Air France Monde Nouveau Poster

France, c. 1981
24 x 39 in (61 x 99 cm)
ID #FF1C-L-06-3x

 "New World" 

This is a wildly patterned poster! A satellite image of the earth forms a rooster, France's national animal. Framing this funky photograph is a mixture of textures, bold paint strokes, and cosmic patterns. 

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 abstractions aerial view Air France Air France Monde Nouveau airlines airplane alice aviation aviation travel c. 1980 collage Earth FR France french landscape medium ocean off linen; very good condition Original plane planet s silk screen size-24x39 space storm travel vintage poster water window