USAAF Riveted RoundelAviation_RoundelUSAAF_Grey_12.5x12.5 $44
The roundel is an essential design detail found on every military aircraft around the world. The first country to use a roundel was the French in 1912. By the beginning of WWI, every other nation involved in combat developed their own insignia to minimize the chance their aircraft would be shot down by friendly fire. The designs were very simple, allowing aviators to spot and identify aircraft quickly at high speeds.
The inspiration behind our USAAF Riveted Roundel Art Print
The United States Army Air Force (USAAF) developed their roundel design when they entered WWI in 1917. Today the design is essentially identical, however, over the decades the proportions of the star and bars have changed slightly. This print design features the USAAF roundel flown by the American forces during WWII. I chose a worn fuselage backdrop because it evoked the notion of battle-tested aircraft.
This design not only appeals to my love of aviation but inspires pride in the early pioneers of military flight and combat heroes. It's perfect for any military aviation buff or collector of vintage-inspired art.
- Inspired by early USAAF roundel design on a riveted background
- Individually printed to order on heavy, satin photo paper using a large format, 9-colour ink process
- Museum-quality (Giclée) inks and paper guaranteed not to fade or yellow for 200 years
- Made in Canada gallery-style hardwood frames
- Choose from four designer finishes: Matte black, Driftwood, Natural wood, and Matte white
- Prints are protected behind 2mm thick acrylic offering the same clarity and quality as glass yet won't break during shipping
- Acid-free, foam core backing board
- Hardware installed—ready to hang out of the box!