Roger Broders had a pretty good job, one imagines; paid by the Paris Lyon Mediteranée rail company to travel from the glamorous resorts of the French Riviera to the ski resorts of the Alps, painting the landscapes and holiday-goers into vibrant travel posters. The Parisian-born illustrator captured the luxury and excitement of travel as we imagine it between the 1920s and ’30s.
Now some of the most avidly collected of all travel posters, Broders’ designs have the power to make us wish we could not only travel to the places he painted, but to the era.
The first potser today for Antibes shows where Tynemouth was coming from (sort of!)
The second two are just glorious
What we have here is a sense of style and an appreciation of the art deco silhouette which simply punches far more than its British counterpart. Add this to a fine use of colour and incredible locations and subject matter and it is no surprise that Broders is held so high within poster collecting circles.