Poster design has made an incredible resurgence as digital designers have rediscovered the joys (and pains) of working with silkscreen and ink. Many of today's designers consider the posters done for Disneyland as some of the best created in the United States during the mid-20th Century, but few may realize that the Disneyland poster tradition is derived from the travel industry, who created posters as a way to entice potential tourists to faraway destinations that they may have only seen glimpses of in black and white films or books.
Maui-based Pacifica Island Art has an impressive collection of travel poster images from now-defunct airlines like Pam Am, TWA, and Braniff depicting destinations across the globe, but the images created to promote Hawaiian travel are some of the most beautiful.
Each of the images is available in five sizes ranging from 9 inches x 12 inches to 20 inches x 26 inches and can be purchased either as posters or giclée art prints.
$9.98-$59.98, depending on size and quality
See all the Vintage World Travel Posters at IslandArtStore.com
Note: Any fans of Disneyland posters will want to see this United Airlines poster depicting the Jungle Cruise, which I don't think I've seen before.