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Swissair Canada

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Switzerland (made)

  • Date:

    1972 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gerster, Georg (photographer)
    Schultess, Emil (designers)
    Frei, Hans (designers)
    Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour photo offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:

    E.110-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR3

This poster is one of a series showing aerial views of various Swissair destinations throughout the world. Georg Gerster's photographs, based on a design concept by Hans Frei and Emil Schultess, contribute to a sense of seeing the landscape as if from the window of an airplane, thus encouraging in the viewer a desire to travel to the locales shown.

Physical description

"Swissair Canada" Airview of floating timber, British Columbia.

Place of Origin

Switzerland (made)

Date

1972 (made)

Artist/maker

Gerster, Georg (photographer)
Schultess, Emil (designers)
Frei, Hans (designers)
Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.

Materials and Techniques

Colour photo offset lithograph

Dimensions

Height: 101.9 cm, Width: 63.8 cm

Descriptive line

Swissair aviation travel poster

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Timber; Airplanes; Travel

Categories

Prints; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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