Brussels Airlines' fifth Belgian icon livery finalists

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The next Brussels Airlines themed aircraft will be:

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Brussels Airlines' fifth Belgian icon livery finalists

Post by brabel » 12 Sep 2017, 13:08

Yesterday, the judges selected 5 semi-finalists for the new Belgian Icon livery.
This Thursday, SN will present the two finalists.

The 5 candidates are: Smurfs, Mercator, Art Nouveau, Marsupilami and Folon.

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fifth Belgian icon livery semi-finalists

Post by PttU » 12 Sep 2017, 13:51

I had to google Folon :oops:

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fifth Belgian icon livery semi-finalists

Post by luchtzak » 12 Sep 2017, 13:59

Marsipilami for me. Brings back my childhood.

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fifth Belgian icon livery semi-finalists

Post by Yuqu12 » 12 Sep 2017, 14:15

I say don't do the smurfs for now: SunExpress Germany has already a Smurfs plane (reg: D-ASXB), so that wouldn't be that original as there is already one in the skies.

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fifth Belgian icon livery semi-finalists

Post by Passenger » 12 Sep 2017, 14:18

brabel wrote:
12 Sep 2017, 13:08
Yesterday, the judges selected 5 semi-finalists for the new Belgian Icon livery. This Thursday, SN will present the two finalists. The 5 candidates are: Smurfs, Mercator, Art Nouveau, Marsupilami and Folon.
Google.com shows the highest number of results for: the Smurfs. On top, they are already known quite well worldwide, ànd within a wide range of the population. And they will present better/nicer on aircraft photos that are taken from a distance.

Yuqu12 wrote:
12 Sep 2017, 14:15
I say don't do the smurfs for now: SunExpress Germany has already a Smurfs plane (reg: D-ASXB), so that wouldn't be that original as there is already one in the skies.
That may indeed be a reason not to choose the Smurfs. But then, Brussels Airlines mostly operates to different airports then SunExpress Germany.

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fifth Belgian icon livery semi-finalists

Post by Yuqu12 » 12 Sep 2017, 14:22

One of the requirements is that the concept has to be unique, so that isn't really the case when there is a similar plane flying around.

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Post by Passenger » 12 Sep 2017, 14:29

Yuqu12 wrote:
12 Sep 2017, 14:22
One of the requirements is that the concept has to be unique, so that isn't really the case when there is a similar plane flying around.
I would then bet on Marsupilami, mainly because it shows better on photos taken from a distance.

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fifth Belgian icon livery semi-finalists

Post by Yuqu12 » 12 Sep 2017, 14:31

We'll see which options are left thursday :)

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fifth Belgian icon livery semi-finalists

Post by luchtzak » 12 Sep 2017, 14:41

Folon:
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Image

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Post by Passenger » 12 Sep 2017, 14:55

Could well be that SunExpress Germany has a contractual exclusivity for "Smurfs painted on an aircraft".

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fifth Belgian icon livery semi-finalists

Post by HQ_BRU_Lover » 12 Sep 2017, 15:18

Mercator without a doubt!

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Post by Yuqu12 » 12 Sep 2017, 15:28

I liked the one of the Atomium, but oh well it isn't a candidate anymore. But I like the Mercator one too :)

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Post by Acid-drop » 12 Sep 2017, 15:35

all of them are about funky painting :)
where is Sandra Kim !! :)
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Re: Brussels Airlines' fifth Belgian icon livery semi-finalists

Post by brabel » 12 Sep 2017, 16:37

I just googled the Sunexpress Smurfs one...
If you see the one from SN, it's way better imo. I think it really looks good. Also with the belgian flag added in the background.
I like the Mercator one as well.
Marsipulami looks a bit boring to me.
Art nouveau... I'm not sure
And Folon... it's a no for me.

So: Smurfs or Mercator :)

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Post by sn26567 » 12 Sep 2017, 16:42

Yuqu12 wrote:
12 Sep 2017, 14:15
I say don't do the smurfs for now: SunExpress Germany has already a Smurfs plane (reg: D-ASXB), so that wouldn't be that original as there is already one in the skies.
It's no longer in the skies. It has been diverted to Toulouse, where it has been blocking the runway for several hours, causing other diversions :)

http://www.aviation24.be/forums/viewtopic ... 60#p355573
http://www.aviation24.be/forums/viewtopic ... 60#p355579

Furthermore, the SunExpress doesn't show the Smurfs, but Die Schlümpfe :)
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Re: Brussels Airlines' fifth Belgian icon livery semi-finalists

Post by Aerofool » 12 Sep 2017, 16:47

There were 103 ideas for a Smurf-plane and 21 for Mercator. So how do you know which ones are the semi-finalists? Are they published somewhere?

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Post by Bralo20 » 12 Sep 2017, 18:46

I had to google Folon and Marsudingskes, never heard of both of them. Folon probably because he's not dead that long (the longer an artist is dead the more famous he gets). Same with that Marsudingskes thing, it's probably more famous in the Wallonian part of Belgium, I've been a comic fan for most of my live yet I never saw it.

I'm going with Mercator or the Smurfs on the second place.

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fifth Belgian icon livery semi-finalists

Post by brabel » 12 Sep 2017, 19:26

Aerofool wrote:
12 Sep 2017, 16:47
There were 103 ideas for a Smurf-plane and 21 for Mercator. So how do you know which ones are the semi-finalists? Are they published somewhere?
Yes, You can check the instagram page of SN and click on the stories :)
There you see the 5 planes.

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fifth Belgian icon livery semi-finalists

Post by Yuqu12 » 12 Sep 2017, 20:50

The 2 finalists will be released thursday and then it's up to the public to vote which one wins.

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fifth Belgian icon livery semi-finalists

Post by Passenger » 14 Sep 2017, 16:48

Yuqu12 wrote:
12 Sep 2017, 20:50
The 2 finalists will be released thursday and then it's up to the public to vote which one wins.
It's gonna be The Smurfs or Art Nouveau:

http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/lufth ... an-icon-2/

http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/957/Binnenland ... ines.dhtml

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