By Cory Doctorow at 10:33 am Wed, May 12, 2010
Japanese steamship travel posters
Where did you get the idea from that they were selling prints?
Yes. I want a print. You promised me a print! Damn you Doctoroooooooooow!
I was going: “Fun. Wo! The Sumo wrestlers were so skinny! Fun. Fun. Fun…” And then the three sisters: “Art, great art.”
Gimme a print! Whats up with all the mistakes today… AT-AT playset has no AT-AT. There are no prints here.
I’m mostly sad about the prints. I want a print!
“Off to occupy Korea with the wife and kid, see you in about 27 years.”
Seriously. Korean people are probably not as enthralled with this particular piece of nostalgia.
Yes, the penninsula got a bum deal under the Chinese, then the Japanese, then by the US, and now again by the DPRK.
Can I go back to admiring poster art now?
I would love to buy prints, but I’m not seeing any availability on the link provided.
Note that they are taking a trip to the recently conquered possession of Korea. Japan was riding high after demolishing the Russian Imperial fleet using British naval training.
Collision course detected! Evasive maneuvers! Helm hard to starboard!
Several of them give this feeling.
What’s with the alternate flags? Was this a thing then? Is it a steamship line flag?
The flag in the Osaka Mercantine Steamship Company (Osaka Shosen Kaisha) posters was the house flag of the company.
There was a comment asking if they were selling prints; that’s probably where the confusion started.
See how picture-plane perspective remains loyal to Japanese tradition.
It’s like the ship they are on has sunk to be barely above the waterline.
Cory, there is no mention of Pink Tentacle selling any prints in the article. They don’t even have a store.
I notice that several of the ladies in the posters are holding binoculars. The better to spy on American dreadnaughts, perhaps?
Look out! That yokozuna is about to tea bag the home islands! Summon Gamera!
These look fantastic and actually make me feel compelled to travel unlike modern posters. Where are they selling them?
“These look fantastic and actually make me feel compelled to travel unlike modern posters. Where are they selling them?”
Screw the posters! Where can I sign up for those cruises?
I like the variety. Some are pretty but bland; others could be the covers of adventure books.
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