airline liveries

A detailed look back at every Air New Zealand livery (1965-present)

A detailed look back at every Air New Zealand livery (1965-present)

If there’s one thing to be learned about the Air New Zealand livery, it’s that all of them are an…

3 things about the Virgin America livery you may not have noticed

3 things about the Virgin America livery you may not have noticed

Despite its relative simplicity, there’s a lot more that went into the Virgin America livery than most people realize. It…

A detailed overview of every Sun Country Airlines livery (1983-present)

A detailed overview of every Sun Country Airlines livery (1983-present)

The history of the Sun Country Airlines livery is fascinating. It went from being the absolute worst, all the way…

Qatar Airways livery history: a closer look at all the changes

Qatar Airways livery history: a closer look at all the changes

Of all the Middle Eastern airlines, the Qatar Airways livery has always been the least opulent. There have never been…

An in-depth overview of the Korean Air livery

An in-depth overview of the Korean Air livery

Despite how simple it may look at first glance, the Korean Air livery (the one unveiled in 1984) is one…

A closer look at the ANA (All Nippon Airways) livery

A closer look at the ANA (All Nippon Airways) livery

The ANA livery is unique in that it’s one of the simplest – yet one of the classiest – in…

Pros and cons of the Air India livery on the Boeing 787-8

Pros and cons of the Air India livery on the Boeing 787-8

Of all of the airline liveries that I’ve illustrated over the years, the Air India livery has been one of…

The subtle evolution of the Emirates livery

The subtle evolution of the Emirates livery

Love it or hate it, the Emirates livery is one of the most recognizable airline livery designs in the world.…

A detailed visual history of the Qantas livery

A detailed visual history of the Qantas livery

The Qantas livery (going all the way back to the 1950s) has always been one of my favorites. It’s one…

The subtle (but classy) evolution of the Japan Airlines livery

The subtle (but classy) evolution of the Japan Airlines livery

Despite how simplistic you might think that the Japan Airlines livery is, it’s a perfect example of a clean and…

The new United livery: an in depth look at all the design elements

The new United livery: an in depth look at all the design elements

It’s always a pretty big deal when an all new United livery is unveiled to the world. And you know…

The new KLM livery: an in depth look at all the changes

The new KLM livery: an in depth look at all the changes

I may upset a few people by saying this, but I’m not a very big fan of the new KLM…

A pictorial history of the American Airlines livery

A pictorial history of the American Airlines livery

Is there a more iconic airline livery in the world than the American Airlines livery? Ever since the launch of…

The subtle (yet classy) evolution of the Alaska Airlines livery

The subtle (yet classy) evolution of the Alaska Airlines livery

The evolution of the Alaska airlines livery has been very interesting. It started out in the 1960s as something very…

The beautiful evolution of the Delta Air Lines livery

The beautiful evolution of the Delta Air Lines livery

Love it or hate it, the best thing about the Delta Air Lines livery is how consistent it’s been over…

The Breeze Airways livery: an in depth look at all the design elements

The Breeze Airways livery: an in depth look at all the design elements

The Breeze Airways livery is one of the most unique of all the US airlines. From the pearlescent paint (which…

A visual history of the United Airlines livery

A visual history of the United Airlines livery

The United Airlines livery has always been iconic and trend-setting, and to this day I still cannot decide which one…

A visual history of the Pan Am livery

A visual history of the Pan Am livery

When it comes to vintage airlines and aircraft, the Pan Am livery has pretty much been at the top of…

The bold evolution of the Southwest Airlines livery

The bold evolution of the Southwest Airlines livery

If you would’ve asked me 10 years ago what I thought about the Southwest Airlines livery, I wouldn’t have said…

Etihad’s new livery: everything you need to know about it (and more)

Etihad’s new livery: everything you need to know about it (and more)

As far as I’m concerned, there is no better airline livery in existence than the new Etihad livery. It’s clean,…

A closer look at the new JetBlue Streamers tail for the A321LR

A closer look at the new JetBlue Streamers tail for the A321LR

If there’s one airline that takes pride in livery design, it’s JetBlue. Yes, it’s true that they do have one…

Airline livery design: my process for coming up with something great

Airline livery design: my process for coming up with something great

Airline livery design isn’t something that I do very often, though I will admit it is something I’m really interested…

Why you shouldn’t hate the new Lufthansa livery as much as you think you do

Why you shouldn’t hate the new Lufthansa livery as much as you think you do

I’ve been following the airline industry for a very long time. It’s always been entertaining, and if there’s anything that…

Alaska Airlines new livery: what makes it so great?

Alaska Airlines new livery: what makes it so great?

Even though I haven’t been posting very much here on the blog lately, I have been doing a lot of…

Side view illustrations of the AeroMexico 787-8 and 737-700

Side view illustrations of the AeroMexico 787-8 and 737-700

There hasn’t been much time for aircraft illustrations in my busy life over the past 6 weeks or so, but…

Allegiant Air A319-111 illustration

Allegiant Air A319-111 illustration

I’ve always considered Allegiant Air to be one of those airlines that I’d only fly if was really desperate and…

The three liveries of the Eastern Airlines L-1011 TriStar

The three liveries of the Eastern Airlines L-1011 TriStar

Right off the heels of my TWA livery illustration series, here’s another nostalgic set of this classic Lockheed wearing the…

Trans World Airlines L-1011’s in three different liveries

Trans World Airlines L-1011’s in three different liveries

Now that I’ve got blank side view templates of the Lockheed L-1011 created, applying liveries (the fun part) can now…

A closer look at the British Airways livery

A closer look at the British Airways livery

When I first started creating airliner art, it was the British Airways livery that I wanted to do first. Every…

Spirit Airlines A319s in three different liveries

Spirit Airlines A319s in three different liveries

Spirit Airlines is one of those obscure air carriers that I’ve never really given much thought to in the past.…

A pictorial history of the Hawaiian Airlines livery

A pictorial history of the Hawaiian Airlines livery

The Hawaiian Airlines livery has gone through an interesting evolution over the years. Each new design has played off the…

UPS (United Parcel Service) 767-300 side view illustrations

UPS (United Parcel Service) 767-300 side view illustrations

One of my favorite US airline liveries at the moment has to be the iconic brown and gold UPS livery.…

A nostalgic look back at the Northwest Airlines livery

A nostalgic look back at the Northwest Airlines livery

As a visual designer, one of the things I liked best about the Northwest livery (all versions) was the signature…

USAir 767-201/ER side view illustration

USAir 767-201/ER side view illustration

As I mentioned in my recent post about the Piedmont Airlines livery, I couldn’t help but to do this polished…

A closer look at the Cathay Pacific livery

A closer look at the Cathay Pacific livery

There are very few airline liveries out there that I like more than the Cathay Pacific livery (no matter which…

Piedmont Airlines 767-201/ER illustration

Piedmont Airlines 767-201/ER illustration

Sometimes whenever I start working on a project, I get really into it and end up doing a lot more…

TWA 767-205 side view illustration

TWA 767-205 side view illustration

Here in the US, there aren’t many airlines that have as much history as TWA (Trans World Airlines). They started…

A visual history of the Continental Airlines livery

A visual history of the Continental Airlines livery

Thinking back on it, every version of the Continental Airlines livery was trend-setting in one way or another. For example,…

Retro United Airlines 787-8 in the Saul Bass livery

Retro United Airlines 787-8 in the Saul Bass livery

Inspired by a rumor thread on airliners.net, I was thought it would be really cool to mock up a preliminary…