Friday, July 2, 2010

Design of the Week--Air Races!

Each week, we post a limited-edition design, to be sold for exactly 7 days, then replaced with another!
This week..a retro-kool design for a poster for Air Races!
From the early 1900s to the 1950s, organized airplane racing was as popular as NASCAR is today!
There was even a NASCAR-like organization, National Air Races (NAR), who arranged and promoted the events!
Each year, the major race of the season took place around Labor Day, each time in a different city.
This particular poster is from the 1930 (exactly 80 years ago) Chicago event at Curtis Reynolds Airport!
Available on a variety of goodies from mugs to t-shirts to totes, it'd make a great gift for someone into retro graphics, vintage aircraft, racing, or Illinois or Chicago residents to remember a long-forgotten part of their history!

Trivia: the airport became part of Naval Air Station: Glenview, Illinois during World War II, was decommissioned in the 1990s and sold for commercial and residential redevelopment in 1995.

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