Recently we have been presenting vintage labels and posters including part one of this vintage travel posters and cards series, Tequila labels, and unique beer labels as a way of exposing yourself to new and different design concepts.
As promised, this part two of vintage travel labels shows details for some inspiring art. It also shows some of the original designs for those wonderful type/picture post cards "wish you were here"!
Once again, while you are browsing these, and on each one -- ask yourself what the designer was thinking... why were the colors selected, what influenced decisions for solid print or transparency; why was that particular visual association made -- and how. AND is it a visual association that will help you in your current design project! Don't forget to send in your ideas and discoveries! ENJOY. . .
WHEN YOU STUDY the wonderfully successful art, design and typography from the past, you can expand your horizons into your own creative design spaces. Study how their type, calligraphy or hand lettering adds to the ambience and impact of their message! Notice how appropriate their selection and application applies to the visual message.
See also :
- Typography & Lettering Design inspiration found in vintage travel posters and tags -- studying vintage labels as a way of exposing yourself to new and different design concepts. Here is another of our favorites -- vintage labels and tags from the travel industry.
- Vintage Art : wonderful tags, cards and cigar labels for decorative reference - One of the favorite sources for 'vintage' art are labels, cards and posters from the 18th century. Here's we're going to look at my favorites from the world of cigar labels. Enjoy!
- Product labeling and packaging study for inspiration and design ideas -- One of the best ways to learn and practice design, typography and illustration is to emulate (not "copy") the works of others. Like this collection of wonderfully unique and rare bottles and bottle labels for Tequila! Here are designs you probably won't find in your local stores
- Getting ideas and design inspiration by looking at unusual beer bottle label designs -- this time we're looking at beer bottle labels and how they can be a source of graphic design inspiration. Enjoy!
GET YOUR CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING
Start a listing of cool things that you've found that give you creative inspiration and jumpstarts. Send them in to share with others. We have two favorite sources for these labels and posters, and you can get copies for yourself very inexpensively:
The 60 Great Travel Posters Platinum DVD and Book set is only $12.95 and brings you vintage posters from the Golden Age of Travel for real artistic inspiration. Royalty-free images showcase the Grand Prix in Monaco, the Cote d' Azure Pullman Express, the New York World's Fair of 1939, and more. Plus, the images can be printed out at poster size and played as a slideshow on a DVD player or computer!
The Old-Time Travel Posters and Luggage Labels CD-ROM and Book is just 15-bucks, and will treat your creative juices with colorful illustrations, brimming with superb design and typography — from Monte Carlo to Pasadena and from Atlantic City to Bangkok. A treasury of lush graphics for commercial artists, designers, scrapbookers, and other hobbyists, these images will also appeal to people in the travel industry. 278 full-color illustrations!
And, thanks for reading