The allure of vintage is inescapable.We came across some vintage travel posters and were instantly smitten by the advertisements issued by Air India.
The adorable and iconic Maharaja was the highlight of Air India advertisements way back in the day and we really wish we could see more of him!
Most of these posters belong to the golden era of 50s and 60s and were produced under the art direction of J. B. Cowasji, Air India Design Studio, Bombay. These simple yet powerful posters had been very successful in providing the national carrier with it’s identity.
These posters boast of humour, an appreciation of classics and bell-bottoms, what’s not to love?
We love the minimalism in these posters. The Maharaja blends in beautifully with his destination.
Elaborately regal yet delicately subdued, these posters for Singapore are in every way a reminder of the city-state.
UNITES STATES OF AMERICA
Air India really hit the mark with these advertisements. We love the puns and lavish cityscapes that make these posters for USA a delight.
Did you know that Frankfurt used to be an Air India hub? No wonder there’s such a celebration in these posters for Germany.
As you can see, this pretty poster won the World’s Best Airline Poster in 1963! Each one of these posters for Paris is a showstopper we say.
Ski lifts and snow capped mountains, everything we love about Switzerland, Air India re-affirms through these beautiful posters.
One of our favourite series of posters. These wonderful, fun advertisements do make Australia seem like the coolest place to be.
The earthiness portrayed in these posters for Africa, are an invitation to the nation’s incredible wildlife and indigenous people.
A focus on history and culture in these gorgeous posters for Bangkok create an instant connection and would certainly have made the wait impossible for any traveller.
The city of Hong-Kong was the place to be in the 60’s. These posters by Air India add a lot to it’s charm.
The wondrous lands in the Middle East were a traveller’s go to destination. With posters as inviting as these, who wouldn’t want to go there?
Oh the things we would do for an evening in Roma! The magnificence and timelessness of the city of romance is captured beautifully in these posters.
With elements of typography and a good dose of humour, these posters for Tokyo are a tribute to Japan’s eccentricities.
This poster was banned when it first appeared. It’s here now and we love it!
Which one of them is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.