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The International Poster Gallery Showcases Mad Men Era Design

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Each year, International Poster Gallery celebrates the warm weather with a dreamy Summer Show, and this year's exhibit, "Timeless Journeys," is sure to inspire more than a little wanderlust.

The collection of over 50 pieces showcases vintage posters from travel's golden age and mid-century modern mainstays Pan Am and Air France, as well as other travel items like hotel shipping labels, which, although much smaller, pack as much of an artistic punch as the larger works.

The show's token image is a quintessentially summery 1939 Pan-Am poster advertising the airline's San-Francisco-to-Hawaii overnight flight. The trip ran a breakneck 20 hours and boasted on-board gourmet meals, dressing rooms, and bunk beds—and pretty darn good people watching, we imagine.

The poster will run you upwards of $10,000, but the exhibit, which runs from July 14 through September 2, is free. Soak up as much sun and inspiration as you can while dreaming of jaunts to Paris, Rome and Cairo, or keep your imagination close to home with the 1939 New York World Fair poster.—Renata Certo-Ware
· Timeless Journeys [International Poster Gallery]

International Poster Gallery

205 Newbury Street Boston MA