Airline Crisis Art

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Is the airline safety card more a work of the imagination than an actual instructional manual? This article guides us through the history of the often ignored “art of airline crisis.”

“Is it possible that in the golden age of aviation even the crashes were glamorous? What are we to make of the safety card that says, “Life vests are fashionable and quite handsomely tailored.” Certainly something has been lost.”

(Via Maud Newton)


Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →