sfointern
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Our New United Paint Job

Mon Sep 03, 2001 2:48 pm

Because we have no lives (whatsoever), ILUV767 and I came up with our ideal new United paint scheme.

It's alive!!!



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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Mon Sep 03, 2001 2:52 pm

I like it!
 
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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Mon Sep 03, 2001 3:09 pm

looks good
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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Mon Sep 03, 2001 3:16 pm

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.

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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Mon Sep 03, 2001 3:52 pm

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)

Ta da...



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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Mon Sep 03, 2001 4:01 pm

Hass....no!

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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Mon Sep 03, 2001 4:09 pm

I like the first one better But I was hoping you cou;d base your idea of off the Friendship scheme.
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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Mon Sep 03, 2001 4:15 pm

Very nice job, the first one.

I'd vote for that one.
 
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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Mon Sep 03, 2001 4:20 pm

Not bad. But I prefer the current one. No offense.

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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Mon Sep 03, 2001 4:33 pm

I like it! Nice work! (Referring to the first one)

However, I will always love the stars and bars livery of the 70s and the red/blue/orange of the 80s! Big grin

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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Mon Sep 03, 2001 6:23 pm

I like the 1st. the 2nd looks too much like BMI!!
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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Mon Sep 03, 2001 9:11 pm

I like the first one. The second is too bmi.

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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Mon Sep 03, 2001 9:19 pm

They are both good but I most say I prefer the 1st one.
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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Mon Sep 03, 2001 11:34 pm

Argh...why can't I see any of these pics? Anyone have possible reasons?
 
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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Tue Sep 04, 2001 12:33 am

They look nice but get rid of that damm gray! Lets try some other colors. After all UAL already completely changed their complany colors with the last livery change, so they can do it again.


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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Tue Sep 04, 2001 1:12 am

Looks good, but I prefer current livery.
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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Tue Sep 04, 2001 3:38 am

It's like BMI for a reason Big grin

Landor was brilliant with its new bmi and Delta designs... those will become classic, you'll see.
 
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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Tue Sep 04, 2001 3:56 am

Take the current scheme and replace "United Airlines" with U N I T E D, preceded by the flying U, then it will look awesome.
 
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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Tue Sep 04, 2001 7:10 am

I think a nice arcing or slanted red line somewhere on the engines would balance the livery a bit more with the red on the tail in the first one, but overall, very classy design.

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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Tue Sep 04, 2001 7:15 am

It still looks tacky. And you still can't see it at night (are you listening USAirways?). I'm with Richard, bring back the red, orange, and blue.

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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Tue Sep 04, 2001 9:54 am

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).
 
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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Tue Sep 04, 2001 10:24 am

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  Smile

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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Tue Sep 04, 2001 11:29 am

Here's a better version of #2...



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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Tue Sep 04, 2001 1:14 pm

Hass, make the engine a gradiated blue.

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That Looks So Good!

Tue Sep 04, 2001 3:14 pm

I think UA should go with a logo similar to that one for the tail of the acft. I like the current livery, but I think to logo on the back nees to be a bit bigger.

Jacob
 
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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Tue Sep 04, 2001 3:43 pm

#3 is the best!!! #3 is the best!!!!  Big thumbs up



MUCH better! I love it!

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3 Revisions

Tue Sep 04, 2001 5:02 pm

OKAY...

I know the gradiated engines are preferred here... but they are simply to hard to paint and maintain that way. The only way you can do gradients on planes cost-efficiently is with decals, and as far as I know, you can't use a decal to cover the whole engine!

Let me try to convince you why this partial-slanted blue blotch engine is better:

1) Easy to maintain look and finish (refer to DL and BD)

2) Carries key aspect of current United brand -- the progressive slant of the "tulip" and "T" (refer to DL's blue/red ribbon and BD's curves)

3) Follows what looks to be a trend of partially painted engines that will, in time, look classic (see also WN)

* * *

These three modifications have three large cutoff tulips on the tail, with the last modification even spanning down onto the fuselage (similar to new schmes).

I must say that it was ILUV767's brilliant idea to put the cutoff U on the tail pared with the classic U. I never thought we could reconcile the two, but apparently they look great together!

One last thing: I hope that as more we receive more input, people are starting to like the modified schemes more and more...

1) Large Tulip



2) Tail-Sized Tulip



3) Oversized Tulip



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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Wed Sep 05, 2001 3:55 am

bump
 
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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Wed Sep 05, 2001 10:42 am

SFOintern:

I like the third version you have, with the "oversized tulip" on the tail My suggestion would be to make the engines solid blue. Also another idea might be to place little tulips on each engine housing, like Delta's old livery. I think the blue should extend a little further down on the fuselage, so that the full nose and tail are blue. The gray area could be contained within a curved ara along the bottom of the fuselage. Otherwise, it looks great! Good job, guys!  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Wed Sep 05, 2001 12:12 pm

the real one is .....good enough.
 
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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Thu Sep 06, 2001 1:38 am

You say you'd like to see the gradient extended onto the fuselage? Take a look that this monstrosity...



Designed ca. January 2001.
 
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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Thu Sep 06, 2001 1:46 am

SFOintern:
You are one creative dude!  Smokin cool

I like #1 & 2 the best!
Is there anyway you can make the bottoms bare metal?

Also, can you do this with a 747 or 727?
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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Thu Sep 06, 2001 2:50 am

i like the the group of 3 together
 
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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Thu Sep 06, 2001 3:13 am

These look like photo shop lessons.
The current one is still the most elegant.
Best leave it to professionals.
 
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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Thu Sep 06, 2001 10:27 am

SFOintern:

 Confused
That thing with the gradient wasn't what I meant. Right now your design is evenly divided between blue and gray. What I meant was more blue, and less gray. I was trying to say that you might want to toy with the idea of the blane being mostly blue, with only a little of the gray to the bottom of the aircraft and around the wings.
 
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RE: Our New United Paint Job

Thu Sep 06, 2001 5:18 pm

How about taking design #3, and flip-flop the gray and blue, and leave the tail the same as before. Have the engine nascelles the same as in #1 and add the United logo in the middle.

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