Fortune 100

This is the 100th post on the blog. So here’s a cover from ‘Fortune’ magazine.


Fortune is, of course, a US financial journal. This issue, from June 1940 comes from an era when much of the world was at war, except the USA, and is linking industry and communication (in the form of aviation) to commerce.

That ties in to the bright colour artwork (artist not noted) with primary colour aircraft on verdant green airfield and runways ( a new thing where airfields had generally been all-over grass up to then). The invisible viewer (note there are no people visible) is inside the dark blue cabin of the parasol light business aircraft, which is bright red itself. It’s all about the colours and shapes, a neat design.

James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.

Image found online, original source Fortune magazine.

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