Corsica is a land of rugged and dramatic beauty, and this c1950 poster does a great job highlighting that. As viewers, we peek through a cave opening to see the port revealed, full of sunshine. This poster was commissioned by French shipping line, CGT (Companie Generale Transatlantique), so it makes sense that one of the few things we can spot is one of their large ships pulling into the harbor.
Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (CGT) was commonly called "The French Line" abroad. The company began as a shipping company in the mid-1800s and survived both World Wars. Once air travel began to rise, its passenger services declined. By the 1970s, GCT had merged with other French ocean liners companies.
Edouard Collin (1906-1983) created this striking poster around 1950. Collin began his artistic career at the renowned Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris. He was the artistic director for CGT from 1950 -1959, and created many wonderful posters for the company. He also designed the ships' menus, schedules, and many other design elements.
This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition.
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