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.

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Data sheet

Height
22.6 "
Width
15 "

Vintage travel poster by Toni Mella 1950 - Aeromaritime UAT Lion

€1,200.00

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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