This charming 1952 poster by Herve Baille (1896-1974) is one of a series commissioned by Air France to show their routes around the world. The artist depicts the charm, history, and weather that can be enjoyed by booking a tailored travel experience through Air France. These posters were usually distributed to travel agents around the world as promotional items. The fine detail and colorful artwork are truly eye catching.
Air France was formed in 1933 through a merger of several smaller international companies. These smaller airlines had already built extensive networks across the world, and when combined under the Air France umbrella they created an exciting accessibility to fliers. Air France remains one of the most highly regarded international airlines, servicing 78 countries around the world. It served as France's primary national flag carrier for seven decades prior to its 2003 merger with KLM.
Posters have always been essential to Air France’s communications. It has one of the greatest collections in the world with over 1500 posters created by the most famous illustrators. Air France posters are usually striking, with few words, and depict destinations as dreamlike and air travel as making those dreams come true.
This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.