Vintage travel poster - Toni Mella - 1960 - Aeromaritime UAT Lion - 22.6 by 15 inches

This original travel poster was commissioned by the UAT airline in the ‘50s. It’s a Darboy-Paris lithography designed by the painter and illustrator Toni Mella (1907 - 1984). The UK-born artist graduated from the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs in Paris and earned a reputation as a successful Lieutenant in the Free French Forces as well as for designing the Cross of Liberation. This poster is part of a series promoting African destinations. At the time, the company was flying to French West Africa, French Equatorial Africa and the Far-East. Toni Mella was inspired by the African savannah and its wildlife. The Lion’s fine features are drawn on a golden canvas with various earthy tones. UAT was one of the first airlines to fly jet-powered aircrafts such as the “Comet 1”, which is depicted flying over the lion, epitomising the company’s modernity and asserting it as one of the world’s leading airlines.


Data sheet

22.6 "
15 "

Vintage travel poster by Toni Mella 1950 - Aeromaritime UAT Lion


Original vintage travel poster realised by Toni Mella Circa 1950, Aeromaritime UAT Lion

Printed by : Imp. Darboy-Paris

Type of print : Lithographie

Size : 22.6 x 15 inches

Linen backed

Condition B+

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