Prior to the jet age, when travel was far more exclusive, and the distances between exotic locals were more prohibitive for all but the wealthiest of travelers, the dream of long-distance travel was basically unattainable. This of course made it more desirable and even dreamy. Now Zeitlos, a Berlin based purveyor of vintage design, is opening an exhibition of rare travel posters from the dawn of world travel. Featuring ocean liners, fast (and safe) trains, airplanes and even a few rare zeppelins, the posters remind us of yesteryears, when travel was all about the excitement of the unknown and its boundless possibilities.
On 13 October, the design gallery Zeitlos, in Berlin opens this exhibit titled Safety, Speed, Comfort of 40 exquisite travel posters from 1910s to 1950s from the two private collections of Joachim Apitz and Marc Wegner. I posted here my favorites of this beautiful collection. I dig vintage posters – do you?