Post by Clive Page
Not one of his best efforts, it seems to me.
The flights of associated companies being shown in black are much more
prominent in the diagram than those of Imperial Airways, shown in a
rather weedy reddish. Or perhaps they just faded?
Then the daily flights between, I assume, important routes are shown in
a rather inconspicuous way with dashed lines, whereas the less frequent
routes have solid colour. It's impossible to guess, without looking at
the key, which routes have the greater frequencies. I'd have thought
it would be a rather basic precept of graphic design to have prominence
of the line proportion to service frequency, or at least proportional
to something useful. And the representations of summer-only and
winter-only seem to have no connection to each other.
Maybe this was a draft and he did a better one later?
before being productionised by an artist rather than a designer.
circulated by the airline.