The Art of Advertising: Vintage Travel Posters From Around the Middle East

Before the technological advances of the digital age, ads were hand-painted or illustrated and printed using offset lithography, with each design signed by the artist; it was a lengthy and complicated process, but the results were well worth the trouble.

These stunning posters take us back to a time when travel was still a novel concept for most and people were still making the switch from traveling by land and sea, to traveling by air. Airlines were popping up left right and center, and funky ads like these right along with them.

Nowadays these ads have become highly collectible pieces of the past, carrying with them a little slice of a different world, a slower world.

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