Today’s Poster has an obvious heritage, that of Henry Beck’s iconic London Underground map. Previously ‘forgotten’, it’s an interesting take on the airline and public transport route map concept; something that has much more social history than is often realised.
From the new “Airline Maps: A Century of Art & Design” book, details here. There’s a lot to be read in it, but the not obvious element is that in 1935, it’s also a bit of an over claim several bits of the routes presented as functioning weren’t normally operational yet.
James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.
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