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.

7 comments:

Elizabeth said...

You have such an excellent eye for the charming and hisotical.
Loved your Christmas post below.

steven said...

hello! the poster series is exquisite! i love looking at old travel posters and i'd have to say that the san remo, and naples posters would be way high up on the "oh my" list but the assisi poster would be the one to receive the "wow" award!!! thanks for sharing. steven

Sweet Repose said...

Beautiful...would make me head to the coast...

Tracy said...

Just love those Art Nouveau period posters...they are alive! Very fun and informative post. Happy Day :o) ((HUGS))

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love Art Nouveau and these posters are so beautiful - they are meant to be fairly transitory I suppose - but they have a lasting beauty.

Eryl Shields said...

Gorgeous, now I'll have to go back and look at the rest of the series.

Crafty Green Poet said...

that's a very vibrant poster!