Spotty Roundels

Today’s Poster. I really like this one, partly because it features roundels as an active part of the design – roundels come up again and again in military aviation art.


The text (and jokes) are a bit laboured, but the illustration works well even without the text.  Apparently the design’s by Victor Hicks (1893-1946) and he did a number more wartime industrial posters. Another example from the same source below, relating to appropriate care with handling (footling? the bad puns are catching) aluminium, one of the man materials for aircraft construction.


James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.

Source. A German auction listing site has a page here and here with the posters on.

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