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The Joy of Travel

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The Joy of Travel
The Joy of Travel

As we dream of sun and holidays, Good Things celebrates the best of vintage travel ephemera

With 50% more winter to go, it is the time of year when our minds turn to holidays. Wherever you plan to visit, you are sure to encounter some ephemera on the way, so this week we look at three fun collections of travel paraphernalia; the kind of finds that would make your scrapbook proud.

Hotel Labels
Hotel Labels
Hotel Labels
Back when a room came with a view, and breakfast was included, hotels dealt out promotional labels to all guests. A suitcase would became a moving advertisement, illustrating glamorous abodes in the most beautiful way. This Flickr group has the best collection going: it's a holiday in itself.

Luggage Tags
Luggage Tags
Airline Tags
Big, bold codes and solid blocks of brilliant palettes turn ordinary paper strips into little graphic wonders. These airline tags ensure your bag travels with you, and with a bit of luck they will match your luggage. Have a look at more here.

Travel Posters
Travel Posters
Travel Posters
If anything illustrates how air travel isn't what it used to be, it is old advertising posters. You can find hundreds of resources online, the Simmons Collection is a good place to start.

Present & Correct is a design blog and stationery store in London founded by graphic designers Neal Whittington and Mark Smith.

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