Australian Travel Posters
March 28, 2004 6:26 AM   Subscribe

Follow the Sun: Australian Travel Posters 1930s - 1960s.
posted by hama7 (7 comments total)
I suppose that I am sickened by your obsession with posters, posting and posts. Or something.

Cultural cringe or warm glow of nostalgia? With the White Australia policy running allongside these posters it is unlikely that you'll find an coorie face amongst these posters. Also, note the lack of dot-painting, the style that has become synonymous with Australia. (At least there is no Ken Done)
posted by asok at 8:35 AM on March 28, 2004

Just in case anyone gets over excited, the small text above was an example of a kind of sarcastic in-joke. Not that I want to sustain that particular meme, but when I saw a virgin hama7 thread I couldn't resist. Sorry.
posted by asok at 8:38 AM on March 28, 2004

Cultural cringe or warm glow of nostalgia?

Those are the only choices?
posted by JanetLand at 10:12 AM on March 28, 2004

My spelling and grammar are appalling today.

Those the only choices? - Seems to be the case if you stay within the mainstream Aussie media framing of any debate pertaining to 'Australianess'. YMMV
posted by asok at 11:32 AM on March 28, 2004

Cultural cringe or warm glow of nostalgia?
I don't think it has to be either - the tourism industry is usually pretty good at following trends and these posters simply reflect the times. I am pretty sure that, if you look at similar posters from any country that has a predominantly "white" history following the "invasion" of their country, you will see similar themes. The posters are kind of cute, IMHO.
posted by dg at 2:39 PM on March 28, 2004

There is a third choice.

You can read this, a tangentially related fourth option which directly addresses virulent anti-Western politically "correct" exercises in fatuity.
posted by hama7 at 3:20 PM on March 28, 2004

offtopic. asok: I guess it must have fallen behind my drawer or something because I just stumbled upon the cd you sent a while ago, and it's great. Thanks!
posted by holloway at 1:43 AM on March 29, 2004

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