Steamshipsby Andrew Johnson
A ship's dramatically huge smokestack is juxtaposed with calm, shuffle-boarding passengers in this fine work for Orient Cruises.Johnson was best known as an agreeable landscape painter (who) expertly rendered the scenic views he was entrusted with. The designer himself, however, had some simple ground rules for poster making that he adhered to no matter what the designated subject matter: If the poster forces attention by its dramatic presentation of its newness, its first object is achieved. It has been seen. Certainly one would have difficulty disputing the voracity of his goals after catching a glimpse of his work for the Orient cruise line, with the ship's funnels towering monolithically over the unfazed elegant passengers indulging in a round of shuffleboard.