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Publisher: BOUCHER, L.
Title: AIR France [Planisphère Air France Zodiac].
Published in: Imprimerie Perceval, Paris, 1953
   
Size: 23.4 x 37.6 inches.
59.5 x 95.5 cm.
Colouring:

In printed colours.
Condition: Chromolithography. Mint condition. Signed in the plate in the lower right corner. Mint. Linen backed.
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A double-hemisphere celestial map with the constellations of the zodiac in gold and the others in turquoise, set against a sky of navy blue, both with the major stars marked. At the bottom is a globe with Air France's routes radiating from Paris and two aero planes circling. In the upper cusp is a winged hippocampus (a winged horse with a fish's tail), a logo used by the airline since 1933. In the four corners are winged wind-heads.

Lucien Boucher (1889-1971), known as 'Monsieur Planisphere' because of his witty maps, produced posters for Air France nearly thirty years. This is a fine example of his work, portraying his adept use of colour. This zodiac double hemisphere is an iconic surrealist embodiment of the golden age of air travel by Lucian Boucher.

The poster has always occupied a special place in Air France's communication. With a heritage of more than 1,500 posters by the most prestigious illustrators and artists, the Company has one of the richest collections in the world. Air France uses well-known posters like Savignac, Solon and Cassandre, for example, the Company also innovates by turning to recognized artists such as Cocteau, Mathieu, Brenet, Picart Ledoux or Vasarely.
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