Vintage Travel Posters

The History of Poster Art over the last two Centuries. Part 5

Today we are continuing with our ongoing exploration of the History of Poster Art as it evolved over the last two centuries.  In Parts 1-4 of this Blog we commented on the early history of the poster since the late 1800’s. French artists that worked during the “Belle Epoque” deserve credit for developing this new […]


The History of Poster Art over the last two Centuries. Part 4

Today we are continuing with our ongoing exploration on the History of Poster Art and the development of this art form over the last two centuries. In Part 3 of this Blog I introduced Alphonse Mucha, Eugene Grasset and Théophile Steinlen who were featured in “Maitres de l’Affiche”- a publication that appeared from December 1895 […]


The History of Poster Art over the last two Centuries. Part 3

…..continued from our ongoing exploration on the History of Poster Art over the last two centuries. In Part 2 of this Blog I introduced Jules Chéret, “the father of the modern poster” and his publication “Maitres de l’Affiche”. Next I want to focus on some of the artists that were featured in this publication that […]


The History of Poster Art over the last two Centuries. Part 2

By the 1890s, poster art had widespread usage in other parts of Europe, advertising everything from bicycles to cigarette rolling papers, and bullfights. By the end of the 19th century, during an era known as the Belle Époque, the standing of the poster as a serious art form was raised even further. Between 1895 and 1900, […]


The History of Poster Art over the last two Centuries. Part 1

The modern poster, as we know it, dates back to 1870 when the printing industry perfected color lithography and made mass production possible. Posters have come to be recognized as a vital art form, attracting artists at every level, from painters to theatrical and commercial designers and they have shown a great range of styles. Posters, in the form of […]


New website dedicated to Poster Art

Pacifica Island Art is proud to announce the launch of our new web site dedicated to Poster Art! Please visit us on ClassicVintagePosters.com 


David Klein – Legendary Illustrator and Design Artist

While most of our artwork here at Pacifica is Hawaiian and Island centered, we also collect gems from around the world like Vintage Travel Posters. Before these now highly revered collectible pieces of art were considered ‘vintage‘ they were the visualization for the Golden Age of Travel. When railways stretched across America and Europe, swanky ocean […]