1953 Round The World Fly With Pan American Edward McKnight Kauffer
Artist: Kauffer, Edward McKnight
Size (in): 16.25” x 12”
Size (cm): 41.3 x 30.5
Linen backed: No
This vintage original poster by prolific poster artist Edward McKnight Kauffer was issued by Pan Am Airlines in 1953. We know of two versions of this poster and this is the smaller of the two printed “For Insertion In Your Special Plastic Frame” across the top edge.
American-born Kauffer’s long career in graphic design began in Great Britain where his clients included the London Underground and the Shell Oil Company among others. At the outbreak of the Second World War Kauffer returned to the United States where his skill was deployed to create several wartime posters in support of the Allied cause. This post-war poster retains some of the Modernist style elements associated with Kauffer’s earlier poster work and utilizes geometrical forms, clouds and planet Earth to invite the viewer to Round The World Fly With Pan American - World’s Most Experienced Airline.
The vintage original poster retains rich color and displays nicely with no tape or pinholes and only moderate handling wear including some creasing to the upper left hand corner and a couple faint scuffs. Overall condition is very good.