Air France

This poster ad for Air France dates from 1950, in the early days of mass commercial aviation. Back then flying was fashionable. People would often dress up for the occasion, and whilst accessible to more ordinary people than ever before, aviation was still considered a luxury good. This ad speaks to a spirit of optimistic cosmopolitanism after the war years, showing a plane flying over a map in the process of unfurling itself to the excited eyes of a traveller.

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This original print was published in a periodical from 1950.

We do not sell reproductions. Your art comes with a certificate of authenticity.

This original print was published in a periodical from 1950.

Your art comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Details

Year

1950

Illustrator

Air France brand

Type

Framed advert

Size

24.5 × 31.5cm | 9"44 x 12"2

Item #

131

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Frame Specifications

Size: 32.7 × 42.7cm or 12.87″ x 16.81″

Frame material: anodised aluminium

Color: black

Glass: “float”

At VAA we deploy modern technology to preserve these antique illustrations. The uniquely hard-wearing frames we use are designed in Switzerland; their durability results from the process of anodising. Anodising is a surface treatment which protects and decorates aluminium using an anodic oxidation process. As a result of this, these frames are especially resistant to corrosion and heat, protecting this vintage art from wear and tear.
We frame each illustration ourselves in our workshop in Lausanne, Switzerland. The float glass we use is crystal clear with a very flat surface and carefully polished edges. The frames are 32.7 × 42.7cm (12.87″ x 16.81″). The result? We present you with a period illustration- a genuine antique- enclosed by a frame of the highest quality. In this way, we like to think we’re bringing modern technology and antique artistry together.

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