Bright Prop

A fine art Mural today. ‘Propeller’, Air Pavillion, 1937 by Sonia Delaunay. From the Tate exhibition notes: “Sonia and Robert were both invited to contribute to the 1937 Paris Exhibition, a project that would take up much of their time and energy over the best part of two¬†years. Entitled The International Exhibition of Arts and…

Gentleman’s Concorde

Commemorating 50 years since the first flight of Concorde again (first on Vintage Aero Writer here) let’s take a look at a now iconic stamp design by David Gentleman, a remarkable artist in Britain, in any measure, and in many arts. Today the pre-decimal ‘1/6’ value in the corner looks like it belongs to a…

Deco DH

I posted this image, on Facebook in February 2018, a year ago. It was taken by my friend and colleague the artist Ian Bott. It’s a magnificent Art Deco artwork featuring de Havilland DH.86 motif as used on an inter-war ocean liner. It’s between three and five foot long and was on show at the…

Around the Roundel

The French roundel, mainly seen on aircraft of the Armee de l’Air is here used to great effect as part of an aircraft display at the Musee de l’Air, et de l’espace, le Bourget, Paris. A combined image from several photographs taken by the author in the eighties. James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.