I quite love this image…
General Dynamics, Convair 880
Artist: Herbert Bayer
General Dynamics is a United States aerospace and defense company formed in 1952. They designed the 880 to compete with the Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8 by being smaller and faster. Some claimed that at a speed of 615 mph it was the fastest jet transport in the world. Originally the design was called the “Skylark”, then it was changed to the “Golden Arrow”, then to the "Convair 600" and finally, "Convair 880". Only 65 Convair 880s were produced over the lifetime of the production run, from 1959 to 1962, and General Dynamics eventually withdrew from the airliner market after considering the 880 project a complete failure. General Dynamics lost around $185 million over the lifetime of the project, although some estimate far higher losses.
M is for Moon
Space Alphabet, Irene Zachs; 1964