Tahiti / Air New Zealand

Maker and role
Arthur Thompson, Artist
Air New Zealand Limited, Other contributor
Production date
Circa 1965
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A stylised illustration of a Tahitian woman standing in water, with a flower in her hair.
Poster witting at bottom of poster Tahiti / Air New Zealand' next to Tasman Empire Airways Limited logo of a symbolised flying fish, the Maroro.

Poster design by Arthur Alfred Thompson, and probably based on a photograph by Life photographer Eliot Elisofon in 1954, of a woman fixing her hair in a river in French Polynesia, taken for LIFE Magazine.

Poster design was used for a number of earlier TEAL advertising posters.

Poster background is a lithograph, title probably screen printed.
Printed in New Zealand Printed
Physical description
1 poster : colour ; 61.5 x 97 cm
Record level
Credit Line
Arthur Thompson et al. Circa 1965. Tahiti / Air New Zealand, 12-2846. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
Production place
New Zealand
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