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Le Maroc Map - Morocco

Le Maroc Map - Morocco

ID# 3249
Lucien Boucher
C1950
45.5" x 31"
(116cm x 79cm)
Regular price €2.703,95 EUR
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This poster was created in the early 1950's by the talented designer, Lucien Boucher. Air France had been commissioning Boucher for over 10 years to create a series of maps ( known as planispheres) to show their routes throughout the world. These designs utilized a series of small caricatures of destinations around the globe to attract the viewers eye as well as to depict the destinations of the airline. This particular poster was commissioned by the Moroccan Government to promote tourist travel throughout the country. In it Lucien Boucher cleverly used his style as well as gold metallic ink accents to highlight the interesting areas in Morocco. There is even a hand signed dedication and signature by Lucien Boucher in the lower right corner in the margin that has smudged over time.

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.

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