XH558 is the only airworthy Vulcan Bomber left in the world. She needs lots of money to keep flying. If every enthusiast would just donate £1 or £2, XH558 need not die.
Keep her flying!
It seems that Boeing are trying to pull off a recording for the most amount of special liveries introduced with the launch of a new aircraft.
ANA, United and now China Southern have introduced special liveries for their 787s. It’s also likely China Southern will be using their special livery on almost all their 787s.
With this in mind, I quickly doodled up these:
Something a lot of budding designers of aircraft liveries forget is the need to ensure their design is suitable for any size of aircraft with little or no modification.
It’s easy to make any livery look stunning and pleasing to the eye on a 737-700 or MD80 for example. But does it transfer to anything larger?
For example, Shaheen Air. They adopted this livery:
It’s smart and well balanced, visually stunning even and suits the 737-200 well. I also happen to know who designed it. They were a freelancer like myself.
The problem with that livery is simple. If you transfer it to a larger aircraft and you end up with a tail heavy design:
There is no secret to balancing a design. You just had to have a good eye and imagination.
When I designed the following livery – admittedly a virtual outfit, hence the name – for the 737-700, I kept the possibility of larger aircraft in mind. To illustrate this, I have drawn it up on the 737-800, 787-8 and 747-8I. The livery remains balanced.
I must admit that this livery is a little old, I originally designed in 2003.
Back when LOT announced a new livery for there new 787 fleet on order, I drew up some ideas that popped into my head at the time. These are what I came up with. As usual, I’m just thinking out loud.
A couple a years back, maybe 3 or 4, rumours were abound that Air Jamaica were going to order either A330s or B787s for a fleet renewal program.
Talk was also abound that they were going to launch a new livery and brand to revitalise the airline’s presence in the skies above.
Here are two ideas I came up with. As usual, these are simple “I wonder what that would look like” designs.
Sometimes when reading a thread of an aviation forum, I get the urge to illustrate the main points of discussion.
A thread on Airlines.net came up discussing how potential future versions of the Boeing 777 would look in British Airways livery and how they compare to the current fleet on order or operating.
So I drew this (The 777-8 and 9 models are guestimates on Boeing released details at the time of posting this)
This was a fun project started and completed in May and June this year.
I was given Carte Blanche to come up with a print and embroidery friendly logo and banner for a new business aimed at teaching people how to cook and feed themselves with a nutritionally healthy diet.
Given the subject matter it was expressed that the logo should contain fruit and/or vegetables.
My initial ideas were:
She like the idea but wanted square corners, a different shade of teal and flat fruit and veg.
The finished article:
I included separate fruit and vegetable icons for use on the website which is still under construction at the time of typing this.
Here is another fanciful design I did to keep my creative juices flowing. Spurred on by rumours that Philippine Airlines were looking for a new look.
My usual “Hello, here is an idea” e-mail went unanswered, as usual. So, after 8 months of waiting for a response that is undoubtedly never come, I decided to post it here instead, enjoy
So, a new Polish start up has just got it’s first plane painted.
I like the nose and the smiley face, bit of a departure from the “oh so serious” liveries a lot of airlines carry. It also vaguely reminds my of the much loved and missed PSA. I think the stripey engines should help the layman recognise the livery from quite a distance! However, I’m not so sure about the use of Comic Sans as the tail font:
As the Comic Sans Criminal website explains, there is no call for Comic Sans other than using it for children’s books. I fear using this font may damage this new airline’s credibility.
Here is a 5 minute job designed to rescue some credibility for the Bingo brand: