Your Sky, Lady

Today’s Poster is from ‘Le ciel est à vous’ (‘The sky is yours’) a 1943 made, 1944 release French film – a film, I therefore presume was made under the German occupation. It’s an interesting work, and the poster is neat both for the strong, simple and powerful graphic elements, and for having the woman…

School Bus

Today’s Poster is an advertisement for Farman’s pilot school. Farman were, of course, an aircraft manufacturer, but also an airline operator, and, as here a flying instruction organisation. This was a common pre- Great War combination, as well as straight afterwards, as here, and notably with Boeing in America operating an airline, but this was…

Caravelle

Today we have an advertising theme featuring the unusual windows of the Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle medium range airliner. James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer. Posters, found online, photograph from here.

Fashion Roundels

A magazine cover today, from Paris, 1916. In fact Saturday 25 November, where the Great War had been going for two years, and aircraft marking were well established. Magazine ‘La Vie Parisienne’ (‘Parisiene Life’) has an amusing looking cover. The woman, perhaps a ‘light skirt’ (a loose woman) given she’s showing her slip and stocking…

French Ivan

A strong cover design for a paperback in French – ‘Poursuite dans l’Atlantique’ (‘Atlantic Pursuit’) by Ivan Southall by éditions Gérard & C°, 1960. The original book is a rarely seen fictional work by Australian Short Sunderland pilot veteran and later author, translated soon after publication into French. English language details here. Somewhat surprising, to…

Boat, Anchor 2

Today’s Poster, another post World War Two example from the French Aeronautique Navale following yesterday’s post. Here you can see how a different artist or designer can take what is evidently the same brief and develop a distinctly different design, again to use the naval aviation hardware as a recruitment tool. James Kightly, Vintage Aero…

Boat, Anchor

Today’s Poster, a post World War Two example from the French Aeronautique Navale. As well as one of the inimitable French flying boats (here a Bréguet 731) an indistinct aircraft carrier and other aircraft, we have the classic ‘fouled anchor’ over the roundel of French naval aviation. Tomorrow, another poster from the same era, with…

Dare to Rare

Today we dive right into the pulp. Sticking strictly to the ‘Dare-Devil Aces’ magazine of the inter to World War Two period, we still have more than enough awesome to play with. Starting with the Japanese ATTACK on New York, being defended by the US Navy (fair enough) but also a handsome assist by the…

Return of the Imperial

Here’s a pair and a quintet, with a lesson for those doing this job – check every copy found, in books and online. Several of the well known, even famous posters we’ve seen here exist in variant forms – sometimes with different text, sometimes with different backgrounds – or more, as we shall see. It’s…

Don’t Eat a Bomb

Today’s Poster pair are foodstuffs as bombs. On the face of it, a strange juxtaposition, but these two takes feature opposite views, but both are about thrift. Avoiding waste, and recycling into munitions. The bayonet as a breadknife is a particular touch. Translated, reads ‘Expensive Bread – The Politics of War’, by the the Communist…