Offset lithography, to date back about 1948-1949
Design: Paul Colin (1892-1986). Signed in the poster 'Paul Colin' bottom right
Print: Imprimerie Courbet, Rue de Charonne, Paris - Editions "Transatlantique" - Printed in France
Dimensions: 100 cm high x 61 cm wide
Condition a: very light signs from rolling, small imperfections peculiar to the offset printing (including small stain next to the chimney) otherwise integral intact
Shipping: rolled up in a sturdy tube with track and trace or via Bpost World / by registered post
The French Line commissioned Paul Colin in 1937 to create this poster depicting the famous 'Normandie' - liner in response to the airlines encroaching on transcontinental travel. After the war, in 1948-1949, printer Courbet S.A. in Paris, re-issued the poster.
The image of the ship emphasizes stability, safety, comfort, style and luxury of an ocean liner as indicated by the massive proportions of the ship. Note the clever use of the French national colours in vertical 'waves': the ocean liner with its huge, impressing bow dominates this striking image.
Paul Colin (June 27 1892 in Nancy, France - June 18 1985 in Nogent-sur-Marne) was one of France’s greatest poster artists.
Made famous in 1925 by his poster for the Revue Nègre, which helped to launch the career of Josephine Baker (who became his mistress), he worked for over forty years in the theatre, creating not only posters but also numerous sets and costumes.
Very Art deco at the outset, his style quickly became highly personal and impossible to categorize: the synthetic accuracy of his portraits, the evocative force of his posters for grand causes so marked him as a master of visual communication that his work today remains relevant and fresh. Considered as a master of the modern school of poster art, he created over 1400 posters and many theatrical set and costume designs.
- Paul Colin
- Titre de l’affiche
- French Line / Compagnie Générale Transatlantique
- Années 1940
- Art appliqué (design), Drapeaux, Maritime, Navires, Publicité, tourisme, Transport, Vacances saisonnières
- Pays d’origine
- A (excellent - état neuf)
- 100×61 cm