Thursday, July 30, 2009
Vintage Travel Posters ~ #5 In A Series
This is the oldest and the last of the Italian travel posters in this series. This colorful, vibrant Art Nouveau lithograph poster was made to attract visitors to Livorno's resort season 1901 Exposition, featuring local arts and industries. This was a local effort,not produced in conjunction with any national tourist board. The artist is Leonetto Cappiello, who was a commercial artist of wide renown. This was printed in Milan by the famous G. Ricordi & Co. who did so much to promote young musicians of the day.