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Aer Lingus, by Abram Games, 1950s

Aer Lingus, by Abram Games, 1950s


A RARE and ingenious original vintage 1950s poster for the Irish airline Aer Lingus in the highly distinctive style of the leading English designer Abram Games (1914-1996).

102cm x 64cm

Some minor creasing, otherwise very good. 
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Best known for his wartime and postwar work for British public bodies such as London City Council and the War Office, Games had a motto: ‘Maximum meaning, minimum means’. This poster illustrates that approach brilliantly, conjuring up a passenger aircraft and identifying a list of destinations with the bare minimum of artwork. The printer is Browne & Nolan of Dublin and the poster is not dated. Aer Lingus, founded in 1936, was expanding its European operations in the 1950s. The aircraft depicted by Games here is probably a Vickers Viscount.  

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