Illustrations created for the children book L’Aéropostale that retraces the extraordinary story of the postal link between Toulouse and Santiago de Chile…
Publisher : Milan Editions
Authors : David Marchand & Guillaume Prévôt
Description: "June 1930, Friday the 13th. Henri Guillaumet sets off from Santiago de Chile, heading for Buenos Aires. The Andes cordillera rises in front of him, a wall with an icy breath, bristling with monstrous peaks. In his trunk, mail destined for Europe. It will soon be celebrating its hundredth crossing.Outside, a storm is raging. His Potez 25 is loaded with ice, and somehow withstands the furious eddies. But suddenly he loses altitude! As if an invisible hand was pushing him towards the ground!The pilot must land anywhere in the snow. The plane overturned. Nowhere. "
While no plane had yet done so, men wanted to cross a desert, an ocean and one of the highest mountain ranges in the world, to deliver faster ... mail!