The 1920s through 1939 (the advent of World War II) is known as “the golden age of travel.” And as it happens, it was also the golden age of travel posters.
With trains as a reliable method of transportation, and automobiles becoming an affordable luxury, people across the United States and Europe were able to visit locales they had never seen before. Add the established style of art at the time, the gorgeous Art Deco, and you get an eye-catching, mouth-watering glimpse of exotic places that were finally within your reach.
Now NASA is trying to awaken that same enthusiasm for travel with its own collection of Art Deco posters. Only, these places are currently out of reach. In some cases, far out. Along with JPL, NASA has commissioned a series of travel posters from this solar system and beyond. Check ‘em out.
But those aren’t the only posters we have for you. NASA also releases a poster for each and every space mission—and sometimes, they riff on a beloved sci-fi movie or TV show. Because as we all know, astronauts are geeks too. They’re just better at it. We have six of the best right posters right here.
Which location from the travel posters do you want to jet to the most? (NB: Don’t say Earth. You’ve already been there.)
Courtesy NASA: JPL-Caltech