4 Comments on “Air Gabon logo”
Note that, in addition to the old Air France logo, Royal Air Maroc used Antique Olive Nord as well.
Yes, I had mentioned the Air France connection in the post. Didn’t know about Royal Air Maroc! Interesting to see that they opted for an all-lowercase logo. But what happened to the letterforms? The r lost its overshoot, and the counter in o is out of the round.
If typographic quality were related to safety, this sign wouldn’t exactly spark confidence in the airline either. Spotted by Floris van Halm in Essaouira, Morocco:
Good point Florian, haven’t noticed about the ‘o’ and ‘r’ !
On another note, I’m not sure but the Air Algérie logo seems to use Antique Olive in a regular weight?
This is probably a legacy from colonial years.
The Air Algérie logo looks like a customized version of Antique Olive Nord Italic to me, made somewhat lighter. As far as I know, there is no such style in the typeface family.
Yes, this is an interesting case for (post-)colonial design research.