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American Airlines Re-brand

GRAPHIC STANDARDS MANUAL

J A C K O S B O R N | Final Major Project


Graphic Standards Manual


The Bespoke Flying Experience


Graphic Standards Manual

Brand Outline

Table Of Contents

Individualised Design

5

Brand Mission

6

Primary Logo

9

Small Format Logo

10

Logo Misuse

11

Concept

14

Generated Logo

15

Generated Patterns

16

Corporate Colour Pallete

19

Typography

20

Corporate Patterns

21

Logo

23

Tickets, Tags and Ephemera

25

Photography

26

Letterhead

27

Envelope

28

Business Card

29

Admirals Club Passes

30

Signage

33

Livery

34

Website

37

Mobile App

38

ELEMENTS

Primary Logo

Generated Elements

Corporate Elements

Admirals Club

APPLICATIONS

Graphic Applications

Environmental Applications

Digital Applications


Brand Outline


Brand Outline

Individualised Design

A

merican Airlines is an evolving global, multicultural brand and our identity reflects this dynamic

energy. Our Brandmark is customisable to suit different needs. We provide every passenger with their own unique logo and colour palette, and apply these systems throughout every stage of their


Brand Outline

Brand Mission

Heritage

American Airlines has a very rich heritage and we don’t want to forget that in a hurry. Nostalgia is a powerful emotion and our identity evokes this while paying homage to the company’s roots.

Bespoke

We are tired of seeing airline passengers treated as numbers, and vow to put a stop to the Bourgeoning “Cattle Class”. We tailor an individual flying experience for every customer.

Passion

Our staff are the most passionate and dedicated in the Industry. We bring colour, vibrance, and energy to your journey.

Global

American is a global brand, forging cultural conections across the entire globe. Our Identity and passion reflect our multicultural stance.


Primary Logo


Primary Logo

Primary Logo

Preferred Logo

Black and White Version

Wordmark


Primary Logo

Primary Logo

T

he eagle icon has been the heart and soul of our identity ever since American Airlines was founded back in 1934.

Representing speed, nobility and national identity, the eagle has a rich heritage that should never be abandoned. The logo is bold, simple and geometrically tight, paying homage to the infamous 1969 design of Massimo Vignelli.


Primary Logo

Primary Logo

Clear Space

1.5x

1x 1x

This is the go-to logo for the majority of applications. Only to be used when adequate portrait-oriented space is available and when available space is greater than 40mm high.


Primary Logo

Primary Logo

Clear Space

1.5x

1x 1x


Primary Logo

Small-Format logo

A

single colour version of the logo has been designed to read better at small sizes. Space has been added between

the letters, and extra weight added to the wordmark. This logo is to be used when available space is less than 35mm high, or when a portrait version is required.


Primary Logo

Small-Format logo


Primary Logo

Small-Format logo

Clear Space

2x 1.5x 1x


Primary Logo

Small-Format logo

Clear Space

2x 1.5x 1x


Corporate Elements


Corporate Elements

Corporate Colour Palette

North Pacific Blue 100

C

45 M 0

Y

90

K

Steel-Bird Grey 5

C

0 M 0

Y

60

K

Lunar Black 20

C

20 M 20

Y

100

K

Postmaster Red 15

C

100 M 90

Y

10

K


Corporate Elements

Corporate Colour Palette


Corporate Elements

Century Gothic Primary Typeface This typeface is to be used in headers and titles. It is also used in the logo. Designed in 1991 for Monotype Imaging,Its rounded forms are friendly and welcoming whilst its near-constant line weight suggests a passive sturdiness.

Typography


Corporate Elements

Typography

Regular Weight 8pt

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10pt

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12pt

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Corporate Elements

Helvetica Neue Light Secondary Typeface This typeface is to be used in body copy and paragraphs Using Helvetica in the branding pays homage the the classic Vignelli system that utilised the typeface heavily. The light weight is modern and more contemporary, whilst the typeface itself remains readable at all sizes.

Typography


Corporate Elements

Typography

Light Weight 8pt

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10pt

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12pt

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Corporate Elements

T

he American Airlines archives are full of beautiful old photographs from the company’s past. The photo’s evoke

nostalgia and pay tribute to the airlines rich history. They are an integral part of the branding and should be used wisely. They should be used black and white only and full-bleed wherever possible.

Photography


Corporate Elements

Photography


Corporate Elements

Photography


Corporate Elements

Photography

The Propeller The propeller is an iconic symbol of flight. A shining pillar to remind us all of what air travel once was. Now relegated to the history books, propeller flight is romanticised the world over. Old propeller images are to be used moderately within brand elements to invoke a sense of romanticism and nostalgia.


Visualised flight paths from JFK Airport over a 24hr period

Generated Elements


Generated Elements

Concept

A

merican Airlines is a dynamic, evolving, inter-cultural airline, and we believe our identity sbould reflect this. We are

tired of seeing passengers treated like cattle. We value our customers and want them to realise this. We add a personalised touch to every persons journey. Drawing shapes from visualised flight paths, and aerial photographs, we have created a system that allows the implementation of individualised design to a persons journey. Nonsensitive, personal data (Name, Address etc) is gathered from the passenger during booking, this data is then algorithmically processed to generate a unique, one-of-a-kind colour palette that is allocated to the individual. This colour pallete is then applied to the passengers personal ephemera such as boarding passes and luggage tags, as well as to their personal on-board interactive display.


Generated Elements

Concept


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Generated Elements

Colour Palette

T

he Customers personal colour scheme is applied to their boarding pass and luggage tags. Only the tear-off tab is

personalised as this is the customers receipt. The other part of the pass is kept in corporate colours to ensure brand cohesion. Inspired by the feathers of the Bald Eagle, and similar to a bar chart, the length of each extrusion is representative of a piece of the passengers personal information. Not only does everybody have a unique colour, no two shapes will ever be exactly the same.


Generated Elements

Colour Palette


Generated Elements

Personal Logo


PASSENGER: JACK OSBORN CARRIER: AA SEAT:

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he Logo is intersected by lines taken from a cropped visualisation of crossing flight paths. This separates the

logo into contrasting segments which are then randomly filled with the passengers unique colour pallette. This process forces two visual concepts: 1. The swooping, intersecting lines represent travel, speed and connection. 2. The varied and random use of colour suggests multiculturalism, energy and diversity. The design then transcends racial, reli-


Generated Elements

The same principles can be used to create patterns and abstract imagery with numerous application possibilities. When filled with colour, the patterns can be interpreted as fields viewed from the air. A beautiful sight that any flyer can appreciate.

Patterns


Generated Elements

Patterns


Generated Elements

DON’T Large, overly-complex patterns

Pattern Use


Generated Elements

Pattern Use

DO Zoomed-in, cropped sections. Make sure there is a good variation in the line weights. Also consider the negative space, the image must be balanced.


Generated Elements

DON’T Bright images with neutral or dull colours. Do not use the pattern mask at full (100%) opacity.

Pattern Mask


Generated Elements

DO When colour photographs are necessary, use bold, high-contrast photographs. Pattern mask lowered between 30% and 40% opacity.

Pattern Mask


Generated Elements

Greyscale Mainly black and white photographs should be used for corporate graphics. Use a low-opacity pattern mask, between 10% and 30%

Pattern Mask


Generated Elements

Pattern Mask


Generated Elements

Solid Colours The pattern mask can be used over areas of solid colour to give a subtle texture. Use a very low opacity, especially when used with solid black, 10% to 20%.

Pattern Mask


Graphic Applications


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Graphic Applications

Tags, Tickets and Ephemera

W

e generate a unique colour palette for every persons journey. We then apply this colour strip to the pas-

sengers personal ephemera, such as tickets and tags. As the customer moves thorugh the airport they colect this ephemera and slowly build a relationship with their personal colours. The Flight Path Pattern is also applied to the ephemera in the form of a subtle spot-gloss treatment.


Graphic Applications

Luggage Tags

Every Customer is given personalised tags to attach to their luggage. The front of the tag features a uniquely generated pattern filled with the pasengers designated colour palette. This system aids the pasenger in quickly identiying their luggage in a crowded baggage carousel and minimising confusion between similarlooking bags. The rear has the flight number, destination, and a barcode to help identify the bag if it is lost.

100mm

55mm


Graphic Applications

Luggage Tags


Graphic Applications

Boarding Passes

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B

137mm

63mm

1:1 Scale

80mm

FLIGHT:

DATE

P

AA4571

06/03/2013

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FROM:

TO

C

JFK

ATL

A

PASSENGER:

B

KIRSTY-MARIE WILLIAMS

A

CARRIER:

G

AA

1

SEAT:

G

67A

1


Graphic Applications

Boarding Passes

Boarding Pass PASSENGER:

FLIGHT:

DATE:

KIRSTY-MARIE WILLIAMS

AA4571

06/03/2013

CARRIER:

FROM:

TO:

AMERICAN AIRLINES

JFK

ATL

BOOKING CODE:

Subject to conditions of carriage, copies of which may be made available on request

A4571876F2

American

GATE: 12 GATE CLOSES:

SEAT:

67A

18:37

Boarding Pass FLIGHT:

DATE

PASSENGER:

FLIGHT:

DATE:

AA4571

06/03/2013

KIRSTY-MARIE WILLIAMS

AA4571

06/03/2013

FROM:

TO

CARRIER:

FROM:

TO:

JFK

ATL

AMERICAN AIRLINES

JFK

ATL

PASSENGER:

BOOKING CODE:

KIRSTY-MARIE WILLIAMS

A4571876F2

CARRIER:

GATE:

AA

12

SEAT:

GATE CLOSES:

67A

18:37

The passengers personally generated logo is applied to the bottom right-hand corner of the ticket stub, subtly introducing them to their unique marque. Typeface: Caps,10pt.

Helvetica Neue Light, All

Subject to conditions of carriage, copies of which may be made available on request

SEAT:

67A


Jennifer Allman Head of Sales, Continental Airlines, 33412, Warbrook Street, CN 50012

CEO T: +44 (0)1287 234 578 F: +44 (0)1287 234 579

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1356 Street, Fort Worth, TX 7600


Graphic Applications

Reverse

Letterhead The letterhead is simple, direct, and immediately recognisable form of communication. The rear features a subtle pattern printed with spot-uv varnish onto dull metallic silver. Paper: #70 french “Cement Grey�, 180gsm. Reverse: Metallic Silver

Letterhead


Graphic Applications

Envelope

1356 Street, Fort Worth, TX 7600


Graphic Applications

Envelope

The Corporate envelope features a red-tinted photo texture with the airline name focused large within, enough room is provided for an address label to be added. The inside of the envelope is printed in the AA Corporate Red with a subtle, dark-red flight pattern. Not only does this add a sens of quality, and subtle branding, but it also helps to sheild potentially sensitive information from prying eyes. The eagle logo is printed underneath the envelope flap, so that it is revealed upon opening.

1356 Street, Fort Worth, TX 7600


Graphic Applications

Business Card

T

he American Airlines business card is simple and bold. The front features the logo in white, which is left-aligned,

with a custom spot-gloss pattern printed over the red background. Every senior employee who requires a personal card, recieves their very own, one-of-a-kind pattern. The rear is again very simple, and features the employee’s uniquely-generated colour palette, further adding to the individualistaion of the card. No two will ever be the same.


Graphic Applications

Business Card

JACK OSB ORN | CE O Tel: Fax:

+44 (0)1287 234 578 +44 (0)1287 234 579

Add: 1356 Street, Fort Worth, TX 7600


Spatial Applications

Interiors


Spatial Applications

Brushed Steel Brushed stainless steel is to be used heavily for interiors, wether that be signage, furnishing or fittings. The steel pays direct homage to the old Airline livery with their bare steel fuselage. The steel also has a tactile quality that suggests engineering and robustness. The patterns are applied using a lightly frosted vinyl, giving a subtle texture by contrasting with the steel behind.

Interiors


Spatial Applications

Livery The aircraft livery is also derived from the flight path pattern system. Using this system means that every plane in the livery is completely unique, however the branding is consistent and immediately recognisable.

Livery


Spatial Applications

The white eagle logo is applied to the tail-fin, while the brand name, is applied to the side of the engine. The engine is painted in the AA Corporate Red, which draws attention to the airline name, this sparse use of the solid colour draws the eye to the brand name, allowing it to be scaled smaller than usual.

Livery


Spatial Applications

Interiors


Spatial Applications

Interiors


Digital Applications

Website

Flight: AA1765X | BOS - LAX

The Bespoke Flying Exerience

Plan Travel Travel Info Login AA Blog AAdvantage

Passenger Login

Flights

Flight & Hotel

Flight & Car

Hotels

Car Rental

My American

Email/Username From

To

Flight Class

Password Forgot password/username?

dd/mm/yy

Ticket Type

dd/mm/yy

Remember me

Log in

You are viewing real-time flight paths from: Silver City, NM ? 18 : 24 : 07 GMT

One-way

Adults (12+)

2

Return

Children (2+)

2

Find Flights


Digital Applications

Website

Flight: AA1765X | BOS - LAX

The Bespoke Flying Exerience

Plan Travel Travel Info Login AA Blog AAdvantage

Passenger Login

Flights

Flight & Hotel

Flight & Car

Hotels

Car Rental

My American

Email/Username From

To

Flight Class

Password Forgot password/username?

dd/mm/yy

Ticket Type

dd/mm/yy

Remember me

Log in

You are viewing real-time flight paths from: Silver City, NM ? 18 : 24 : 07 GMT

One-way

Adults (12+)

2

Return

Children (2+)

2

Find Flights


Digital Applications

Mobile App

Flight Finder Travel Info Login AAdvantage

AAdvantage Login


Digital Applications

Mobile App

Flight Finder

From

One-way Return

dd/mm/yy

Adults (12+) 2

To

Children (2+) 2

dd/mm/yy Flight Class Ticket Type

Find

Ticket Type

Find

Flight Class dd/mm/yy 2

To

Children (2+) 2

dd/mm/yy

Adults (12+)


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