President Trump wants a new design for Air Force One. We asked a bunch of local experts for their best suggestions.
Jeff Nelson and Jason Farrell
Dischord Records album-cover designers
Says Farrell: “We fused the aesthetic of Russian propaganda posters with what I imagine Trump would actually want to see: a presidential, patriotic portrait of himself.”
“The pencil is key to redemption,” says Udofia. “The dragon [represents] inner turmoil. I feel like that’s where we are right now—people are in that turbulence.”
Creative director, Bates Creative
“I positioned Lady Liberty to look like a soaring superhero to evoke her stature as an iconic American landmark and a symbol of freedom around the world.”
“Jackie Kennedy spearheaded the current Air Force One design, and I thought that was really cool. I was trying to do a play on her blue-and-white classic design.”
Creative director, Rockets Are Red
“Trump is orange and full of hot air just like a Cheeto. I like the idea of a Cheeto flying over Washington to go to Mar-a-Lago.”
This article appears in the September 2018 issue of Washingtonian.