Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2390 times:
Hmmm...I'll give it a thumbs-up; at least it's one of the better of the excruciatingly mediocre UA dream schemes I've seen lately. However, I think the (somewhat) venerable triple red-orange-blue cheatline should be incorporated somewhere. Overall, a nice job.
SFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2365 times:
Here is my modified version.
Notice how the engine looks strange. The slanted color demarcation represents the "slant" motif in United's design elements. From the faint slant of the tulip to the faint slanted T, this slant represents United's progressive nature.
It incorporates two of the same "theory elements" behind Delta's new livery... the first being a solid nose (in this case, the solid grey of most of the fuselage), and the second being a partially painted engine to represent a key aspect of the airline's identity.
Re: the friendship stripe... it has been practically abandoned company wide on all identity materials. It's as good as gone. The friendship stripe now is, plain and simply, a black bar that United occasionally uses. (see united.com)
Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3786 posts, RR: 29
Reply 20, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2037 times:
The current UA livery is among my all time favorites. The revisions featured on the first example would, IMO, improve the current livery for the following reasons: 1) UNITED titles in block, as shown, has become the style I see most often associated with UA. 2) My first thought for improving the current UA livery has been to use a lighter gray for the upper fuselage. 3) The return of the red/blue slanted "U" logo to the upper fuselage, forward of the titles, enhances the overall look.
It does not appear that your first (or second) version includes the red/orange/blue pinstripes at cabin floor level, separating the blue and gray areas of the fuselage. I would prefer to see these retained. One other preference of mine would be for the lower fuselage blue to be of a darker shade.
As for the second livery, would it not infringe on copyright laws in its resemblance to BD's former livery... (the thought that came to mind when I saw it -- don't actually know how copyright law works).
OH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 20
Reply 21, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2025 times:
I prefer the second (sorry David).
I like the way (in the second one) that UNITED is a stark contrast to the blue, whereas the black on grey one looks not very good. I don't like the thing on the engines though, take the engine look from c/s #1 and it's almost there. The logo behind the logo on the tail should have the same type of gradient that is on the engine of c/s #1.
Maybe I might be able to try my hand at this in Photoshop... we'll see
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