Saturday, 1 April 2017

Posters from the Past ........... no 9 Catching the sun in Alba Adriatica

Now the project is simple, take a modern image of a building we all love and turn it into the style of poster which was popular in the middle decades of the last century.*

And if the original photograph was mine it just adds to the story.

The poster style dates from the 1930s through to the 50s but the building can only be about twenty years old.

But I don’t think that matters because with its clean lines and geometric shapes it could be much older.

We were in the hotel opposite which was built in the 1970s and despite a makeover still carried traces of that decade, including the small cubicle off the foyer, which while it had long ago lost its telephone and table, still retained a stylish 70s sign.

But most of the hotels like the one opposite are much newer and I wonder how they make themselves just that bit different to capture the holiday trade.

And for that matter how this bit of Alba Adriatica stands out from the rest, given that really all you just have is a long stretch of hotels, bars and restaurants which run parallel to the sea, and come to an end with another resort.

So perhaps the town council will take our poster and adopt it.

We shall see

Painting; the Hotel in Alba Adriatica, © 2017 Peter Topping, Paintings from Pictures from an original photograph by Andrew Simpson

*Posters from the Past,

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