Whether you call it Majorca or Mallorca fans of the island will love these vintage images now available for Palma fans. The posters from the original Mallorca tourist campaigns back in the 1930s used to promote Palma´s most iconic sites can be bought to adorn your walls.
The Mallorca Vintage Collection
The inaugural nine images showcase six of Mallorca Tourist Boards most iconic posters in three different languages English, French and German.
One of the most successful tourist campaigns in its day was called “Luna del Miel en Mallorca” or Honeymoon in Majorca. The other images are of Playa de Formentor, Cap Deià, the Caves of Drach, a 50’s design titled “Majorca for year round sunshine” showing a girl writing Majorca in the sand and a 1950’s ink drawing of a Map of Majorca.
The Fomento del Turismo de Mallorca was established in 1905 and is probably the longest established tourist board. Hubert was the artist who adopted Mallorca as his home and became a great ambassador for the island through his paintings.
Hubert painted this poster of La Seu, Palma’s stunning Gothic Cathedral built by King Jaime I in 1229, from across the water looking back at the Cathedral at a time when boats docked right up to the Cathedral’s old town walls. The original watercolours, which are owned by the tourist board have faded and Stick No Bills® has successfully remastered the images to achieve the colourful detail.
This second image is of the Bellver Castle built for King Jaime II in 1300-1311 on top of a hill overlooking the city. This Gothic castle has a distinctive circular design around a central courtyard that was the inspiration for Hubert’s watercolour which shows a spring scene of almond blossom leading up to the Castle.
Posters are available online via Stick no Bills