“If superheroes really existed in this world we might see a poster like these in some old travel agency, all tattered hanging on the wall,” Justin Van Genderen said in an e-mail interview with Wired.com.
As if the fictional worlds from comic books and sci-fi flicks weren’t already on most geek’s destination wish lists, Justin Van Genderen’s new travel posters show off pulp cities like Gotham and Metropolis.
The homes of Batman, Superman and Spiderman all get the retro-pop treatment in Van Genderen’s new images, which were inspired by minimalist propaganda posters and old Art Deco travel prints. The style has become a trademark of the Chicago freelance artist.
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