Direction of Travel

Direction of Travel Volume 2

"A love letter to the rich visual history of flying." 

Direction of Travel is a newspaper about airline maps and the culture of flying. There's nothing from the internet, and all images and maps are photographs of physical maps collected or sourced by maker, Christian Nolle. 

Inside Volume 2

Before British Airways explores the evolution of the airlines that eventually formed the 'BA' airline we know today. 

Collectively, the maps of BEA and BOAC paint a picture of modern Britain, a world of optimism and possibilities. Whether it was BOAC’s world-wide network of flights, serving its previous colonies and beyond or BEA’s dense network across the European continent, they each embraced the world. This volume is devoted to that optimism, that sense of outreach and adventure. The United Kingdom might be an island but my goodness, as the local might say, were they busy crossing oceans.

There are essays on the ephemeral relationship between flying and printed matter (from paper airplanes to passports), an in-depth look at the history and future of Heathrow's proposed third runway and more.

This volume comes in a new, more compact size printed on a more durable paper stock.

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