Original travel poster for the Dutch airline company KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines, designed around 1950 by Joop Van Heusden.
Original travel poster for the Dutch airline company KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines, designed around 1950 by Joop Van Heusden. It bears the slogans "The Flying Dutchman" and "Maintaining a Fine Tradition" used by KLM throughout the middle of the 20th century: the work evokes the folklore of the Dutch seagoing ship always on the move to compare it to the company's transcontinental flights.
Heudsen is the creator of numerous advertising posters for Royal Dutch Airlines. This work is reminiscent of the genre of figurative painting known as Marine, whose Flemish tradition took place in the 16th century and was at the heart of the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century.
KLM is the oldest airline still operating under its original name to date (even after the Air France-KLM merger in 2003).
|KLM The Flying Dutchman
|Country of the poster
|Joop H. van Heusden
|Actual size (inches)
|59,5 x 99,5