VC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2899 posts, RR: 9 Posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5054 times:
After reading the thread about the top 10 liveries of 2013, which is interesting to read everyone's reaction, what do we consider the BEST OF ALL TIME? Some of the best IMHO are the ones that are either airlines no longer with us or the ones that got painted over or the ones that have stood the test of time.
In my opinion Singapore and Alitalia are two that have really stood the time test. KLM and even LH have too. For me I keep two at the very top: PanAm's globe symbol is probably one of mankinds most powerful icons. Beautifully designed, just a globe yes, but the one and only globe. It's sky blue color, the interpretation of L&L lines and wind swept letter forms are forever. Even Marc Jacobs recreated a line of bags and luggage in homage. It transcends it's use as a company logo and entered culture and fashion. And, while a bit self serving as I work for LANDOR, the British Aiways LANDOR livery still ranks as the most classy and sleek livery ever. Copied many times but never beaten. And I will also say the skies are sadder without the Saul Bass' United livery. It was strategically perfect to match "the Friendly Skies" brand line. (yes, we all know they have a long way to go to earn that livery back). But think of the outrage over the death of the tulip...even for an airline with major reputation issues!
What are the top 10 ever? (for me)
2- British Airways Landor livery
3....Over to you
The world is missing love, let's use our flights to spread it!
HermansCVR580 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 509 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5026 times:
I am partial to this on, hence the name but I'm going Wisconsin Central, North Central and early Republic. "Herman" was one of the top most recognized liveries right behind PanAm. People still to this day still know the blue goose even though it was a mallard duck.
The right decision at the wrong time, is still a wrong decision. "Hal Carr"
ER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2529 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4330 times:
The current Vietnam Airlines livery is really nice, definitely one of my alltime favorites.
Air Tahiti's is great as well, definitely conveys a South Pacific vibe.
I think Royal Jordanian is very classy
AA's livery from the 60's with the lightning bolt cheatline was great
UA's Saul Bass livery is timeless - hoping for a retro jet from them painted up that way (a 787 maybe - how cool would that be?)
I'll toss another vote Pam Am's way - one of the most instantly recognizable and iconic logos/liveries ever
Yes, Pan American is iconic ... but all in all, its a very uninspired paint scheme. The BOAC scheme pictured, (on I might add, the classiest looking jet ever built) will always be number one in my books.
Never gonna grow up, never gonna slow down .... Barefoot Blue Jean Night