It's difficult to make a bus ride seem glamorous. But the 100-year-old Greyhound Bus Company found a way nonetheless, painting the great destinations of the U.S.—depicted in these these amazing 1960s posters—as grand adventures best reached by bus.
Autun Purser's brightly colored travel posters invite us to the usual science fiction and fantasy destinations like Arrakis and Barsoom, but he also reaches farther into the fantastical canon, dreaming of otherworldly vacations great and terrible.
Travel was once the epitome of glamor. People dressed in their finest clothes to go to the airport. Ships and planes were things of luxury. In that era, the posters and brochures that advertised luxe journeys were just as lovely as the journeys themselves.
Typically, when you see advertisements tempting travelers to visit Puerto Rico, you hear about the beautiful beaches, the history, but not El Chupacabra. Artist Fernando Reza corrects this and similar oversights with a line of mythical travel posters. Come for the bioluminescent kayaking, stay for the goatsuckers.