Vintage Japanese steamship posters


Pink Tentacle has revived a series of early 20th century steamship travel posters and is selling them as prints. Hoo-ah!

Japanese steamship travel posters (via Neatorama)

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  1. These look fantastic and actually make me feel compelled to travel unlike modern posters. Where are they selling them?

    1. “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?

  2. I like the variety. Some are pretty but bland; others could be the covers of adventure books.

  3. I was going: “Fun. Wo! The Sumo wrestlers were so skinny! Fun. Fun. Fun…” And then the three sisters: “Art, great art.”

  4. YEAH!
    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!

      1. 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?

  5. I would love to buy prints, but I’m not seeing any availability on the link provided.

  6. 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.

  7. Collision course detected! Evasive maneuvers! Helm hard to starboard!

    Several of them give this feeling.

  8. 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.

  9. Cory, there is no mention of Pink Tentacle selling any prints in the article. They don’t even have a store.

  10. What’s with the alternate flags? Was this a thing then? Is it a steamship line flag?

  11. There was a comment asking if they were selling prints; that’s probably where the confusion started.

  12. I notice that several of the ladies in the posters are holding binoculars. The better to spy on American dreadnaughts, perhaps?

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