Airport Code Art, Posters and Travel Decor
I admit it, I'm ridiculously fascinated by airports and passing through them while traveling is something I truly look forward to. Whether it's enjoying all the amenities that Singapore's Changi Airport (SIN) offers, stopping over at tropical Honolulu (HNL) in the middle of the night while crossing the Pacific Ocean or just arriving at the international departures terminal at my local San Francisco International Airport (SFO) bound for an overseas adventure.
Airports and travel have always been major inspirations in my artwork. Over the years I've made numerous travel posters made from hand-carved blocks of linoleum and printed on archival paper. Check out my linocut process page for more details on how my prints are made. Many of my linocut prints are now featured on items like tote bags, phone cases, coffee mugs and stationary in my Society6 shop.
Airport Departure Board Linocut Print
Printed with professional ink on white acid-free paper, this 16" x 20" poster celebrates the departure boards found in international terminals around the world. I wrote about this print and airport departure boards, generally, in this blog post.
World Airport Poster
An aviation-themed linocut print showing the busiest airports around the world. Sorry, it's not recommended for navigation :)
West Coast Airport Code Print
One of my bestselling prints of all-time, this linocut is made with a blend roll, which gives its characteristic color gradient across the print. Featuring airports such as Los Angeles (LAX), Seattle (SEA) and Portland (PDX). The illustration is now offered offered on tote bags and other items like throw pillows.
United States Airport Lino Print
An 8" x 10" print highlighting the busiest airports in the Untied States.
Airplane Window Seat Print
Made from a hand-carved linoleum block, this print is inspired by the views I've enjoyed over the years from the window seat. Now my young kids get to enjoy that same experience.
World Airport Code Art Print
This 11" x 14" poster, printed from two linoleum blocks, features the airport codes of major cities around the globe, including Hong Kong (HKG), London's Heathrow (LHR), and New York's JFK Airport (JFK).
Gifts for Travelers, Flight Attendants, Pilots and Airport Geeks
Tote bags, coffee mugs, phone cases and throw pillows featuring my travel-inspired designs are featured on Society6. My travel prints can be found in homes and offices around the world and are available for sale on Etsy. They're perfect for your favorite traveler, flight attendant or air-traffic controller.
Websites, Books and Podcasts for Airport Lovers
- Airport Codes - sometimes an airport's three-letter IATA airport code is obvious (e.g. DFW, STL) but some aren't. This website gives a little snippet on every airport code...1059 airports and counting!
- The public radio program, To the Best of our Knowledge, dedicated a whole episode to airports.
- Three travel podcasts to check out: Zero to Travel, Extra Pack of Peanuts, and Dots, Lines & Destinations.
- Alain de Botton's books, A Week at the Airport and The Art of Travel.