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Established in 1924, Imperial Airways played a pivotal role in the development of commercial aviation. It was one of the world's first long-haul airlines, connecting London with far-flung destinations like Cairo, Delhi, and Sydney. Imperial Airways produced a stunning array of travel posters that are celebrated for their artistic excellence and historical significance. These posters typically featured captivating illustrations or photographs of exotic destinations, emphasizing the allure of air travel.


One of the most famous artists associated with Imperial Airways posters is Frank H. Mason. Mason's evocative and picturesque illustrations helped define the airline's visual identity, often featuring idyllic landscapes and romanticized depictions of destinations. Another notable artist is Fred Taylor, who also made significant contributions to Imperial Airways' poster art. Taylor's posters were characterized by their bold and colorful designs, often incorporating a modernist aesthetic that reflected the spirit of the times. Vibrant colors, elegant typography, and a sense of adventure were hallmarks of these posters, enticing travelers to explore the far-flung corners of the British Empire and beyond.



Today, the collectability of quality reproductions of Imperial Airways posters remains strong among both aviation enthusiasts and art collectors. These vintage-inspired artworks now re0imaged and recreated in higher resolutions hold a new historical value, with their investment worth steadily appreciating over time. Owning a piece of Imperial Airways poster art allows enthusiasts to preserve a piece of aviation history while potentially benefiting from its increasing value as a unique investment.



Med. IVR. (Increase in Value). Assured rate increase per annum : 2-5% Cat No: PRI-P1_070

Imperial Ensign

  • Ai reimaged art piece then reformatted for high resolution onto an electronic canvas. Original scale equal to at least 1m (unframed) with approx 12-25mm border.

    Prints: 170-200 gsm. Uncoated Art Paper / Silk. See Limited Editions.

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