Monday, June 2, 2008

Amtrak's Art Deco Acela Ads

I'm in New York today for work. I take the train here from Boston, I love it - puts me to sleep every time.

I also really like the posters Amtrak has all over Penn Station advertising the Acela Express. They are graphic and art deco inspired. They remind me of the WPA National Parks posters from the 1930's and 40's and the ads for the maiden voyage of the Queen Mary. I think they have an air of old school sophistication to them or something, at least thats what they evoke in me, a time when traveling was a privilege.