Published on : Friday, April 8, 2016
Miami International Airport’s latest exhibition, Faster, Farther, and More Comfortable than Ever Before pays tribute to the birth of modern travel with vintage posters from the dawn of the 20th century.
A collaboration between MIA and The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, the exhibition near Gate D-31 showcases more than 20 reproduction posters whose originals were produced from 1900 through the 1930s and are now housed at The Wolfsonian-FIU. Some illustrators included in the show are Otto Arpke, Gino Boccasile, Austin Cooper, Aurelio Craffonara, J. P. Junot, Theyre Lee-Elliott, Giovanni Patrone, Giuseppe Riccobaldi Del Bava and Filippo Romoli.
The Wolfsonian’s collection captures the revolution in transportation that took place from the late 19th century onward, with the development of automobiles and air travel as well as the vast expansion of railroads and steamship lines. Commercial posters promoted these new means of travel, drawing aesthetic inspiration from the powerful forms of ocean liners, streamlined locomotives and airplanes.
“Faster, Farther, and More Comfortable than Ever Before is a dynamic collection of posters that celebrates transportation from the early part of the 20th century,” said Yolanda Sánchez, Ph.D., Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs Director at MIA and co-curator of the exhibition. “We are proud to expose our passengers to the revolution of transportation that took place in this era through this unique collection of posters at MIA.”