Airline Logos

Posted by Alex

The Museum of Flight displays an impressive collection of vintage airline logos. As I’ve just spent most of my young life traveling between DC and SF over the holiday, airline logos aren’t exactly what I want to be looking at right now — regardless, some of these are too good for me to mind. Lufthansa is still my absolute favorite (I gravitate towards anything with a stylized bird). The images are relatively high quality and they have a ton more over on their site.

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RA_OUL says:

December 29, 2009 at 1:36 am

I love this find! Just got through looking at the site and there is a lot of horribly designed logos but there are a few gems in there. Great stuff.


C says:

December 29, 2009 at 7:07 am

That blue-and-yellow logo up there isn’t Lufthansa, exactly. It’s for Condor Airlines, which was(is?) a charter airliner that Lufthansa owned a controlling stake in. Still, it’s brilliant.
I wonder if it was also done by Otl Aicher (who did a massive rebranding and the current logo for Lufthansa in the 60’s/70’s).


Burner says:

December 29, 2009 at 9:35 am

RA_OUL I completely agree. Alex you did a great job of picking some gems, I love the Air Pacific. Actually I like a lot of the airs, Jamaica and Niugini especially.

I will never be able to see the Pan Am logo without thinking of Catch Me If You Can.


alex says:

December 29, 2009 at 9:39 am

Yeah there are definitely some hits and misses in that collection. I left out a few excellent ones (Lufthansa…) cause it’s fun to search around yourself. I also really like Delta’s old (and current I think) symbol.


borja says:

December 31, 2009 at 4:21 am

airlines logos is something i have always enjoyed. since i live in china i have discovered some nice ones. unfortunately chinese ones are horrible, but thai airlines and asiana (south korean) ones deserve to have a look at them

oups, actually i just realized thai airlines was included, but seems they have updated the colours
asiana seems to have taken off, or is trying to fly as far as the frame of the image allows


jonathan says:

December 31, 2009 at 6:15 am

That Orion Airways (#2) mark, whoa! So nice, so solid. Thanks for that. I also agree with Salemid, that Northwestern logo is just pure genius.


Lydia says:

December 31, 2009 at 8:45 am

I’ve always loved the Lufthansa logo, but at the same time, doesn’t it sort of look like a flying fork? Maybe that’s just me!