kanban From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 3070 posts, RR: 23 Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 8709 times:
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.
directorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1626 posts, RR: 11 Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 8565 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.
kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12176 posts, RR: 35 Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5713 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!
directorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1626 posts, RR: 11 Reply 12, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4871 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.
turjo101 From Canada, joined Apr 2008, 63 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4516 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.