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BA Airbus A380 With New Olympic Logo  
User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 17379 times:

On a lighter topic, Brian Macdonald made a BA 380 with the old Olympic Logo afew yrs ago. I mailed him & he was so friendly to spend time in giving it an upgrade with the new logo:

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/photos/big/00008640.jpg
click to enlarge http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00008640

& the old one: http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...inerphotos/photos/big/00005513.jpg

Both excellent artist impressions IMO.

BA will make a choice between A388 and BA748i later this yr.

IMO a B747-8i order is unlikely at this moment because dozens of 747-400 will remain in the fleet for yrs to come.

Maybe the 747-8i will have a better chance when BA are going to replace the rest of the 747-400 fleet.

[Edited 2007-06-19 00:09:07]

29 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 17325 times:

I prefer the older version

Alot more smooth and I dont like the new Olympic Logo


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30977 posts, RR: 86
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 17325 times:
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I tend to think the opposite, in that 747-8Is will be available sooner and it gives BA the time to see if EK, SQ, and QF mauling each other on the "Kangaroo Route" makes it worth sticking around (especially with their own A388s to add more scars) as well as work with their passenger base to see how they feel about reducing daily frequencies to airports like JFK. They will also need to perform long-term fleet planning to airports now taking 744 service that will not be able to take A388 service.

Mind you, I do believe the A388 has a home with BA and will look sharp in colors other then London 2012 (sorry, but speaking as a half-arsed graphic designer, that logo is hideous static and even worse animated).


User currently offlineMotorHussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3203 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 16870 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 2):
half-arsed

Interesting that you as an American flag flyer spell ass the British way, arse. Are you in fact a closet Anglophile or indeed British?

Agreed about the logo though, looks very half-arsed and inarticulate. Branding devices, icons and logos etc, to my way off thinking, should always convey and articulate, however this doesn't say much to me at all.



Regards
MH



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30977 posts, RR: 86
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 16711 times:
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Quoting MotorHussy (Reply 3):
Interesting that you as an American flag flyer spell ass the British way, arse. Are you in fact a closet Anglophile or indeed British?

It's more how I try and get things by the moderators, lest they delete my posts for improper language.  Smile


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 16679 times:

Quoting MotorHussy (Reply 3):
Agreed about the logo though, looks very half-arsed and inarticulate.

I agree, there was no effort put into that logo. And its ugly & pointless! I wouldn't put it on any airplane until the British 2012 Olympic Committee comes up with a better logo that reflects the nation of Britian, as a whole, with respect!.



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3914 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 16424 times:

I may be on my own with this viewpoint... :S

But! I personally love the logo... I challenge anyone to walk into Topman tomorrow and tell me the logo design ISN'T up-to-date and very, very "now".


User currently offlineMotorHussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3203 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 16342 times:

Quoting Vasu (Reply 6):
tell me the logo design ISN'T up-to-date and very, very "now".

You may think it's very "now" now, but by the time 2012 rolls around it will be very "then".

The best thing I can say about it, is that in an abstract way it looks like a Japanese Kanji character or perhaps old Chinese - may have been better suited (with a date change) for the Beijing Olympics.

Regards
MH



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3914 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 16291 times:

Quoting MotorHussy (Reply 7):
You may think it's very "now" now, but by the time 2012 rolls around it will be very "then".

A very good point now that I think about it... 2012 is a long way off...


User currently offlineTismfu From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 16223 times:

It took me a while to figure out that the plane was sporting the logo for London 2012 and not Beijing 2008.

User currently offlineKellmark From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 693 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 16077 times:

The new Olympics logo is awful and so typical of many things these days. It is confusing, not attractive and does not reflect at all the great heritage of the host country it is supposed to represent. What a disaster. The sooner it is replaced the better.

It reminds me of when BA went with the world tails, and wound up with a backlash against them because they had taken the British flag away. Many people didn't even know what airline the airplanes belonged to, including air traffic controllers. Although I really like the result of keeping what they have now. It is really beautiful, especially on the 747s. Too bad they couldn't have something similar with the Olympics. A simple, clean design that makes a strong statement. What were they thinking?


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26972 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 8 hours ago) and read 15615 times:

Quoting Kellmark (Reply 10):
The new Olympics logo is awful and so typical of many things these days. It is confusing, not attractive and does not reflect at all the great heritage of the host country it is supposed to represent. What a disaster. The sooner it is replaced the better.

Exactly, some idiot paid thousands to come up with this rubbish that a school kid coul dhave done better. Actually the BBC invited children to do their own design when the news broke and people were saying how bad it was and the ones that were sent in were 100% better!!!


User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 8 hours ago) and read 15546 times:

Quoting Kellmark (Reply 10):
It reminds me of when BA went with the world tails, and wound up with a backlash against them because they had taken the British flag away.

I personally loved the World Tails but Mrs T started a media which-hunt and they were doomed!


User currently offlineMotorHussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3203 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 6 hours ago) and read 14653 times:

Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 12):
I personally loved the World Tails

Me too. I thought it reflected BA's world positioning very well. Very British and yet a global player. Thatcher be damned!

MH



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26972 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 6 hours ago) and read 14199 times:

Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 12):
I personally loved the World Tails but Mrs T started a media which-hunt and they were doomed!

Good old Maggie LOL.....she was very popular on Sunday when the troops had their 25th Falklands anniversary. If we had have had a labour government then they might have not stayed British. I didnt like the World Tails except for the one which survived ''Nelsons flag''.


User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8114 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 4 hours ago) and read 12887 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 14):
If we had have had a labour government then they might have not stayed British.

Given Blair's love of military action, I think the opposite is true - that not only would the Falklands have stayed British but we'd be knee deep in an Argentinian occupation and, no doubt, insurgency.

Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 12):
I personally loved the World Tails but Mrs T started a media which-hunt and they were doomed!

I liked the World Tails at the time but looking back, it seems like madness, given that BA really trade on that foreign impression of "Britishness". The Yanks hated the World Tails and were starting to abandon the airline. It wasn't Thatch who determined the falling load factors. At the time I thought the incident at the trade show where she covered the model 747 tail with a hankie was yet another example of a crazy old fascist, now I think she was probably right - just as at the time I decried her leadership at the time, I look back and no matter how bad Thatch was in most ways, (a) she didn't tell a lie (b) she never got us into a war we couldn't win.



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User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 4 hours ago) and read 12805 times:

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 15):
I liked the World Tails at the time but looking back, it seems like madness, given that BA really trade on that foreign impression of "Britishness". The Yanks hated the World Tails and were starting to abandon the airline. It wasn't Thatch who determined the falling load factors. At the time I thought the incident at the trade show where she covered the model 747 tail with a hankie was yet another example of a crazy old fascist, now I think she was probably right - just as at the time I decried her leadership at the time, I look back and no matter how bad Thatch was in most ways, (a) she didn't tell a lie (b) she never got us into a war we couldn't win.

Never really thought about it in those terms before - I just liked seeing differant tails on the planes when I went to the airport but if it was costing the airline money then they had to go!


User currently offlineDouwd20 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 11380 times:

The logo is hands down nauseating.

User currently offlineBirdseed From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 11310 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 5):
I agree, there was no effort put into that logo.

That might be a bit harsh. Clearly some effort was put in - just not very much, by a person with little talent.  Wink

Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 12):
I personally loved the World Tails but Mrs T started a media which-hunt

No she didn't; they'd been getting a slating in the press and were hugely hated by the public well before Mrs. Thatcher covered one up with a handkerchief. But good for her - she did what many people felt like doing...and it was very funny.


User currently offlineJaws707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 708 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 2 hours ago) and read 11166 times:

Quoting Douwd20 (Reply 17):
The logo is hands down nauseating.

Agreed! The old logo which had the Olympic rings under London along with the banner going through the London name had style, class, and was simple, yet powerful. I think the new logo is absolutely terrible


User currently offlineStarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 1 hour ago) and read 10229 times:

2012 is the end of the Aztec Calender.. therefore the end of the world.

By then the logo won't matter anyway... well not if you live in South America.  Smile



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User currently offlineYULWinterSkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2179 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months ago) and read 8499 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 2):
I tend to think the opposite, in that 747-8Is will be available sooner and it gives BA the time to see if EK, SQ, and QF mauling each other on the "Kangaroo Route" makes it worth sticking around



Quoting MotorHussy (Reply 3):
Interesting that you as an American flag flyer spell ass the British way, arse. Are you in fact a closet Anglophile or indeed British?



Quoting OA260 (Reply 14):
If we had have had a labour government then they might have not stayed British.



Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 15):
Given Blair's love of military action, I think the opposite is true

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User currently offlineFLYGUY767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8434 times:

Sorry, but the logo that is being portrayed for London in 2012, is vulger and in very poor taste. Honestly I cannot remember the color hot pink being anywhere in the Olympic flag.

-JD


User currently offlineIcLCY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 256 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8258 times:

Local councils all over London spend millions of £'s scrubbing graffitti of walls, buses, trains etc & now they choose a graffitti logo.

User currently offlineFlyingtheflag From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5786 times:

IT'S NOT A GRAFFITTI LOGO!!! You have only seen a very small number of ways that the logo can be used. Believe me, you'll grow to love it over time. A lot of research went into redefining the 2012 brand and the emblem is part of a much bigger package, which I think is incredibly inspiring. Why not trust the people behind it and the endorsement from the International Olympic Committee and LOCOG's sponsor(s)...

Rant over  Smile


25 Post contains images FLYGUY767 : Just the way that all of us grew to love the abysmal "World Schemes" on British Airways tails? If it were the "Hip-Hop" Olympics I would understand.
26 Flyingtheflag : "Hip hop" ??? Right... And that's your expert opinion, is it?
27 FLYGUY767 : You know I think the remark below by lcLCY put it best .. And yes I fully agree with lcLCY and his comment.. The logo is a total shame, and sincere l
28 JuniorSpotter : I don't know, but...that logo - China Airlines, anyone? Where is the olympic spirit in it?
29 Boeing77W : It is awful, the most un-popular marketing strategy in British advertising history apparently. To think the re-design cost £400,000 when children mad
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