golden Age of Travel” which lasted until the outbreak of World War II.