Travel art archive

Get me a ticket for an aeroplane…. Graphic Design from the 1920s and 1930s in Travel Ephemera . Amazing collection of posters, road maps, steamship and airline timetables, (more timetables here), post cards, luggage labels (more labels here and here), brochures and more. Seeing this stuff makes me wish I had been born seventy-five years earlier (and with an obscene amount of money.) (Warning: the site is seriously painful to look at, but the content’s good. Link via Coudal.) [MetaFilter]

I love stuff like this, as anyone who’s seen my apartment knows. I can’t even begin to look at this right now, though. And, yeah, the site design is painful, but the ad reproductions are beautiful.