By: Willem Ten Broek
Original Date: 1936 (published) Amsterdam
Size of Original: 38 x 24 inches (97 x 63 cm)
This is a fine print reproduction of an antique travel poster promoting the Holland America Line, a shipping line that carries passengers and cargo from 1873 to 1989. In 1989 the Holland America Line was purchased by Carnival Corp and now operates as a cruise line, headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
The poster was created by Willem Ten Broek, a Dutch artist known for incorporating clean lines and primary colors on large surfaces. One of his most notable works is this poster, which became the influence for the Holland-America Line logo shortly after its creation. The poster was published in Dutch and English as the line served the ports of Rotterdam and New York.