A Balbo of Flying Dutchmen

Yesterday I promised a mass of posters for today’s post, and here we are. Tracing the variety of Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (Royal Dutch Aviation Company – KLM) ‘Flying Dutchman’ themed posters. First is the set with updated aircraft types (all overlaying intentionally similar ‘Flying Dutchman’ ship artwork) as machines and routes improved in the…

Concorde Swirls

A record sleeve today, a first for the blog, probably not the last. Certainly not the first or the last featuring the unique shape of Concorde however. The record sleeve, image supplied by Dr Peter Hobbins, has a magnificent 1970 style aesthetic. The image features a test model of the AĆ©rospatiale / BAC Concorde supersonic…

Song in Squantum

Today we have a colour song sheet cover from 1912. Following on from yesterday’s Magnificent Men post, here we have another, in this case real period piece, featuring pre-Great War music, aircraft and art. There’s something rather appealing about the slightly naive figure drawing, and the vague aircraft shapes. But how many airshows can claim…