Turns out I didn't have to do much research at all to find out who the artist is, and it's almost embarrassing that, being the vintage-lover I am, I didn't know his name. But we all have to learn these things eventually, right? In any case, his name is David Klein, and he pretty much paved the way for that "jet setting" vibe Americans encompassed in the 1950s and 1960s by designing these iconic posters for the Howard Hughes-owned TWA airline.
I've always been one that leans toward the abstract side of art, and scrolling through these designs is so inspiring for me. I love how playful and vibrant they are, and can certainly understand why they gave so many people the itch to travel!
These are the ones I'd like to slowly add to the wall:
To learn more about Klein and see more of his work (including the original art comps of the travel posters), visit his website. And I finally tracked down a site that has a lot of reprints available for purchase, which you can find here.
Which ones are your favorites?