Vintage travel posters celebrate world's lost wildlife

Unknown Tourism commemorates some of the incredible lost and forgotten animals from around the world.

When thinking about your next holiday destination, it's standard practise to flick through the pages of a guidebook to find out more about the place you plan to visit. But very rarely do you think about the things you can no longer see there –and that is the premise for this beautiful new vintage poster series, Unknown Tourism

Created by Expedia UK, Unknown Tourism showcases some of the world's lost wildlife through a set of beautiful vintage-style posters, inspired by the air travel advertisements of the 1930s to 1950s. To accompany the posters, the design team also came up with a tag line imagining what it would be like to go and see these animals in real life: 

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Costa Rica: "Discover the Golden Toad, a National Treasure"
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Tasmania: "Earn Your Stripes, See the Thylacine"
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Mauritius: "Meet the Dodo, Our Friendliest Resident"
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Alaska: "Go Glacial with the Steller's Sea Cow"
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New Zealand: "Walk with the Moa in the Land of Giants"
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Jamaica: "The Gem of the Tropics, Home of the Giant Galliwasp"

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kerrie Hughes is associate editor at Creative Bloq. Her employment at Future Publishing began in January 2010 as staff writer for 3D World magazine. Since then, she's written regularly for other publications, including ImagineFX and Computer Arts magazines.