Vintage India and AirIndia Posters

Came across vintage airline posters on India. While most of them stick to elephant, TWA had beautifully used an indian lady for one of the posters. thumbs up to TWA. AirFrace seemed bit modern-art types. British Airways or erstwhile Imperial Airways used temples, forts and “6-day” London to India via Egypt posters.

In addition there are few AirIndia posters. Most of them belong to the golden era of 50s and 60s – under the art direction of J. B. Cowasji, Air India Design Studio, Bombay. They are simple yet powerful. AirIndia needs to bring back “The Maharaja” and maintain an international identity.

Maharaja in Sydney



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  6. · April 1, 2015

    Hi there,

    I am really interested in getting my hands on some Air India posters. Specifically I am looking for Frankfurt, Kuwait, Beirut and Bombay. Don’t suppose you have any idea where I might be able to find these?!!! I have been searching for a while with no luck.

    Any help you could throw my way would be greatly appreciated,

    Thanks and best wishes,


  7. maheep · June 10, 2015

    These posters are all over the place, but unfortunately I couldn’t find any authorized seller

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