United Air Lines - San Francisco

  • 12773
  • Joseph Binder
  • 25” x 40”
  • C 1950
  • $3200
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  • San Francisco is well known as a tourist destination and one of the highlights for a visitor is Chinatown in the heart of the city. The artist Joseph Binder captured the Chinatown in a sunny and relaxed afternoon. A beautiful Chinese style streetlight is standing in the foreground and a green trolleybus is passing by the cross section. This poster was created to promote traveling to San Francisco with United Air Lines.
    United Airlines, Inc., commonly referred to as United, is a major U.S. airline headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.  It is the world's third-largest airline when measured by revenue, after American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. United operates a large domestic and international route network, with an extensive presence in the Asia-Pacific region. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance. United was founded in 1926 as Varney Air Lines and was later known as United Air Lines (UAL). Just prior to the use of the United Airlines name, The Boeing Company operated a predecessor airline.
    Born in Vienna and trained as a painter at the Kunstgewerbeschüle, Joseph Binder's (1898 – 1972) early designs won numerous international competitions that placed his posters in public spaces throughout Europe. A leader in the emerging field of graphic design, Binder felt that posters were "an expression of contemporary civilization reduced to its simplest forms for instantaneous visual communication." In 1933 Binder was invited to serve as a graphic arts lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago, and within the next few years moved to the United States permanently. He won numerous awards for his poster designs, including national competitions sponsored by the Museum of Modern Art, the United States Navy, the United Nations, the Red Cross, and the 1939 New York World’s Fair. – “Smithsonian Art Museum”
    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.