When I was in Holland, I stumbled across a vintage enamel KLM sign in a shop in Amsterdam.
I am a sucker for vintage airline stuff: posters, graphics, fashion, interiors, suitcases. It’s all so beautiful.
Flying used to be chic. A grand experience. My grandmother wore her best <GASP> fur coat when my grandparents flew from Amsterdam to Montreal together in the 1950′s. They sipped champagne, chatted with the other passengers in the on-board lounge with open bar and were disappointed when it was time to buckle up for descent. Airlines used to have tag lines like “Your Velvet Carpet to the World” (Lufthansa) and the stewardesses looked fabulous. Check this out!
The graphics were also übercool.
I’m quite partial to the Pan Am logo, which is a thing of beauty. Now close your eyes and imagine that thing on a bag…Poof! Done.
Now pour yourself a drink, sit back, relax and enjoy the flight!