Wing’d Frame


Today’s illustration is a nicely designed foldout timetable.


This is the Imperial Airways winter timetable for 1931-1932 and shows the iconic 66809952_1293910637445490_8204061540282793984_ncHandley Page HP-42 airliner as used on the then long range routes to Africa, India and the Middle East.

The unnamed artist has pulled off a very neat, simple-seeming yet complex design, using the HP-42’s warren-truss strut and wing arrangement as a framing structure, in a two colour artwork. It’s notable that the folded in cover sheet works well in addition. (Though this example has been originally misfolded!)

James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.

From the Croydon Airport community Facebook page here.

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