Week 1 of Aviation Illustration, Art & Design

A short week to Friday at the beginning of the year twelve months ago. I think it was a good start, with the (inevitable) couple of posters and a magazine cover. What do you think?     In order – Four Engine Security, Knockout Punch, King’s Cup Three Tones. See links for more. James Kightly,…

HotA Conference

Very excited to be presenting the Year of Aviation Illustration blog’s year to date at the Heritage of the Air (HotA!) Conference in Canberra tomorrow. That’s a LOT to show and tell in 5 minutes, but it’ll be fun. James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.

April Roundup

Here’s the roundup from April 2019. Plenty of posters, but I’ve managed to salt in a few other things – can you call them all? A couple of webpages, a set of experimental models, a chocolate bar package, kiwi with a bit extra, two commemorative jet aircraft schemes (very different ones) a full size stainless…

March Roundup

Here’s the roundup from March 2019. As expected, there’s plenty of posters, but…     …we also have patches, stamps, envelopes, rugs, ashtrays, badges, book jackets, a logotype, a mural and a marble bas relief! What was your favourite? James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.

January Roundup

Let’s take a look at all of January’s feature images. That’s quite a selection! Looking to even more variety of media in February, including sculptures of aircraft, and aircraft as sculptures, and some guest spots from friends and colleagues. Note: I’ve (as yet) been unable to link the images to the page, so in the…


  So we’re ten days into the blog. Have you found it interesting? Is there anything you’d like to see but haven’t so far? Any further thoughts on the various images? Which of the images above hasn’t yet been discussed? An enquiring mind wants to know. James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.