For a few years now, Belgian air service provider Brussels Airlines has honored iconic Belgian images with an unique airplane design. In the past, the works of surrealist painter René Magritte have graced one of BA’s A320s, while another one was turned into the flying equivalent of Tintin’s shark submarine from Red Rackham’s Treasure.
This year, a number of designs were presented to a jury of luminaries, two of which have passed the selection. One of them features design elements that refer to the work of art nouveau designer Victor Horta (who, amongst others, designed the building of the Brussels Comics Museum), while the other counts no less than nine of the world’s most famous blue dwarves – the Smurfs.
The public at large has been invited to vote for their favorite design, which will then be applied to a Brussels Airlines plane in the spring of 2018. At the time of writing, the Smurfs had roughly 70% of the vote. So we’d better prepare for an Air Smurf to smurf off from Brussels Airport in the near future.