21 Magnificent Vintage Ads From The Glory Days Of Airlines - Airows

21 Magnificent Vintage Ads From The Glory Days Of Airlines

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For a 30 year stretch between 1945 and 1975, flying on an airplane was the pinnacle of glamour and luxury. Advertising targeted towards big spenders were deployed as marketing and the art direction and creative force behind most of it was flat out perfect. The message was always elegant, the look was prestigious, and the art was all class. Here's a few of our favorite examples, which are part of the incredible coffee table book Airline Visual Identity 1945 - 1975 by Matthias C. Hühne. It's a behemoth of an art book that justifies the $400 price tag with its beauty and quality.

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