1972 Danish Railways by Aage Rasmussen - Original Vintage Poster

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Artist: Aage Rasmussen (signed and dated in print)

Print: Offset lithography (print by Andreasen & Lachmann)

Dimensions: 24.4 x 39.4 in (62 x 100 cm)

Condition: Good condition - a few light handling signs, a little piece of the lower right corner is missing and few minor ceases on the edges - please see pictures. When framed the poster will look absolutely amazing and cover most of its imperfections.

Country: Denmark

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A great late art deco poster signaling optimism, speed and technology!

The poster was made by Danish State Railways (DSB) and lets you know that you can take the train day and night. The message is empathized by two trains passing each other - signaling heavy traffic after dark.

The locomotive on the poster is the DSB diesel locomotive Litra MZ - No. 1401. Danish State Railways commissioned a total of 26 of the model which was made in 1967-70. The Litra MZ was made obsolete in the early 1990s. In fact I found a picture of the exact locomotive (no. 1401) and the angle and position is so similar to the locomotive on the poster that I guess the artist was inspired by the photo: www.jernbanesider.dk/MZ/SerieI/scan0068.jpg.

The poster is designed by poster artist Aage Rasmussen who got his breakthrough as a young man with the design of his first poster in when he proposed this poster for DSB. The poster was accepted by DSB on the spot and kick started Rasmussens career. Rasmussen made ​​since several posters for DSB. Several of them were used as advertising abroad.

The minimalist Art Deco look makes a strong impression of this advertising poster and adds a very powerful look​​. The locomotive that pennetrates the darkness and lights up the night enhances the message and the multi-colored stripes signaling (and the frog perceptive) speed and power. What a great poster!

Thanks for watching and please let me know if you have any questions

REF: L4601

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1972 Danish Railways by Aage Rasmussen - Original Vintage Poster

1972 Danish Railways by Aage Rasmussen - Original Vintage Poster

Artist: Aage Rasmussen (signed and dated in print)

Print: Offset lithography (print by Andreasen & Lachmann)

Dimensions: 24.4 x 39.4 in (62 x 100 cm)

Condition: Good condition - a few light handling signs, a little piece of the lower right corner is missing and few minor ceases on the edges - please see pictures. When framed the poster will look absolutely amazing and cover most of its imperfections.

Country: Denmark