Direction of Travel Vol 3 #2
289 mm x 380 mm, 32 pages
First published 2021
Editor/art Director: Christian Nolle
Direction of Travel is devoted to airline maps and the culture of flying, and is published by digital infographics designer Christian Nolle. Each issues tells the illustrated story of the route maps that are often the only lasting physical manifestation of airline networks at a specific moment in time.
Typically broadsheet-sized and folded, 'Version 2.0' of the second issue sees the mag scaled down to a more compact format, printed on a slightly sturdier and brighter white stock. This issue, with all new writing, explores the evolution of two extinct European airlines, Alitalia and Swissair.
In addition to a selection of gorgeous maps, this volume also includes a number of long-form essays. One explores the airport spectator balcony, and another takes a deep dive into the importance of securing a window seat.