Ibero-Americana

You might think the combination of historic sailing ships and aircraft (as seen in the recent KLM ‘Flying Dutchman’ post) would be unusual, but today’s poster follows the theme, albeit is from Spain, and for an event, rather than an airline. It’s the 1928 Real Aero Club of Andalucia’s poster for ‘Il Salon de Aeronautica…

Tidy Bombing

An Argentine cartoon from ‘Quino’; or Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón. It’s a great visual gag, worked through in detail. The aircraft connection? The picture on the wall is, of course ‘Guernica’, by Pablo Picasso, the searing indictment of Fascist bombing, by Italian and German aircraft of civilians in the Spanish Civil War. The painting, of…

How’s Your Hudson?

Today’s Poster – variations. This poster ‘The capture of U 570 by a Lockheed “Hudson” of British Coastal Command’ is one of the extensive ‘Back them Up’ series of the Second World War, but was intended for a much wider use than most of the normal propaganda posters of the period, with use as far…