Thursday, May 3, 2012
1937 Aeronautics Show Poster
poster for a 1937 air show in Milan (posted on Dieselpunk), it contains a subtle point of historical interest. On both sides of the poster, just above the event title "II Salone Internazionale," there is a stylized "fasces." This symbol, an axe within a bundle of rods, was an emblem of the Roman empire. Mussolini, who was ruling Italy at the time of this poster, revived the use of that symbol, which gave its name to his party - Fascists.