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Frigate Ecojet aircraft livery design
18 August 2017

Overview

Frigate Ecojet

Task: to design an aircraft livery

Russian company Frigate Ecojet is developing a new wide-body civil aircraft capable of carrying up to 350 passengers with a flying range of up to 3,500 km without refueling. The aircraft is being developed using new aerodynamic and design configurations while the latest technologies ensure quiet and eco-friendly operation and total connectivity of the plane. A livery for the next generation aircraft was created at the studio.

Frigate Ecojet

A modular airy pattern is placed on the tail fin and the winglets. The fuselage is decorated with a dynamic typographic composition.

Frigate Ecojet

The making of the Frigate Ecojet aircraft livery design process

We need to come up with a livery for the new Frigate airplane which is still being developed. The plane has an unusual fuselage with an elliptical cross-section. Preparing a 3D model for painting.

Frigate Ecojet

Searching for a theme.

Frigate Ecojet

The client likes the butterfly wings. Trying to sprinkle pixels over the tail or cover it with spots.

Frigate Ecojet

The client chooses pixels but asks to bring the colors closer to the corporate ones.

The artistic director believes the pixel graphic is too primitive, so we try to make the pixels look more like scales on butterfly wings.

Frigate Ecojet

Frigate Ecojet

Frigate Ecojet

The deformed shape of the pixels makes the pattern look stretched. Trying other variants.

Frigate Ecojet

Meanwhile, the type designers are making sketches of the text.

Frigate Ecojet

The client chooses the pattern with round scales.

Frigate Ecojet

Adding the final version of the text to the fuselage and preparing the patterns for application.

Frigate Ecojet

Source
Art.Lebedev