Fanatique de l'Aviation 102, May 1978, on cover Macchi M 39
Fanatique de l'Aviation 102, May 1978, on cover Macchi M 39
Fanatique de l'Aviation 6, December 1969, on the cover Dayton Wright RB
Fanatique de l'Aviation 6, December 1969, on the cover Dayton Wright RB
Fanatique de l'Aviation 1, May 1969, on the cover Le Caudron-Renault C 460
Fanatique de l'Aviation 1, May 1969, on the cover Le Caudron-Renault C 460
Fanatique de l'Aviation 2, June 1969, on the cover Le Vickers-Supermarine S-6B
Fanatique de l'Aviation 2, June 1969, on the cover Le Vickers-Supermarine S-6B

In the context of our upcoming curated book about aviation, we discovered this amazing French magazine L`Album du fanatique de L`Aviation. Founded in 1969 in Clichy, France, the magazine has very nice drawings by founder Robert J. Roux, which are accompanied by very strict modernist graphic design. Here we have four covers from early years of the magazine. On all of them we can find legends of racing flying, which was in 1920s and 1930s extremely popular.

French Caudron C 460, Dayton Wright RB or Schneider cup heroes Macchi and Supermarine look very dynamic and stylish on the drawings by Robert J. Roux. Racing flying is a big phenomenon and one of the activities where science meet with design and sport. We love it. More about some of the finest airplanes and races on the blog later.