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|Designer:||Walther, Jean (1910–1968)|
|Dimensions:||100 x 62.5 cm. (39.4 x 24.6 in.)|
|Country of main focus:||Benelux|
The Swiss graphic artist Jean Walther moved to Amsterdam in 1934 and would leave for the United States at the beginning of the Second World War. He was a student of Cassandre and adopted his sleek, objective style. Walther's shipping, aviation and railway posters reflected the power and speed of transportation.
On the poster for holiday tickets, which first appeared in 1936, an express steam locomotive of the NS 3900 series is the main motive. It has characteristic smoke deflectors. The almost frontal view was probably inspired by the famous French Exactitude poster, created by Pierre Fix-Masseau in 1932.
In great condition, just some dirt stains.
Source: retours.eu / Arjan den Boer