About Us

What we do

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About Us: We’re the world’s most unique original art company. We make amazing travel posters and have never charged a design fee to our customers, we simply listen to our community. We will create just about any travel poster and have four methods to choose from to get your idea on our drawing board! The best way to follow the process is to like our Facebook page. See more information on Commissioning new artwork Here.

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Our Vision

Our art represents not just aircraft, armored cavalry or ships, it represents adventure and travel.  This means we create posters featuring the Space Needle, New Orleans, the Golden Gate Bridge, Mt Rushmore and the National Mall. Of course, McChord AFB isn’t in Seattle but if you are stationed there your adventure surely involves the Space Needle! This is what makes Squadron Posters different–it’s about remembering where you’ve lived and what you’ve seen with a vintage themed travel poster.

Meet the Team

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Nick

Founder, Owner, CEO & Artist

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Andy

Co-Founder, Co-Owner and Chief Operations Officer
Oregon
Andy  has over 30 years experience in the Graphics imaging industry with a fortune 500 company, providing management, technical support and customer service and is also a retired military veteran. Andy was the perfect match to oversee operations and ensure Squadron Posters delivers a quality product every time.

Adam

Chief of Marketing/Philanthropy
Adam has a Political Science degree from Oregon State University and is a perfect fit to run marketing and sculpt Squadron Posters’ philanthropic outreach.

Max

Featured Vector Artist
Texas
Max was born in sunny Crimea which stands on the Black Sea. He lived there for 20 years and finished his Art Degree and then moved to the also sunny San Antonio, Texas.  He is a top-notch graphic designer and one of our most promising artists!

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Seth

Featured Vector Artist
Seth graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Fine Arts. 

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Sam

Featured Vector Artist

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Michael

Featured Vector Artist

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Jack

Featured Vector Artist

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Bill

Featured Vector Artist
Bill earned a BS degree in Art Education from Kutztown University

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Steve

Featured Vector Artist
Minnesota
Steve worked for newspapers creating graphics and illustrations for 14 years before embarking on his own as a freelance illustrator. Now he creates mostly vintage-inspired artwork with a modern twist. He currently lives on one of the 10,000 lakes in Minnesota with his family.

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Jerry

Featured Vector Artist
Jerry Graduated from Oregon State with a degree in Graphic Arts.

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Contact Us

Email us: squadronposters@gmail.comCall Us: 503-545-0156
please only call for help with a new or existing order (if you have a poster request please send us an email).

 

The world of Squadron Posters!

Aviation Nose Art:
Placing personalized decorations on fighting aircraft began with Italian and German pilots. The first recorded piece of nose art was a sea monster painted on an Italian flying boat in 1913.

The Lafayette Escadrille (French: Escadrille de Lafayette) was an escadrille of the French Air Service, the Aéronautique Militaire, during World War I composed largely of American volunteer pilots flying fighters. It was named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette, hero of the American and French revolutions.

The Lafayette Escadrille was an escadrille of the French Air Service during World War I composed largely of American volunteers.

The Lafayette Escadrille squadron’s insignia depicted an “Indian head” (above) to give the unit a fierce look. American volunteer pilots served in the Lafayette Escadrille prior to America’s “official” entry into WWI.

Nose art began during World War I. American pilots while flying French aircraft painted the famous “Hat In a Ring” logo on their aircraft. Famed American Ace Eddie Rickenbacker. (shown above)

Nose art began for the United States Army Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps during World War I. American pilots while flying French aircraft painted the famous “Hat In a Ring” logo on their aircraft. Famed American Ace Eddie Rickenbacker. (above)

As the first American squadron in operation, its aviators were allowed to create their squadron insignia. They used the opportunity to commemorate the United States' entry into World War I by taking the phrase of tossing one's "hat in the ring" (a boxing phrase to signify one's willingness to become a challenger) and symbolizing it with the literal image of Uncle Sam's red, white and blue top hat going through a ring. (Original WWI 94th Aero Squadron Hat in the Ring Gang Helmet.)

As the first American squadron in operation, its aviators were allowed to create their squadron insignia. They used the opportunity to commemorate the United States’ entry into World War I by taking the phrase of tossing one’s “hat in the ring” (a boxing phrase to signify one’s willingness to become a challenger) and symbolizing it with the literal image of Uncle Sam‘s red, white and blue top hat going through a ring. (Original WWI 94th Aero Squadron Hat in the Ring Gang Helmet.)

Uncle Sam (initials U.S.) is a common national personification of the American government or the United States in general that, according to legend, came into use during the War of 1812 and was supposedly named for Samuel Wilson but whose actual origin may be obscure. Uncle Sam represents a manifestation of patriotic emotion of people in America for the country in which they live.

Uncle Sam (initials U.S.) is a common national personification of the American government or the United States in general that, according to legend, came into use during the War of 1812 and was supposedly named for Samuel Wilson but whose actual origin may be obscure. Uncle Sam represents a manifestation of patriotic emotion of people in America for the country in which they live.

Originally published as the cover for the July 6, 1916, issue of Leslie’s Weekly with the title “What Are You Doing for Preparedness?” this portrait of “Uncle Sam” went on to become–according to its creator, James Montgomery Flagg–“the most famous poster in the world.” Over four million copies were printed between 1917 and 1918, as the United States entered World War I and began sending troops and matériel into war zones.

In keeping with this great tradition, we invite all who have served our great nation to create and display artwork representing their time in service! See more HERE.

This is why we honor all branches of service and 1st responders as “all who serve our great country deserve great art”! – Squadron Posters

This site is dedicated to Senior Airman Heath Anderson of the Oregon Air National Guard / 142 Security Forces Squadron. My brother was a great Airman, Artist, Brother, Son and Father. You are deeply missed and will not be forgotten. – Nick

This site is dedicated to Senior Airman Heath Anderson of the Oregon Air National Guard / 142 Security Forces Squadron. My brother was a great Airman, Artist, Brother, Son and Father. You are deeply missed and will not be forgotten. – Nick

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Note:

All of our artwork is original art created exclusively by Squadronposters.com, however some artwork may be an *updated modern version of older original art or public domain artwork to make them relevant for current events.

Informational Sources:

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