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Original Air France Planishere Poster Map 1959 by Lucien Boucher

Air France Map - Blue Pink

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$2,400
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$2,400
1959
42.75" x 29.5" - 109cm x 75cm
1092

Created in 1959 by the artist Lucien Boucher , Air France Map - Blue Pink is one of a series of eight posters commissioned by Air France. These "Planispheres" were first produced in 1934 and documented Air France's ever expanding travel routes. Boucher created many of the Planispheres from 1934 to 1962 with increasing sophistication. In some he incorporated constellations and zodiacs. Many featured small local scenes from various countries in order to demonstrate the variety of destinations reached by Air France at that time. These posters were usually distributed to travel agents around the world as promotional items. The fine detail and colorful artwork make these maps highly desirable to collectors.

Lucien Boucher (1889-1971) was a French graphic designer and illustrator most known to collectors for his many beautiful Air France travel posters.
Boucher got his start as a cartoonist for the French humor magazine, Le Rire before moving into product and cinema poster design. He experimented in Surrealism, as well as Art Deco in his early advertising.

Boucher's unique mid-century painting style combines his Art Deco influence and traditional painting to offer a fresh look for advertising. His body of work for Air France is well regarded by collectors as a leader in the mid-century style. Among these artworks are Boucher's series of "Planispheres," which depicted the ever-expanding travel routes of the Air France airline. He completed the series of Planispheres from 1934-1962, continually developing the imagery with a fresh approach.

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.



Lucien Boucher was a French illustrator and posterist. Early in his career, he worked for the French humor magazine, Le Rire, before moving on to his main occupation in the poster industry. His artworks appeared in both film and advertising, of which he is best remembered for this series of world maps for Air France.

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.