Week 5 B -Graphics, Typography & Package Design

Week Ten Graphics, Typography & Package Design

7. Transportation Posters & Designs

7.1. Winnipeg Via Thunder Bay Route Poster, 1883

First Known CPR Poste, 1883

"The first known CPR poster was printed in 1883. Since then, thousands of brochures, posters, menus, advertisements and other items have been created to promote travel, immigration and settlement, war efforts, freight traffic and other services provided by the company. In early years, CPR sponsored artists - both well known and emerging talent - by providing railway passes to take them to scenic locations along the line, and CPR had the option to purchase works produced from these trips. In later years, CPR commissioned artists and even employed full-time graphic artists in the company's studio in Montreal. Representative works from the collection of Canadian Pacific Railway Archives are included here."