Eastern L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 127 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 975 times:
I am kind of partial to all the two toned colors they used. By the way, does anyone know why on the show South Park after the credits they have a Braniff 727 flying on the screen and the phrase, "Braniff, Believe It!"? I have wondered for awhile what it represents.
Chautauquasaab From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 101 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 968 times:
Alexander Gerard was the graphic genius who created the "Flying Colors" concept. Perhaps the later iterations of Braniff should have reused the concept. I always thought American, if it should re-do its livery, ought to consider such a scheme... perhaps toned down with a red-blue-white-grey spectrum.
As for South Park, I have wondered the same thing. It always seems a bit spooky!
ORD From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1371 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 962 times:
Actually, I believe Alexander Gerard only designed the interiors for Braniff when the "jellybean" look first appeared in the mid-60s. I'm sure it was Mary Wells (and the advertising agency she worked for) who was responsible for coming up with the Flying Colors idea. Of course, as we know, Mary Wells ultimately had her own ad agency, Wells Rich Greene, which was very successful but eventually went out of business a few years ago. And, don't forget that Mary Wells also wound up marrying Braniff's CEO, Harding Lawrence.
In any event, I loved the ultra colors, especially the brown and dark green.