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Sightseeing

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Today, we’re exploring the gorgeous, vintage-looking travel posters by U.S.-based illustrator Martin Wickstrom. Originally from Sweden, the artist has had a long, successful career in the U.S., creating illustrations for the likes of Disney, PBS Learning, Scholastic, Leapfrog, New York University, and a number of leading children’s magazines. With his clean lines and gentle colors, it’s abundantly clear why Wickstrom has been the darling of the children’s educational set. I can see how children would respond to his upbeat graphic style.

Wickstrom’s illustrations are so stylish, in fact, he manages to make even less glamorous locations (that’s right, Waco, I’m talking to you) look like places I need to visit. His use of soft colors and his Deco sensibilities are as elegant as the travel posters by Henry Rivers, about which I’ve waxed poetic before.

You can follow the wonderful Martin Wickstrom on his website and on Behance. And don’t forget to check out his children’s illustrations, too!

All images property of Martin Wickstrom.

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

6 thoughts on “Sightseeing

  1. I cab see why….He is really clear and good. Will check out more.

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  2. You know without me having to tell you that I love these posters. I adore the vintage feel to them, not just in the use of those Art Deco shapes but also the way the colours are layered and soften away from the edges. Really inspirational stuff.

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