Exploring the Art of Vintage Travel Posters

By May 14, 2015 March 15th, 2017 Artwork, Fine Art, Nature, Scenic, Sports, Travel

The look of the vintage travel posters from early 20th Century appeals to me. My grandfather was a commercial artist in California, so maybe it stems a little bit from that. I also grew up in a creative and artistic family (my sister and I would often get prizes for our costumes in town parades). While I like to draw and paint, photography became my passion.

Because of this background, I’ve always wanted to something more artistic with my photos. Of course, I like most of them the way they are, but there’s been a yearning to do something more, something a little different. A few weeks ago, the idea came to me (I don’t remember exactly how) to try turning some of my photos into vintage-style travel posters.

I’m not really one to get overly consumed in projects, but this one did just that. I think about it as I’m trying to go to sleep, when I wake up in the middle of the night, and any time my mind isn’t actively engaged on something else. It’s been a process in learning the style and how to get that look using my photos.

I started out using Photoshop because I’m comfortable with it and can do quite a bit with it. However, I wasn’t always able to do exactly what I wanted. On a whim, I decided to try Adobe Illustrator. Years ago I used it a little, although not enough to become that efficient. I just love the latest version. It’s amazing!

The look has come along way since I started. However, I still need to do some refining and learning to get them even better. Here are a few of the ones I feel are more or less completed. I’ll be adding more regularly. You can order prints of these and more (as I get them up) here.

Please let me know what your thoughts, comments, or suggestions. I always like feedback!


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Della Dornbusch
Della Dornbusch

Do you sell these posters? Looking to purchase the Acadia National Park piece. If so, how much and what is it’s size.

Julie Ann
Julie Ann

Very cool!

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