Designer Pascal Anson was inspired "by the idea that an aircraft can often look like a bird when in flight". "The dove signifies a positive message wherever you go in the world," said Anson. "I also hope it makes people stop, think and look twice too. It will be very special to see these aircrafts in flight, and I hope that passengers, athletes and VIPís flying in to the London 2012 Games will be very excited to be on this celebratory aircraft.Ē
Whilst watching the video posted by vulcanised I wondered how I would have loved to be a fly on the wall in that maintenance hanger when the poor team who had to prepare the aircraft were reading through the documents detailing the new livery ! Wonder if they called the boss asking if it was an April fool's joke and to send down the proper docs ASAP !
It looks just like a great big mega-dove hit the airbus arse first !
Had a quick peek over at FlyerTalk and it seems the SLF are not overly impressed either it seems. One of them suggested the maintenance guys should have used the following painting mechanism .... would have been cheaper and easier ! Although I guess that would be more Pollock and less Anson.
On the BBC's 'London 2012' website, I see EGLL has just unveiled its 'Olympic Terminal'. - Splendid!
It's the size of 3 'Olympic Swimming Pools' apparently. So now I know how big an 'Olympic Swimming Pool' is.....
1/3rd the size of this temporary structure.
I bet Olympic Airways aircraft will never be seen near it, or McDonald's, (Official Olympic Restaurant ) 'meals' ever served inside it.
It also says that "Athletes will take 30 minutes to pass through the terminal"....So, how slowly are they running then?
Just to show I can take the criticism I dish out, here are my extremely rough ideas I drew up the moment the competition was announced. They took no more than 5 minutes and no more thought other than an initial "hmmm" went into them.
Cafes are prohibited by law from offering meals such as an 'Olympic breakfast' - or in fact using any words associated with the Olympics or 2012 when used in association with London.
A key element of the UK bid to host the 2012 Olympics was the promise of strict laws to protect sponsors from freeloading by their competitors. Existing laws already prohibited the unauthorised use of the Olympic name and symbols, but this particular act goes further, prohibiting any association between a business and the London Olympics. What does it mean to "associate" your business with the London Olympics? The legislation gives examples of what may amount to association: specifically, the use of "2012" or "Games" with each other or with any of the words "gold", "silver", "bronze", "London", "medals", "sponsor" or "summer". So "going for gold in 2012" or "supporting the London Games" would almost certainly be seen as infringing the association right, as would selling a TV as "ideal for watching the Summer Games".
Designer Pascal Anson was inspired "by the idea that an aircraft can often look like a bird when in flight".
A master of the glaringly obvious then.
I'm afraid gathering up the enthusiasm to pay any attention at all to this latest incarnation of OTT marketing hype is beyond me. The grungy crud I intend scraping out from under my toenails later in the day holds far more fascination.