Air France Mediterranèe Poster

France, c. 1981

24 x 39 in (61 x 99 cm)

ID #FF1C-L-05-2X

 This brilliant collaged still life shows a fish, one of the Mediterranean's signature meals, on a platter. The windows behind show a beautiful blue sky with a delicate butterfly. The text on the bottom is perhaps the most wonderful part of this poster -- the chunky type is filled with colorful floral images.  

Year: c. 1981

Artist: Roger Bezombes

Printer: Mourlot

In the early 1970s, Air France commissioned Roger Bezombes to do a series of posters advertising travel with the airline. Bezombes was a multi-media French artist who was known for his vibrantly colored pieces that rivaled the works of the post-impressionists. His quasi-abstract posters are filled with an amazing array of details, from different textures to hidden images. He held an obsession with found objects, creating a new type of collage. Bezombes was talented in many fields — working not only with graphic design, but fashion and sculpting, these mediums often bled into his poster work, forming his own distinct style. 

500-1000 Air France airlines airplane animals aviation c. 1980 collage fish FR France french medium Original plane silk screen size-24x39 travel under-50 vintage poster water