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I'm Keir Whitaker — I work in the Offline Marketing team at Shopify. You can my read latest blog posts, find out more about me & listen to the web industry podcast I co–host. You'll also find me on Twitter and Instagram.


How to Paint a Pan Am 727

Paint Blueprint
Pan Am 727 Blueprint circa 1989

I have always had a real interest in maps and schematics — from Beck’s London Underground map to cut aways of Formula 1 cars!

A few years ago I came across this blueprint of how to paint a Pan Am 727 — it dates from around 1989. Having watched numerous sped up videos of planes being liveried I have the upmost respect for this craft.

(View the original by Telstar Logistics on Flickr)

This article was published by Keir Whitaker on January 10, 2017 in the Transport category. You can view the blog archives, subscribe to RSS updates, and see a full list of my contributions to other publications. Articles are also availabe on Medium. Discuss this article with me by email.