Sun Country Airlines 737-8BK illustration

By Norebbo •  2 min read

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.

Sun Country 737-800

Two side view drawings of a Sun Country 737-800 over a white background

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 livery, 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.

Norebbo

My name is Scott, and I started in the design industry over 20 years ago with a bachelors degree in Industrial Design from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. I have an extensive background in both 2D and 3D illustration, and these days, I spend a majority of my time creating aircraft templates and airliner art. I’m basically an airplane dork.

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