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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9496 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, 3551 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 9257 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 8 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 9205 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, 3551 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 9153 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, 26978 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 9127 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 Jul 2008, 1685 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 9113 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, 26978 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 9065 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, 2896 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7932 times:
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I think it's awesome !


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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9820 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7915 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, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6978 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, 12468 posts, RR: 37
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6261 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, 531 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5715 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 Jul 2008, 1685 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5419 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, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5064 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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