Air France is best thought of as a commercial airline taking passengers to destinations throughout France, Europe, and the world. Over the period from 1940 to the mid 1980’s they created a wealth of posters that are highly sought after as the images portrayed wonderful destinations of Air France for passengers. In this image created by Jean Colin, they are promoting their package service that is “ As quick as a letter by air.” With the vision of the train in the background, they are claiming that they can ship ship packages much faster than the services of their competitors, the railways.
Jean Colin was a French artist born in Paris in 1912. After completing military service, he began to work for Raymond Gid, especially in the areas of advertisement, book design and political propaganda. In 1951 Colin, and others, had the idea of forming an association for graphic designers, which led to the founding of the Alliance Graphique Internationale in Paris in 1952 with 65 members.
Until 1960, Colin travelled around Europe and the USA and received numerous awards for his work.Jean Colin designed over 300 posters, which were often humorous and featured harmonious colouring. Among the brands he created advertising for were Cinzano, Marchal, Shell, Perrier, Contrexéville and EDF.
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