Fly to Australia: B.O.A.C. and Q.E.A. Vintage Travel Poster by John Bainbridge
The artist (John Bainbridge) was born 1919 in Sydney, Australia, died 1978.
- Educated; Swinbourne Art School, Melbourne, Australia;
- Educated; National Gallery School, Melbourne, Australia;
John Bainbridge started his career as an artist in Australia. He exhibited there widely, whilst working as the art director at the National Theatre in Melbourne. He moved to England in 1945, where he worked as an exhibition, theatre set and costume designer, a poster artist and documentary filmmaker. In 1959 he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Industrial Artists.
John Bainbridge also designed posters for London Transport 1953-1957.
The text in the poster says;
Fly to Australia
BOAC & QEA
British overseas Airways and Corporation in association with Quantas Empire Airways limited.
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