Aviaeology is the publishing imprint of SkyGrid Studio. Established in 1997, SkyGrid Studio specializes in research, editorial, graphic design, and illustration services for aviation history specialist publishers and scale model-hobby manufacturers, as well as the occasional aircraft restorer and museum.

Starting with a line of aircraft model decals in 2006, this boutique publisher has since added historically accurate, highly visual books to its range. Current catalog and work-in-progress titles are limited to Canadian and Soviet military aviation subjects, but the scope is bound to expand into other areas of interest as the line matures.

Each book features a large number of contextually relevant photographs and color profile illustrations throughout, yet remains rich in narrative and data content, including useful appendix and index sections. Aviaeology authors and illustrators are motivated by a keen affinity for their particular subject(s) of choice; their works usually stemming from research projects that may be accurately characterized as ‘labors of love’. Most have (or have had) careers either dedicated to some aspect of aviation, or involved in the research and documentation of related transportation and military history subjects.

In addition to producing the imprint’s consistently well-received Decals ‘n Docs sets for historical model makers, books for both model-hobby and history enthusiasts, and profile prints for collectors, Aviaeology designer and illustrator Terry Higgins also fills the dual role of Managing Editor and Graphics Editor for the Canadian Aviation Historical Society’s CAHS Journal. The editorial rigor infused within that 50+ year-old quarterly publication’s content-creation workflow has also become an Aviaeology tradition.

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