Prop artists flock to paint Malev’s Q400

Asking the public to come up with a livery design isn’t always a good idea (those of you who hate the ghastly Jat Airways ‘dots’ will, I’m sure, testify). But Hungarian flag-carrier Malev has released a shortlist after inviting entries for a special colour scheme on one of its Bombardier Q400 turboprops.

 

The aircraft, registered HA-LQD, is an ex-Scandinavian Airlines Q400 and has been carrying a hybrid livery since being placed into Malev service.

 

Malev says it received over 200 entries for the competition – from amateurs to qualified graphics artists – and has opened a public vote to assist its final selection. Which, I think, means that if the judges sense another bit of Jattery in the offing, they reserve the right to be completely undemocratic about the whole thing.

 

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(And before you email me, yes, I know Malev says it shortlisted 20 entries and, yes, I know there’s 21 on the voting site and, no, I don’t know why. Just enjoy the pictures.)

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3 Responses to Prop artists flock to paint Malev’s Q400

  1. Mr J 6 October, 2009 at 5:59 pm #

    Some pleasant designs here, though generally rather fussy perhaps.

    I’m tempted to suggest a plain polished metal finish, adorned with a flying ‘M’…

  2. dwijo 23 October, 2009 at 1:26 pm #

    amazing colors…I love that

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