Air Mail

Air Mail

Artist – David Graham

Sponsored by: Rollits LLP

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Design Description

Aviation significantly improved and broadened channels of communication due to the introduction of ‘air mail’. Post could reach far and wide to help connect communities and cultures. This moth charts Amy Johnson’s flight path and timeline; each date stamp corresponds to the time that she touched down in each country highlighting her journey from London (UK) to Australia, which is also depicted on the postage stamps. The other postage stamps depict the different ways that post has taken to the skies from the basic carrier pigeon and balloon to the various aircraft of more modern times.

Artist Statement

I am Head of Creative Arts in an all girls’ school in Liverpool but continue to work as a freelance artist/graphic designer working with a wide range of 2D and 3D media. My work includes photography, collaborative community projects including mosaics, public murals and graffiti knitting. In 2009, I staged an exhibition of his pupils’ artwork on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square as part of Antony Gormley’s One and Other’ project. More recently, my designs have appeared in Wild In Art sculpture trails in Birmingham’s ‘The Big Hoot’ and Salisbury’s ‘The Baron’s Charter.’