Remember those “find seven little differences between the two pictures” type of riddles? I played that last time when I was waiting at the Dublin airport for my Ryanair flight to depart.
The riddle was about finding the differences between the old and new style paints of Ryanair’s Boeing 737-800 aircrafts. There are a few small differences like:
- the letters in Ryanair on the side of the plane are bigger
- the harp-angel logo in front of the word Ryanair has a different color
- the engine is painted in a different way
- in the old paint there is a narrow black stripe between the yellow stripe and the background white color
- in the new paint the yellow stripe runs up to the tail of the plan
The funniest difference however is something Mr O’Leary wanted. So if you think this is a mistake or it was made by a different artist or there is any other reason, forget about it. This was a well planned step from the most conscious, most agressive and the most genius CEO of the airline industry.
What is it? Well, it’s a male world – nobody knows it better than us, women – so the solution is simple. The angel that is the silouette of the harp in the logo of Ryanair has bigger breasts. Does it really work in such a simple way with men? Well, it is your choice to judge it, but if anybody on this planet watches the logo just a second longer or notices the logo at all, it was worth it. Well done!
Is it just me to see the jaw of a shark in that logo watching from a different angle? 🙂