Wednesday, September 12, 2007
So I really wasn't going to get into the whole September 11th thing, I think we have more than enough politicians running for President in the US who'll want nothing better to talk everyones' ears off regarding the events from six years ago.

But last night I was looking for something in my Pictures folder on my computer and I came across my rather large collection of travel posters. You know those old railway or airline posters that advertise a city or geographic region? Yeah, I love those.

So as I was flipping through, I found this image which I didn't even remember. I have it attributed to an artist named Bern Hill, who apparently doesn't even have a wikipedia entry. Poor guy, I thought everyone had one of those. Heck, I have two or three! (Not really).

Anyway, I do know that Bern Hill did lots of art for American Airlines, Chesapeake and Ohio Railway and Chicago and North Western Railway. Not sure when or why he painted this, but I thought it was fitting to share.

Bern Hilll painting of the World Trade Center
posted by Josh at 9:56 AM |


At June 5, 2008 11:55 PM, Blogger bonnie Evans

My husband and I worked with Bern Hill in the late 1960's. He was an illustrator for a firm called Prelim and Associates that produced architectural renderings.

Bern was also know to have produced and created many covers for Reader's Digest.

Prior to the work at Prelim, Bern was employed by Peter Wolf Design that designed stage scenes for Broadway and Opera. He also was employed at LARC (Leisure and Recreation Concepts) that designed theme parks.

I have one of his original illustrations framed in my home.

Bern passed away in the 1970' sand he was is his eighties.

Talented man.


At March 3, 2009 10:22 AM, Blogger Kirsten Hill

Bern Hill is my grandfather on my fathers side. I unfortunately never met his because he passed away before my parents were married. I have heard a lot about him, all good I may add. My parents have some of his art in their home and I have been looking for more of my grandfathers art for my father. I would love to hear from anyone who has any of his art. -Kirsten Hill