Thursday, September 29, 2011

1920s Transit Posters

During the 1920s, the Chicago Rapid Transit Company commissioned the city's finest graphic artists to produce advertising posters that encouraged Chicagoans to use rapid transit for more than commuting to work. The images produced beckoned Chicagoans to the city's parks, museums and other urban spots, as well as to more bucolic destinations beyond the city limits.

Many more beautiful examples.

1 comment:

Tracey at Small Bright Pebbles said...

What a classy collection of posters. It's hard to pick a favourite but I do like the Field Museum posters and in particular the one depicting a heron (or similar species) with a small child. This was a magnificent era for illustration in design.