Artwork By: David Klein
Date of Original: 1960s
Original Size: 40 x 25 inches
This is a fine print reproduction of a travel poster promoting tourism to New York City via Trans World Airlines (TWA). This poster features a vivid scene in the heart of Times Square. Times Square is often called the center of the world. With its dramatic colors and neon signs, it was and remains a popular destination for all visitors. This image was created by the American artist, David Klein and is viewed by many as his greatest poster. Its bright colors and objects portray the energy that typifies Times Square . This image was truly one of the Mad Men style of the 1950's. Also pictured is a jet plane in the right upper corner of the poster.
David Klein was born in El Paso, Texas in 1918 and moved to Los Angeles for art school. He served for the U.S. Army during WWII and produced illustrations for the U.S. Armed Forces. After the war he moved to New York City, where he began working in the Broadway Theater District. He is best known however for his contributions to the world of commercial advertising for the tourism industry, most notably, TWA. Klein resided in New York until his death on December 9, 2005, at the age of 87.