Your Favorite Braniff Color Scheme Was...

Mon Oct 25, 1999 11:54 am

I wanted to know, of all the color schemes that the original Braniff, and the two later had, which is your favorite.

I like the ocre orange, used in the 747SP and a Calder design with several "crazy lines" in red and blue and a white background.

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RE: Your Favorite Braniff Color Scheme Was...

Mon Oct 25, 1999 12:17 pm

The sparkling burgandy "Ultra-Look" was my personal favorite.

RE: Your Favorite Braniff Color Scheme Was...

Mon Oct 25, 1999 1:54 pm

I liked the two tone colors of the 70s with the BI logo on the tail and the flying colors. Also the colors BN2 used were really nice.
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RE: Your Favorite Braniff Color Scheme Was...

Sun Oct 31, 1999 11:20 pm

The brown, burgundy & green paint schemes were magnificent.
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RE: Your Favorite Braniff Color Scheme Was...

Mon Nov 01, 1999 1:58 am

They had a teal green with silver and a dark blue (almost black) with silver that were great!

I really miss those beautiful multi-color 727-200s at the airports. My business associates used to bet lunch over what color our plane would be for a given flight.
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RE: Your Favorite Braniff Color Scheme Was...

Mon Nov 01, 1999 8:44 am

mine wa the big orange scheme dating back from the 1970s, when the first Braniff 747-100 went into service.

it's sad we dont' see such a colourful airline any more:-<
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RE: Your Favorite Braniff Color Scheme Was...

Mon Nov 01, 1999 2:49 pm

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.
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RE: Your Favorite Braniff Color Scheme Was...

Tue Nov 02, 1999 8:50 pm

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!
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RE: Chautauquasaab

Tue Nov 02, 1999 11:55 pm

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.

RE: Southpark

Wed Nov 03, 1999 2:07 am

Someone once told me the reason they used the BN 727 at the end of show was the production company was called Braniff. I don't know if this is true so don't quote me on that.

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