Pan Am Destination Posters


These beautiful and mysterious Pan Am posters were designed in 1971 by Chermayeff & Geismar. What’s remarkable about these posters — other than the minimal design and the use of Helvetica — is the power of the photography. The simple, sometimes monocromatic, images make a clear statement about the location and inspire the viewer. You can see a few other examples here and here.

DCrit student Frederico Duarte did a little digging and discovered some interesting info about the posters. You can read the story on the Eye Magazine blog and in a feature.        

5 Comments on "Pan Am Destination Posters"

  • bastie says

    reminds me a bit of the flying over europre series done by otl aicher for the german airline lufthansa.

  • I’m getting hot just looking at it. Anyone got water?

  • Nic says

    Beautiful restraint shown. Such an evocative image wouldn’t need anything more.

  • Rob says

    ”The way the world wants to fly”.

  • Kevin says

    I want these blown up and on my wall!