Fly Down to Africa

Today a pair of posters that feature semi abstract African themes, and promoting the ‘Jet DC-8’ (when a jet was a notable differentiating advantage in airline advertising).

Two different airlines though, UAT (Union Aéromaritime de Transport) and Air Afrique, which developed as an African owned and operated airline from UAT and other elements. Both posters have a strong graphic style of the sixties, with bright, startling blocky colours. The UAT poster is by Jean Colin, while the elephant Air Afrique poster is by Jacques Auriac. Both were found online.

James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.

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