Get steam boats – poster
Have you ever wondered how the world – and Scotland in particular – would be different if just one thing was changed? Would it be just a wee bit different, or a wholly different universe?
The 'What if…?' question is a staple of genre fiction, where it has been used to conjure countless different realities. The What if…? collection poses such questions about Scotland through the medium of advertisements!
What's the story here?
What if there had been a Scottish National Railway Company and it had used the unique alcohol-serving status of Sunday ferries to attract ‘passengers’? In times past, only bona fide travellers could be served alcohol on a Sunday. This is the origin of the saying ‘to get steaming’.
This eye-catching drawing takes inspiration from twentieth century design and illustration and uses a muted colour palette to give a vintage feeling.
- Paper size A3, 420x297mm
- 350gsm smooth white board
- Printed in Scotland on FSC® Mixed Sources paper