airline liveries

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 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…

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 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…

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

A little over a year ago, the new United livery was unveiled to the world. And you know what? I…

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 an Air Transat A330-343 wearing the 2011 “Welcome” livery

Side view illustrations of an Air Transat A330-343 wearing the 2011 “Welcome” livery

Do you even know how guilty I feel about creating airline livery illustrations when I’m already so deeply backed up…

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…

Thai Airways International A380-841 illustration

Thai Airways International A380-841 illustration

It just occurred to me as I was going through my archives that I have a lot of airliner illustrations…

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…

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…

Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 Illustration

Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 Illustration

Earlier this week, Boeing rolled out the first 787-9 in the Air New Zealand livery. For those of you who…

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…

Air China A330-243 illustration

Air China A330-243 illustration

Of all the airline livery illustrations I’ve done to date, this might be the least exciting of the bunch. There’s…

Malaysia Airlines 777-2H6/ER Illustration

Malaysia Airlines 777-2H6/ER Illustration

Approximately one week ago, Malaysia Airlines flight 370 went missing on a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Beijing…

Virgin America A320-214 illustration

Virgin America A320-214 illustration

A few nights ago I thought it would be fun to create some side view illustrations of the Virgin America…

Sun Country Airlines 737-8BK illustration

Sun Country Airlines 737-8BK illustration

While I can’t say that I’m a fan of Sun Country Airlines, I must say that they have one 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…

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…

Qatar Airways Airbus A350-900 illustration

Qatar Airways Airbus A350-900 illustration

I’m trying to limit how many Airbus A350 renderings that I create for the time being, primarily because there is…

Airbus A350-900 WXB livery

Airbus A350-900 WXB livery

The first Airbus A350 hadn’t even delivered yet before I illustrated it for my growing collection of side-profile airliner renderings. I…

Lufthansa Airbus A380-800 illustration

Lufthansa Airbus A380-800 illustration

Here is an Airbus A380 in the Lufthansa livery that I just put tougher. I’m still a bit torn whether…

Korean Air / Skyteam Alliance Boeing 777-200/ER illustration

Korean Air / Skyteam Alliance Boeing 777-200/ER illustration

Although I’ve seen this livery in pictures, it wasn’t until I actually saw it up close and personal at Tokyo…

LAN Airlines Boeing 787-8 Illustration

LAN Airlines Boeing 787-8 Illustration

One of my favorite airline color schemes flying around these days just happens to be the iconic blue and white…

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 the…

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

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

I was scratching my head trying to think of all the current Boeing 787 operators, and for some reason or…

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…

Emirates Boeing 777-200ER Illustration

Emirates Boeing 777-200ER Illustration

I finally finished illustrating a Boeing 777-200 template! Yeah, my time has been severely limited with a crazy work schedule…

QANTAS 737-838 side view illustration

QANTAS 737-838 side view illustration

Well, you can chalk this one up into the “I thought it was going to be easy but it wasn’t”…