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Virgin Nigeria New Livery But With Old Logo  
User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5490 times:

See close up of this photo, it retains the previous scribbled look Virgin signature, why have they got such huge new titles and for some odd reason pushed backwards, painshop error's?

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User currently offlineVC10DC10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1036 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5406 times:

Never did particularly care for the scribbled Virgin logo.

You're right, the titles do look disproportionate and badly placed. Just my opinion, though.

Why wouldn't Virgin dispense with its ever-present, ever-flashy scarlet red for the tail in favor of a more harmonious green for Virgin Nigeria? The two colors, plus the predominately white fuselage, make it look like the "Christmas Jet"  Smile.


User currently offlineENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5392 times:

See: Virgin Nigeria Tail Logo (by Vasu Apr 27 2007 in Civil Aviation)

User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5348 times:

Quoting VC10DC10 (Reply 1):
Never did particularly care for the scribbled Virgin logo.

You're right, the titles do look disproportionate and badly placed. Just my opinion, though.

Why wouldn't Virgin dispense with its ever-present, ever-flashy scarlet red for the tail in favor of a more harmonious green for Virgin Nigeria? The two colors, plus the predominately white fuselage, make it look like the "Christmas Jet"

Guys, there is a whole lot of politics which could have influenced the way this livery job left the hangar....
Consider that the green drop shadow is gone as to conform with the universal Virgin brand. The lost green paint had to be compensated for somehow because Nigerians are very sensitive about a "lack of green" (national colors) in the livery of Virgin Nigeria, the official flag carrier. I bet the management increased the font size to make the green a more prominent component of the overall effect....reinforcing the "Nigerian" character of the livery... This is only my analysis for a possible explanation.

As for the font font itself, I'm still confused why it's the old one (same problem goes for the Fokker 50, which was delivered a 2 months ago)....

About the red/green colors "Christmas jet", I beg to differ. Alitalia, balkan, and many others use this combination with no prob whatsoever. I think that had the new font been used, the image would have been very smart, and bold...



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User currently offlineVC10DC10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1036 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5341 times:

Quoting EurostarVA (Reply 3):


About the red/green colors "Christmas jet", I beg to differ. Alitalia, balkan, and many others use this combination with no prob whatsoever. I think that had the new font been used, the image would have been very smart, and bold...

Fair enough. It was just a personal thing, I guess.


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5320 times:

Quoting EurostarVA (Reply 3):
I bet the management increased the font size to make the green a more prominent component of the overall effect....reinforcing the "Nigerian" character of the livery... This is only my analysis for a possible explanation.

You give way too much credit to Virgin Nigeria management!!!! I can honestly tell you that the first time a number of their top brass saw the livery on the 767 coming out of paintshop was when the pictures hit a/net and I sent them a congratulatory note. One of them even dubbed this livery the "Virgin-on-the-bleedin-ridiculous" scheme.


User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5269 times:

Quoting B747-437B (Reply 5):
You give way too much credit to Virgin Nigeria management!!!! I can honestly tell you that the first time a number of their top brass saw the livery on the 767 coming out of paintshop was when the pictures hit a/net and I sent them a congratulatory note. One of them even dubbed this livery the "Virgin-on-the-bleedin-ridiculous" scheme.

Are you suggesting the livery/font was a paint mistake? I hope so then!
Btw, those top brass you were talking about, sounds like they either need a holiday or don't believe in the VK project. Either way, they should immediately start asking questions to Clifford about the livery inconsistencies. Why can't they do things right? I'm not just talking about the livery, but also their painfully slow growth, product deterioration, lousy on-time-performances, and broken promises (remember the "40-aircraft by 2010" that doesn't sound even remotely possible now).

Maybe they're waiting for Arik to steal the *whole* show? Woops, I'm in a cynical mode this evening!

[Edited 2007-04-27 21:22:40]


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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5226 times:

Quoting EurostarVA (Reply 6):
they should immediately start asking questions to Clifford about the livery inconsistencies

Once again, you assume Conrad gives a shit.  Smile

Quoting EurostarVA (Reply 6):
sounds like they either need a holiday or don't believe in the VK project

Oh, they all believe in the VK project - but one must develop a certain ironic sense of humour if one is to remain sane working in the airline industry in this part of the world!  Wink


User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5197 times:

Quoting B747-437B (Reply 7):
Oh, they all believe in the VK project - but one must develop a certain ironic sense of humour if one is to remain sane working in the airline industry in this part of the world!

The kitchen is gettin too hot for dem oh  Cool



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