Ella Freire

I am a London based screen printing artist, I have been working out of my Wimbledon studio for the last 12 years, where I have been inspired by classic cars, vintage cameras and a huge collection of 50's and 60's bus and train tickets, airplane luggage tags and matchbox labels.

A few years ago I had the time to delve back in to my large collection of Pan Am luggage tags with their wonderful graphics and iconic designs from the Golden Age of travel. I had always wanted to do really large prints of these, which have always appealed to me because of their simplicity and bold colours.

I have replicated the tags as closely as possible to the originals, including the perforated shape, punched hole and overlaid card. The labels are printed in very limited editions of 25 for each of the large and small sizes.

I am licensed by Pan Am Brands to create these limited edition prints and represented by Air Contemporary Gallery in London.