Our last vintage menus post proved popular – and most of the examples that we featured in it prior to listing in the web shop have now sold.
We thought we’d share some more of our collection over the coming weeks…
…starting with this collection of cruise ship menus dating from the late 1960s.
They were produced for the German company, Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen.
We like the combination of stark pen & ink drawing with bold, partial colouring. They’re very distinctive – the artist’s signature looks like Geißler, but we can’t seem to find any mention of him anywhere on the internet. Can anyone out there shed some light?
This particular set would look fabulous with simple black frames against a large expanse of white wall. The vibrant colours would really leap out and draw you in to take a closer look.
We’ve just picked up two more vintage menus for our collection. We know that lots of you love illustration & design so we thought we’d share them.
They’re both from the cruise ship SS Oronsay owned by P&O and date from the early 1970s.
The serenading mermaids on this one are just gorgeous.
And the on board entertainment is a treat to read. Frog Racing???? The people on this cruise must have fancied it as they gave it not one, but two ticks!
And how about this fabulous psychedelic table of fayre? That glass of wine is just amazing.
We know that this particular design was by John Constable/Peter Hatch Partnership.
The actual menu on offer is always interesting too – you wouldn’t be hungry after this lot!