By: The Looart Press
Date: 1968 (printed) Colorado Springs
Dimensions: 21 x 30 inches (53.5 x 76.25 cm)
This is an original vintage travel poster by Colorado Springs-based company Looart Press, produced in the late 1960s.
The print shows a view of Chicago at twilight, as the lights of the skyscrapers begin to illuminate the sky. In the foreground is a warmly illuminated fountain inscribed with the names Daniel Hudson Burham, Philip Danforth Armour, and Jane Addams. On the right is the famous Wrigley Building at 400 N Michigan Avenue, and the Tribune Tower can be seen in the background. Also seen in the background is the Sherman House Hotel, which was closed in 1973, only five years after the creation of this poster, and demolished in 1980.
With beautiful coloring and fine composition, this vintage print of Chicago is a wonderful example of a 1960s travel poster.
Looart was founded in 1947 by Orin Loo out of the family garage, whom had early success creating greeting cards. Orin's wife Miriam then started a company called Current that sold “Post-A-Notes” in bulk to local churches advertising them as a fundraising item. In the 1960s Orin and Miriam’s sons, Dusty and Gary merged the two companies to for the Looart Press which would produce remarkable travel posters and prints among other items until the business sold in 1987 for $115 million.
Condition: Poster is in A+ condition, stored for decades with no bends, folds, tears, or holes. The condition of this poster can easily be described as like-new, museum quality.
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