Airline Branding Weblog
October 19, 2007 10:09 PM   Subscribe

Airline Branding Weblog. Can you say "Awesome"?
posted by riffola (24 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Reasons to repaint your aircraft:

1. Bankruptcy
2. Corporate buyout / takeover
3. Plane crash resulting in passengers being consumed by native fauna
posted by Kadin2048 at 10:11 PM on October 19, 2007

Needs Alaska' Salmon-Thirty-Salmon.
posted by kindall at 10:30 PM on October 19, 2007

I guess it would make sense to repaint your plane after it crashes. Assuming it has been put back togeather already...
posted by Hicksu at 10:32 PM on October 19, 2007

posted by Poolio at 10:42 PM on October 19, 2007

It looks like all it takes to win the coveted six eyeball rating is to opt for the "flying billboard" paint scheme. Works every time. I cannot say "awesome," particularly, no.
posted by mumkin at 11:07 PM on October 19, 2007 [2 favorites]

The 787 is the coolest commercial aircraft ever.
posted by ninjew at 11:50 PM on October 19, 2007

mumkin, yeah I ignored their ratings and oogled at the aircrafts. I know one can do that at too but this was a fun find for me.
posted by riffola at 11:55 PM on October 19, 2007

Woooo...airliner AND logo porn.

Thanks for the link...I can start a whole new favourites folder with this one.
posted by salishsea at 12:00 AM on October 20, 2007

posted by stavrogin at 12:18 AM on October 20, 2007

posted by stavrogin at 12:19 AM on October 20, 2007

Helvetic gets zero stars (the livery in question is the red/white style, not the magenta) for not being adventurous enough, but this abortion with wings gets six out of six?
posted by chrominance at 12:19 AM on October 20, 2007

hmmmm.... Mango anyone? Ok so it looks 'fun' and a bit 'whacky' but that's not really what I want when I'm 30,000 feet up in the air in a metal tube. Just get me there safely, OK?
posted by alexanderj at 12:44 AM on October 20, 2007

What on Earth were those Transavia people thinking? Did they not know they were designing for a plane?
posted by brundlefly at 1:41 AM on October 20, 2007

Needs more Comic Sans.
posted by grouse at 2:30 AM on October 20, 2007 [1 favorite]

Blogs casting judgment on ANYTHING design-wise should be designed a lot better than this. Text almost unreadable; the 'six (why six?) eyes (those are supposed to be eyes?) rating system is abominable. The oversized header looks like something I rejected from the WordPress Free Themes.

Zero Ws.
posted by wendell at 2:40 AM on October 20, 2007

Great find! The critiques are simple but interesting. Airline livery is a fascinating design sub-genre.
posted by Thorzdad at 5:17 AM on October 20, 2007

You fi'ing to raise up and get your travel on? From the interior to the exterior you got to your posterior in one of these big ass planes. Shit, dawg.
posted by psmealey at 6:44 AM on October 20, 2007 [1 favorite]

Neat find. Love aircraft. Love flying. YAYY Bernoulli's principle of air pressure.

Adding to the aviation style theme, Airchive, The Museum of Commercial Aviation with a visual feast of images of maps of the old routes.
posted by nickyskye at 6:49 AM on October 20, 2007

Today Tarom Romanian Air Transport has taken delivery of Airbus' smallest aircraft type the A318. Despite Tarom uses this aircraft livery design for already some years the flag carier of Romania brand consistency is far to find. Instead of using the darkblue and white brand appearance like on the aircraft, Tarom still uses its national mid-blue, yellow and red colors in its core brand though the Tarom font type is the same in both brand apparals. Other aircraft in Tarom's fleet wear a slightly different livery than what this new added 'puppy' Airbus is showing.

posted by mattoxic at 7:03 AM on October 20, 2007

This link made me really want to take a ride in the Air Comet.
posted by heatherbeth at 7:41 AM on October 20, 2007

Can any of these aircraft take off from a conveyor belt moving backwards?
posted by Kwine at 7:41 AM on October 20, 2007

I'm shocked that the Pokemon airplane was not included.
posted by zixyer at 3:25 PM on October 20, 2007

Southwest Airlines has some pretty colorful planes, including the Shamu plane.

zixyer, I remember doing a double-take when I saw the Pokemon plane in LAX. I think it's pretty awesome.
posted by sotalia at 5:19 PM on October 20, 2007

The pixelated design on the tail of the Volaris plane made me think there was something naughty I wasn't supposed to see.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 11:14 PM on October 20, 2007

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