TAIT Design Co. + Pilot & Captain Special Edition Turbo Flyer
by Andrew Gibbs on 08/04/2014 | 2 Minute Read
In the spirit of flight and friendship, Tait Design Co. has partnered with Pilot & Captain on a limited edition Turbo Flyer, inspired by sentiment and aesthetics from early mid-century on. Founded by Matthew Tait, a Michigan-based multi-disciplined designer and artist, Tait Design Co. creates limited-run handmade art & collectibles. Available today through both Tait Design Co. and Pilot & Captain.
"Feast your eyes on this limited-edition Turbo Flyer! The balsa kit is just like the original model, but the designers over at Pilot & Captain whipped up a stunning paint job inspired by a mix of aerodynamics and graphics from civilian and military aircraft from the 1940s, 50s and 60s. This is the first two-color plane I’ve ever done, and it really pops. Just look at those rivets! As you can see, the silver metallic and army green design’s not afraid to be bright and bold." - Tait Design Co.
"Our inspiration was a mix of aerodynamics and graphics from civilian and military aircraft from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s -- Japanese Zeros to the beautiful Cessna 140s. They share bright exposed metal, two-tone printing, a beautiful formation of rivets, and modern, aggressive graphics that lend themselves for reinvention." - Pilot & Captain