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SHANGHAI AIRLINES

 

Even if it's under China Eastern, Shanghai Airlines still maintains it distinct look. The curves found on the livery are inspired by the crane that has been the airline's identifier from the beginning. This design pattern extends from the sleeves to the front of the jersey, while on the pants, it extends all the way to the back. Since the belly of the airline's current paint job is in grey, it's just right to have only one option for the pants.

 

It's quite difficult to find high-quality images of the airline's earliest livery, and the one I found is one of the best I can find. This retro livery doesn't get any simpler than that, so I decided to give the throwback uniform a Penn State treatment. The striping on the pants and the helmet are slightly wider compared to the one used by the Nittany Lions, then I colored the collar and the sleeve cuffs white, just like how Penn State football looked like in the 2000s.

 

 

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On 4/11/2024 at 9:18 AM, edjb93 said:

Thanks for the appreciation, @TheGiantsFan! I'll look onto your suggestions later on and think about those.

 

I have decided to retain what I have for Emirates, Delta, and JAL, after testing out larger helmet decals. I don't even wanna make the decals outrageously large like what's done for MOST college football teams nowadays... 😅

 

Regardless though, thanks for all the comments in this series so far. I fully appreciate it.

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13 hours ago, edjb93 said:

 

I have decided to retain what I have for Emirates, Delta, and JAL, after testing out larger helmet decals. I don't even wanna make the decals outrageously large like what's done for MOST college football teams nowadays... 😅

 

Regardless though, thanks for all the comments in this series so far. I fully appreciate it.

 

No worries, I appreciate that you made some attempts though! :)

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AIR CHINA

 

Honestly, I had some difficulty in designing a set for Air China, despite its simplistic livery that was inherited from its predecessor CAAC Airlines. Thus, I went with a straightforward approach by using the exact livery design from top to bottom.

 

White is my color choice for the primary uniform, with the blue one being designated as the clash jersey. Both are paired with grey pants to mimic the belly color of Air China's fleet. There's a specific reason why I chose red to be the number color, and that is to simulate what's on the empennage, where the airline logo is the only red element on the livery, aside from the Chinese flag.

 

Since the airline is China's flag carrier, I had to make an alternate uniform that really speaks of the Chinese culture. With that, the alternate uniform draws inspiration from the Red Phoenix livery, which relies heavily on red and gold. Except for the white helmet, this uniform is all-red from top to bottom. And if you look closer, the shade of red that's used on the helmet decals is darker in contrast to the usual red from the regular uniforms.

 

 

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ROYAL BRUNEI AIRLINES

 

While I know the airline has done it for modernization purposes, I don't consider myself a fan of Royal Brunei's current look, considering how it looked like immediately before. But yeah, that wasn't a hurdle for me when I created the home and road uniform concepts for the airline.

 

The overall design revolves around the yellow parallelogram on the logo. From afar, it seems that both home and road uniforms look plain, but that's what I aimed for, especially with the simplistic overall look of Royal Brunei—white stripe on a yellow background, black stripe on a dark brown background (maybe anthracite or dark grey—you name it). The yellow jersey is designated as the primary (since it has been the traditional color choice of Brunei's national football team kits), while the dark brown/anthracite/dark grey one becomes the clash jersey.

 

Of course, with what I said earlier, I've shown some love on the previous livery, so I made it as my retro alternate uniform for the airline.

 

 

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SOUTHWEST AIRLINES

 

Ever since looking upon Southwest Airlines, I've been quite fascinated by its unique livery history. Fast forward to the current livery, Southwest's look never disappoints. Because of that, I applied the tricolor pattern from the "Heart" logo on the helmet, the sleeves, and the socks. While both jersey and pants colors are interchangeable, all-blue is the primary home uniform combination and all-white is the primary road combo.

 

Since the first two uniforms are already in "Canyon Blue" (which has been in use since 2001), it's just natural that the retro uniform pays tribute to Southwest's original "Desert Gold" livery. The helmet features the iconic diagonal orientation of the wordmark and its respective striping. Numbers all over the jersey receive the vintage shadow treatment, and red is what I chose for the color of the pants, due to the red belly on the airline's first-ever livery.

 

 

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SPIRIT AIRLINES

 

The "school bus of a plane" really knows how to get attention, and my uniform concepts for Spirit Airlines do the same thing, perhaps. When I implied at the beginning that there will be some airlines which will get the primary-clash-alternate designation, I was not thinking then about three SEPARATE designs from the helmet all the way to the socks (well, I actually thought about that for my Thai Airways concept, but I then abandoned that idea). However, for a distinct airline like Spirit, this is the full exhaustion of the unofficial rule I just mentioned.

 

Starting off, we have the all-yellow uniform with touches of black. Actually, I just learned recently that Spirit tweaked its current livery where all logos no longer have the scratch pattern. By the way, that same scratch pattern is applied on the sleeves and the pant striping, so that this won't be just another all-yellow uniform.

 

The clash uniform tackles the much "tamer" livery—Eurowhite with significant usage of blue. I specifically applied the livery's empennage design to the shoulders, and I went with blue pants and white socks this time, to add more color to what's essentially a road uniform.

 

Finally, we have the livery that I mostly like, the grayscale pixel livery. I also recently realized that this is a later variant of the original pixel livery, which uses blue. The former is the basis of my alternate uniform for Spirit, as it looks more professional.

 

 

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ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES

 

Okay, back to another full-service carrier, and this time, it's Africa's largest airline! Ethiopian's livery is yet another simple one, as it only consists of several wordmarks and the logo—a big thanks to the firm responsible for simplifying Ethiopian's logo into what it is today. Since that's the case, I resorted to the cloth pattern found on the airline's Economy Class seats, applying it on the sleeves and the pants' side panels. Speaking of the latter, Ethiopian's name in Amharic is also applied there.

 

Now, you might have noticed the usage of green on the dark jersey and red on the socks. Well, that's because it's the home color combo of Ethiopia's football team. I could've used yellow on the pants, but I thought it would be too much. Let me know if you want yellow pants on the home combo, though! Okay, since silence means yes, I decided to put up yellow pants to be paired with the green jersey as a tribute to the aforementioned national football team.

 

As for the retro design, I can't help but to describe the airline's old livery as really ancient-looking. With that said, when applied to a uniform, it's not that too old, due to the number font.

 

 

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HAWAIIAN AIRLINES

 

Hawaiian owns one of the most beautiful liveries—if not THE most beautiful one—among the world's airlines. Pualani surely is an eye-catcher and it's just fitting that she adorns the primary helmet. I'm unable to replicate the sublimated lei from the current livery, so I just picked out (no pun intended) the flower from Pualani and made a sublimated pattern. When applied on a white background, the flower pattern is in light grey, while when on a dark background, it's in a gradient. The latter is also applied to the road jersey numbers for color balance.

 

I went with the very first Pualani livery as my reference for the airline's throwback uniform. Note the lack of TV numbers on the jersey, as the dual curved stripes extend to the portion of the shoulder a la Houston Texans' brand new white and red jerseys. This color combo might be familiar with those who followed or witnessed the defunct World Football League, as I indeed drew inspirations from one of its teams, Southern California Sun—even if there's another team that's simply called The Hawaiians.

 

Since the merger of Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines will now come into fruition, I added the Oneworld logo onto the uniforms (please take note that Alaska Airlines is a Oneworld member).

 

 

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On 4/28/2024 at 11:59 AM, Bomba Tomba said:

3 very different looks? We entering soccer territory now boys

 

Yup! For an airline that's famous for being infamous, it's just fitting to get wacky and unconventional at the uniform designations.

 

23 hours ago, Bomba Tomba said:

PANK

 

Such a fine scheme, shame the merger means that these colors will soon be gone from the skies

 

Well, the Alaska-Hawaiian deal implied that the two airlines will still operate as separate brands, much like how Air France-KLM works ever since they merged.

 

17 hours ago, TheGiantsFan said:

Wow, that Hawaiian Airlines set is absolutely GORGEOUS! 😮  My favorite part is the gradient use on the numbers for the modern white jersey

 

As a frequent Southwest flier, you did an amazing job with that one as well! :)

 

Thank you very much! I initially thought of using a single color on the front and back numbers of the white jersey, but then I realized that a purple-to-pink gradient would make things better. I didn't apply this on the purple jersey due to legibility issues, especially when viewed from, let's say, a stadium's nosebleed section.

 

I'd think the design of Southwest's blue socks is possible, with the rise of unusual sock designs (commonly made by Stance) for MLB City Connect uniforms.

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VIRGIN ATLANTIC

 

The flagship airline of Virgin Group looks simplistic nowadays, so I also went with a simplistic design for the uniforms. Red and white dominate the home and road uniforms, with purple being added for accents. The sleeves feature one of the Flying Icons, a red-haired lady named Ray, holding the Union Jack. I chose Ray on the grounds that, since the Flying Icons replaced the iconic Flying Lady illustration, she is the one that closely represents the former Flying Lady.

 

Meanwhile, the regular helmet has a gradient to it, so that it resembles a "candy-coated" finish applied on the tail of Virgin Atlantic's aircraft.

 

Speaking of the Flying Lady, she's still represented on the retro alternate, where the illustration is placed on the top portion of the pants' side panels. The shoulder yoke on the alternate jersey is attributed to the shape that encloses the Virgin logo, which is also found on the airline's livery in the 2000's.

 

 

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VIRGIN AUSTRALIA

 

While its counterpart from the United Kingdom focuses on the red, Virgin Australia puts more emphasis on white, as evidenced by its current livery. That's the reason why there's no regular red pants for the home and road jerseys. Though I applied the same design from my Virgin Atlantic concept, there are some noticeable differences other than the white helmet, such as the replacement of purple with silver and VA's own version of the Flying Lady on the sleeves.

 

Per the suggestion of @TheGiantsFan, I added a red alternate helmet as a tribute to Virgin Australia Holdings' defunct long-haul airline, V Australia, which unbelievably consisted of only Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. It just so happened that after the absorption of V Australia into the main operations of Virgin Australia, a merged livery was created.

 

The retro alternate is also the same as the one for Virgin Atlantic, but in blue, since the airline was originally known as Virgin Blue. I'm unable to find a clearer copy of the Flying Lady from that era, so I just used the best available version of the illustration.

 

 

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I may recall something I read a long time ago that the current Virgin Atlantic livery has a slight gradient and quite a shine to it. I was wondering if you could add a light-to-dark red gradient to the helmet to give it some more depth!

 

It would also be quite interesting to see a Virgin Australia jersey that throws back to the V Australia brand that merged with Virgin Blue to make Virgin Australia

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13 hours ago, TheGiantsFan said:

I may recall something I read a long time ago that the current Virgin Atlantic livery has a slight gradient and quite a shine to it. I was wondering if you could add a light-to-dark red gradient to the helmet to give it some more depth!

 

It would also be quite interesting to see a Virgin Australia jersey that throws back to the V Australia brand that merged with Virgin Blue to make Virgin Australia

 

Thanks for your suggestions! I never noticed Virgin Atlantic's "candy-coated" finish on its aircraft tail until now. Anyway, updates to the two Virgin Group's airlines are now up. Take note that I did not add an actual V Australia uniform, but just the helmet instead, so that it can be used as an alternate to be worn with either red or white jerseys.

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11 hours ago, edjb93 said:

 

Thanks for your suggestions! I never noticed Virgin Atlantic's "candy-coated" finish on its aircraft tail until now. Anyway, updates to the two Virgin Group's airlines are now up. Take note that I did not add an actual V Australia uniform, but just the helmet instead, so that it can be used as an alternate to be worn with either red or white jerseys.

 

You're very welcome! Virgin Atlantic looks a lot better now :)

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ALASKA AIRLINES

 

While Chester might have been Alaska Airlines' most recognizable symbol, the airline's current livery is catching up when it comes to things that instantly comes to mind about it. All the random curves from the fuselage's paint —except for the silver or gray ones—are widespread throughout the home and road uniforms. And of course, I'll not forget the gigantic Chester decal on the helmet.

 

I had to dig deep towards whatever I could find online, upon searching what to put on the throwback uniform. Eventually, I settled on the 1972 livery—or should I say, liveries, since there were four of it (one of which is the debut of Chester).

 

 

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UPDATE ON MY ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES CONCEPT:

After some thought, I decided to push through with the yellow pants. Also, I made the primary socks solid: all-red on the home, all-white on the road. You can view the changes here.

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