The World Travel Collection - ADG's Mission to Canvas the World in Vintage Poster Art!
Currently home to 296 original and unique poster designs, the World Travel Collection by Anderson Design Group is an assortment of colorful and unique renderings of popular travel destinations across the planet. Our team of poster artists here at the ADG studio store decided to launch the collection back in 2010, with the initial goal to create a handful of vintage travel posters of our favorite international destinations. When possible, we like to visit places to shoot photos and experience the culture. Of course, we can't possibly do that for every one of our travel poster designs—but when possible, it sure adds a lot to the design process and the end-result! (Below is a photo of the entire Anderson family on a trip to France.)
Shortly into the design and illustration process, the founder of Anderson Design Group, Joel Anderson (far right in photo above), had the great idea of, "Why don't we create a unique and original travel poster for every country in the world?" Jaws dropped. Eyes bugged out. Keep in mind that there are about 200 countries in the world! Wow! It was the idea of ideas. It was probably the best idea of all of 2010! No art group had ever done it before, had ever created a unique piece of wall art for every country in the world...
We got right to work, and since we've often come across countries that we felt inspired to create multiple pieces for, we're now at 296 unique designs, and we still have Africa and parts of Eurasia to canvas! Below is a collage of the first few World Travel poster designs we produced, focusing on Australia.
A Look at the Collection So Far
Our in-house poster artists create about two to four new designs for the World Travel Collection every month, so this beautiful assortment of artwork is always growing. We won't stop until we've created a unique travel art design for every country in the world, (even if we get sidetracked when we fall in love with a particular country and want to create a dozen designs for it!)
Here are some of the regions we've already covered:
Central America. With its deep, verdant rain forest jungles, white sand beaches, tropical waters, great food, ancient temples, and diverse culture, there was no lack of inspiration in creating artwork for Central America. You can find original poster designs for Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama, Belize, Mexico, and others in the World Travel Collection.
South America. Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, these countries and others are depicted in the World Travel Collection, from the snow-capped peaks of the Andes to the tropical rain forests of the Amazon.
North America. Canada, our neighbor to the North, was honored with at least two-dozen unique poster designs in our World Travel Collection, and we even created a few special posters for iconic landmarks and travel destinations here in the U.S. (You can find a treasure trove of other U.S. travel posters in the American Travel Collection!)
Europe. Ah, Europe. A favored travel destination for millions of visitors each year, our talented poster artists created vintage travel art for the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and many others.
Australia and Oceania. More recently, our poster art team created a beautiful assortment of unique designs and poster prints for Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, East Timor, and more.
Why Travel Art?
Vintage travel art by Anderson Design Group is inspired by the Golden Age of Travel Posters, the travel art and ad art used to encourage folks to travel during the early and mid-1900s. These beautiful designs not only allow you to celebrate your cherished memories from international trips, but they can also serve to inspire you for journeys you have yet to take. And through it all, each vintage-style poster carries a nostalgic emotion, a time-honored and classical poster design style that our poster artists have preserved and maintained.
It may have been almost a century ago that vacation agencies and commercial travel companies made travel posters popular, but ADG poster artists maintain the iconic look of vintage travel art through their unique designs.
Collect a poster for each place you've visited, or build a "Wanderlust Wall" of all the places on your bucket list. With each original design from the World Travel Collection available as an art print, gallery-wrapped canvas, canvas banner, metal sign, notecard, postcard, or framed postcard, we really do offer a world of possibilities!
Regions of the World We Have Yet to "Canvas"
We are currently working on Asia and the Middle East. Next up, we'll create an original poster design for every country in Africa! And even once we finish creating travel art for every country in the world, this collection will likely never be "complete."
Every time we hear about a popular travel destination, cultural icon, landmark, historic site, or incredible natural feature, no matter what country it's in, (even if it's in a country we already covered, for example), we go back and hand-render a vintage travel poster of that particular destination, icon, landmark, or historic site.
So be sure to check back on the World Travel Collection each month to see the new additions! And if 296 original illustrations seem like a bit too much to sift through, we hand-picked our top, best-selling and most popular World Travel designs and placed them in our Best Sellers Collection. Follow the mouse clicks of happy customers and click on over to the Best Sellers to see which World Travel poster designs earn the most attention!
Until next time, happy decorating and happy wanderlust dreaming!
Anderson Design Group Writing Staff