Safety, Speed and Comfort in world travel

Posted on: October 6th, 2012 by Mr Roaming 5 Comments

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?

5 Responses

  1. Arnie says:

    Everyone dream of travel pictures in the above images. Awesome!

  2. Craig says:

    I like the way you are covering travel topics Mr Roam. These retro posters bring us back to a time when travel was more civilized and exclusive. Now, it’s all about fighting the security lines and trying to get a better seat in the ever-shrinking leg room situation on the planes.

  3. jen says:

    Great, great, great!! I love them too.

  4. raz says:

    Retro posters are all the rage these days. It seems that every traveler is yearning for those great yesteryears indeed.

  5. Tim says:

    Now, these are glamorous places!

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