The Art of Travel Posters
Updated: Mar 29
Canada Post / Poste Canada has done itself proud with a commemorative 5-stamp set of vintage Canadian travel posters. Their June 9, 2022 issue date celebrated the emergence of post-covid travel. What better way than highlighting a golden age of commercial illustration with some stunning examples of art deco design?
Ii was only recently that I spotted this set in our local post office. I've always admired the fine detail of stamp designs from my younger days of learning about the world by collecting stamps from everywhere. At the time it seemed odd that the largest, most beautiful stamps came from the smallest countries. But that was before I realized that image is everything and stamps were international advertising.
I liked the romantic aura of these new Canadian stamps and decided to put together a tabletop still life to showcase them. Here's how I did it.
© Gary Crallé 2023