I love pretty much anything having to do with what I think of as the "golden age of travel." My imagination conjures up images of exotic destinations, luxury transatlantic ocean liners, perky Pam Am stewardesses and opulent hotel lobbies with snappy bellmen. Sure, travel in those years was more likely expensive, uncomfortable and took forever, but in my imagination it is swanky, and everyone is laughing and drinking martinis.
Travel posters and hotel labels artwork of the era perfectly capture the promise of adventure and romance. After I started researching travel art I instantly knew that this was the feeling I wanted to convey for our Little House in France website.
Our home is located in the village of Bedoin, which dates back many hundreds of years, and is seated under the shadow of the imposing Mont Ventoux, Le Geant de Provence. The surrounding area is known for its vineyards, fruit orchards, and vast fields of sunflowers and lavender.
Working with graphic designer and friend Wayne Smith, we selected the key elements that we felt communicated the essence of the La Maison Rose experience
and arranged them to create a stylized landscape reminiscent of a classic hotel label.
Here is the finished art:
Wayne even gave it some vintage wear and tear to create the feeling that it has been on a suitcase and crossed the Atlantic a few times.
If you would like a La Maison Rose hotel label of your own, visit us in Provence where one will be waiting for you as part of your welcome package! Bon Voyage!