Three great posters were created in 1956 for Air France while Jean Carlu was its advertising director. All three featured animals - an elephant in Villemot's poster for India, a water buffalo in Carlu's poster for Africa, and a giraffe in Savignacs' for a brand image ad. Surely Savignac's was the cleverest, using the neck of the giraffe to provide a playful visual pun for the poster's tagline "The World's Longest Airline Network." To drive the point home, the neck was created out of the flags of all the nations served by Air France.
Savignac was the leading proponent of the Fifties poster style in France, creating several hundred whimsical images that reflected the wit and endless imagination of their creator. Clearly the artist loved this poster himself, as it can be seen hanging beside his desk in a photo from the Fifties.