As a fan of the time when air travel was glamorous and a proud owner of a David Klein print from his TWA campaign, I got a jolt of excitement when I learned that Boarding Pass NYC (formerly Owen & Fred) painstakingly sourced, repaired, and professionally framed a series of vintage, original airline art. The posters are fabulous.
These are originals, not re-productions. In terms of treatment and framing, Boarding Pass NYC didn’t play it cheap. Each poster is…
… linen-backed with a natural wheat paste, onto acid free paper and 15 oz. #10 cotton duck canvas to enhance and preserve its value. The backing provides structure to otherwise fragile paper, and the process greatly slows down the aging of the poster. The process is fully reversible, hence archival, and no toxic, acidic or chemical agents are used. The art was then framed in gallery grade, slim-faced, contemporary décor frames made under Berne Convention and UCC practices.
If you give a shit about making your home or office look chic (and you should), get into these. Ranging from $475 to $2,600, they’re pricey, but they’re one-of-a-kind works. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. In other words, they’re priceless.