Three ocean liners atop abstract globe; blue, green, white, yellow
Three ocean liners atop abstract globe; blue, green, white, yellow

Italia - Cosulich - Lloyd Triestino - Adria, 1936
This dramatic poster was created a year after Cassandre's famous Normandie, and continued the artist's 10 year plus string of blockbuster works that would define the Machine Age poster. The image was created for a large Italian line made larger by a new acquisition, hence the tag line "The Italian Line to the entire world". The poster echoes this theme graphically, with three Art Deco styled ocean liners speeding from the top of a giant globe. As in the Normandie Poster, Cassandre exploits Surrealism by playing with scale - this time emphasizing the size of the globe (not the ships) to indicate the vast expanse of its network. Visually arresting in an unexpected way, it lives up to Cassandre’s maxim that a poster must communicate like a telegram, capturing attention immediately to a succinct and powerful message.
27.6'' x 39.4'' / 70 x 100 cm
Lithograph | Backed on Linen
ID# ITP25800
$6,001 to $10,000
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