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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Posted (3 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 9447 times:

Normally most KU livery concepts dont look appealing this one strike s a chord, dont care for the Arabic font style though something unserifed or smaller would be better.


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User currently offlinekanban From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 3388 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 9208 times:
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Looks good except the white design on the blue... when I first glanced at it the Star of David shows up in several places... I think it's a optical illusion and not intentional... However once seen, it's hard to un-see.

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 9156 times:

Didnt even notice that, plain would be better, Star of David or Seal of Solomon is used as a decorative motif in Muslim countries, purely as a design without any connection to Judaism.

User currently offlinekanban From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 3388 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 9104 times:
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Quoting 777way (Reply 2):
Star of David or Seal of Solomon is used as a decorative motif in Muslim countries, purely as a design without any connection to Judaism.


Agree, however why wave a red flag that may be misinterpreted when other geometric designs could be used...


User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26853 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 9078 times:

Like the pattern on the engines and the Arabic font style but the tail says to me ''EL AL'' , I like LY's livery but this would be a ripp off of it and not a nice one.

User currently offlinedirectorguy From Egypt, joined exactly 6 years ago today! , 1651 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (3 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 9064 times:

Nice, however I feel it looks too much like LY's livery.
Perhaps some sharper lines would lessen this. Also the Arabic caligraphy probably won't be dropped. I do think the 'wavy' lines trend is a big mistake-MEA for example got rid of a perfectly good livery and threw in a few wavy lines which basically cluttered the livery.


User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26853 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 9016 times:

Quoting directorguy (Reply 5):
MEA for example got rid of a perfectly good livery and threw in a few wavy lines which basically cluttered the livery.

I like MEA's current livery but this was the best IMHO :

http://widebodyaircraft.nl/a310mean.jpg


User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2866 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7883 times:
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I think it's awesome !


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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9723 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7866 times:

Quoting directorguy (Reply 5):
Nice, however I feel it looks too much like LY's livery

Same here, it reminds me of LY as well.

A388

[Edited 2011-01-02 16:51:03]

User currently offlineturjo101 From Canada, joined Apr 2008, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6929 times:

I thought I saw a LY bird...nope. But definitely seems to be the first thing that comes to everyone else's mind.

User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12408 posts, RR: 37
Reply 10, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6212 times:

Quoting turjo101 (Reply 9):
I thought I saw a LY bird...nope. But definitely seems to be the first thing that comes to everyone else's mind.

And I'm guessing that's the one airline whose livery they don't want to be compared with. Is this something that was commissioned by KU, or something that was just thought up for them?

I think the addition of another colour (there is red and green on the Kuwaiti flag) might help to un-LYise this scheme?

I do like it, however, and they really do need to change their livery; the current one is really just a lazy reworking of their 1980s scheme, which was hardly exciting. Mind you, right now, their minds are probably fixed on their A300 fleet problems!


User currently offlinemacsog6 From Singapore, joined Jan 2010, 525 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5666 times:
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Quoting A388 (Reply 8):
Same here, it reminds me of LY as well.

The blue and white is what makes it look like LY to me. Perhaps were it to be done in something other than blue? Green, associated by some with Muslim regions, might be quite nice.



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User currently offlinedirectorguy From Egypt, joined exactly 6 years ago today! , 1651 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5370 times:

The blue/white however is an integral part of the logo/livery which has been around since the late '50s. While KU can update their livery, there's no need to change it 180 degrees. I think cleaner, straighter lines would give it a classic look without trying too hard.

User currently offlineturjo101 From Canada, joined Apr 2008, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5015 times:

Blue is important to KU, thats clear. But maybe they could integrate the colors of their flag on the tail somehow. Perhaps nothing too bold like Emirates but they definitely cannot go with something that would remind people of LY.

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