Literary Sci-fi Meets Vintage Travel Posters for Out-of-This-World Design

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For Autun Purser, creator of the book Fantastic Travel Posters, that inspiration comes from two places: classic science fiction and British travel posters from the ‘50s. Purser employs the bold colors and typographical style characteristic of the posters London Tube riders would have seen during that era, except instead of ads for locales like Brighton, Purser highlights destinations like J.G. Ballard’s Concrete Island or Arrakis, the planet from Frank Herbert’s Dune.

Where Literary Sci-fi Meets Vintage Travel Posters

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