TWA Chicago is a c. 1960 American travel poster designed by Austin Briggs for TWA. The artwork features Chicagoís downtown moveable bridges that date to the early 1900ís. There are a total of 18 bridges constructed between 1902 -1950ís. The design of the bridges is based on axels and counterweight systems uniquely designed in Chicago. Also featured in the artwork is the Wrigley Building, which can be seen on the left-hand side, built in 1924 and still stands as an important landmark of the city.
Austin Briggs (1908-1973) was a commercial artist who created a number of travel posters in the 1950ís -1960ís. He also painted many product advertisements for magazines in the mid-century. Briggs was an accomplished cartoonist who worked on the Flash Gordon syndicated comic strip succeeding creator, Alex Raymond. Along with Norman Rockwell, Briggs was a founder of the Famous Artists School, a correspondence course institute. In 1969, Briggs was inducted into the Society of Illustratorsí Hall of Fame.
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