ANA’s Infinite Sky

One from the excellent poster blog ‘Quad Royal’, by Susannah Walker which only occasionally features aviation posters, but when it does, they’re very worthwhile.

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Listed as a 1955 poster for Australian National Airways (ANA) by Ronald Clayton Skate, it was est. $800-1,200 in a 2011 auction. On the blog, the Susannah wrote:

“… they represent what seems to be an international visual language of air travel just after the war. These infinite blue skies are the very newest thing, am image of how the airlines have made the whole world available to you, at least if you have enough money.

“It’s easy to forget just how exciting and how modern air travel would have been then. Very few people would ever have seen such open skies before, so of course they became a symbol of the glamour and speed that the new airlines could provide.”

The essay goes further, and is well worth a read. Head on over!

James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.

Quad Royal blog. And on Twitter.

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