By: The Looart Press
Date: 1968 (printed) Colorado Springs
Dimensions: 21 x 30 inches (53.5 x 76.25 cm)
This is an original 1960s vintage poster of a sailboat facing strong starboard winds. The poster shows a sailboat in the center of the frame with the title text “Starboard Tack” shown above in a stylized white font, surrounded by sailing flags. “Starboard Tack” refers to when the wind is blowing on the starboard side of the vessel.
With beautiful coloring and fine composition, this vintage print of the Aspen ski area is a beautiful 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 form the Looart Press which would produce remarkable travel posters and prints, among other items, until 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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