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My childhood home is not far from the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. My father retired from the Federal Aviation Agency located at the airport. Aviation was a big deal in our house and in the USA at large during the 1960s as we set our sites on even the moon.
In the mid 1960s I looked up in the sky and saw a lemon yellow plane landing at the airport. It was so pretty against the blue sky. It was a Braniff jet (remember Braniff?) and it signaled â€œThe End of the Plain Plane,â€ Braniffâ€™s advertising slogan. Each plane was painted a bright solid color. (There was even a lavender plane until it was discovered that lavender combined with white or black was considered â€œbad fortuneâ€ in Mexico and South America, where Braniff also flew.)
But it was the "Lord of the Bright Colors," Italian designer, Emilio Pucci, who put Braniff in the headlines both on the fashion runway and the airport runway for it was Pucci who designed the uniforms for Braniff's "air hostesses." The uniforms were the latest in mod and chic. Pucci's signature was all over everything -- his bright colors, his complex patterns utilizing geometrics and marbling patterns. Pucci is American mod to me.
This design represents the flurry of colors that flew in the sky for a brief time. Colors are Spoonflower Color Map V 2.1 Essentials Yellow FFD900 and Deep Pink DD2695, along with Blue 68B1E5 (not an Essential, but pretty nonetheless!)
Fabric - 900 DPI - basic repeat
Wallpaper - 525 DPI - basic repeat
Decal - 1080 DPI - basic repeat
Gift wrap - 675 DPI - basic repeat