BOAC Qantas - Australia and New Zealand

  • 13141
  • Maurice Laban
  • 20” x 30”
  • C 1960
  • $1500
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  • This BOAC / Qantas Airlines poster by artist Maurice Laban which advertises travel to Australia and New Zealand features great potency of color and popular Australian landmarks. The focal point of the poster shows a Kangaroo and Koala placed against one another and in the distant right is the Sydney Harbour Bridge, a staple of Australian architecture.
    British freelance illustrator Maurice Laban (1912-1970) created posters during the 1940ís to the 1960ís. Laban is well known for his work on BOAC / Qantas posters, where his illustrations focus on representing the notable sites of each of the countries he was commissioned to illustrate for; whether it be costume, buildings or other national hallmarks. Labanís work is easily identifiable through his use of incredible color intensity made by a utilization of fluorescent opaque inks.
    Qantas Airways (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services) is the most popular airline in Australia, nicknamed The Flying Kangaroo. Founded in 1920, it is the third oldest airline in the world after KLM and Avianca. In 1935 Qantas operated its first overseas passenger flight from Brisbane to Singapore, a four-day trip. Today, Qantas flies to 20 domestic destinations and 21 international destinations in 14 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe.
    This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is linen backed and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all our posters.