While I can’t say that I’m a fan of Sun Country Airlines, I must say that they have one of the best liveries out there at the moment. While most other airlines tend to favor simple paint schemes with lots of white, Sun Country has bucked the trend and created a design that stands out in a crowd! Quite bold for a low cost airline such as this.
One interesting thing to note about their logo and corporate branding: there are two active versions of it (one for their aircraft and one for their marketing materials). At first glance, that big orange sun graphic with the “S” in the center looks the same on their website as it does on their aircraft. But they’re not the same! The aircraft version sports a different font for the S, as well as some minor tweaks to the sun rays around it. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize this until I recreated what I thought was their latest logo and tried to apply it to these side view illustrations. It wasn’t lining up like the pictures I was referencing, and it was a real head scratcher for sure. Then it hit me – I created the wrong logo!
Anyway, I like the way this illustration turned out. Compared to the Alaska Airlines 737 drawings I just created, I decided to go heavy on the blue (just as they have for their livery design). I love the way blue and orange works together.
If by some chance you’d like to use these illustrations on your blog or article, here is a version without the blue: