Inspired By the Great War:
I always enjoy watching movies about WW1 dog fighting, because I’m fascinated by how everything started. That’s where the first planes were used as military weapons to surveil, fight and bombard the enemy. The fight for the sky supremacy has launched a technology war between the Allies and Germany. Thanks to its great engineers, the Brits came up with on of my favorite biplanes: the Sopwith Pup.
The Sopwith Pup was a British single-seater biplane fighter aircraft built by the Sopwith Aviation Company. It entered service with the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service in the autumn of 1916. With pleasant flying characteristics and good maneuverability, the aircraft proved very successful. The Pup was eventually outclassed by newer German fighters, but it was not completely replaced on the Western Front until the end of 1917. Remaining Pups were relegated to Home Defence and training units. The Pup’s docile flying characteristics also made it ideal for use in aircraft carrier deck landing and takeoff experiments.
As I was working on this project I drew a little sketch of this pilot crash landing his Sopwith Pup. It gave me an idea to design a poster that only showed love for the biplane.
I was inspired by WW2 propaganda posters and 19 century packagings, to create a vintage design that fits the start of the 20th century.