Imperial Tube

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.

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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.

Via Tim Dunn’s Twitter feed here.

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