Churchtown man ‘privileged’ to work on Aer Lingus rebrand

by Rebecca Ryan

A Churchtown native said it was a “true privilege” to be part of the new Aer Lingus rebrand design.

Lead designer Brendan Murphy and creative consultancy specialists Lippincott were chosen to lead the brand overhaul, having worked previously with airlines such as Delta and Virgin Atlantic.

Last week Aer Lingus unveiled their brand refresh with an updated logo and new aircraft livery. The logo of the iconic shamrock adds a tilt and the famous green colour is now teal.

The changeover is set to be completed by 2021.

Brendan Murphy, who moved from Finglas to Churchtown when he was 10 years old, told Dublin Gazette it was a true privilege to come back home to work on the project.

“My first flight, as a 6 or 7-year-old after making my holy communion was from Dublin to Shannon on an Aer Lingus. Aer Lingus took me to the US when I first came over on a track scholarship in 1985.

“I picked tomatoes in the fields behind the airport growing up. My aunt worked in the staff cafeteria and my dad worked the rank as a taxi driver.

“To be able to come back home and help shape a brand of this heritage and stature after so many years away was a true privilege.”

The designer also credits the Aer Lingus team and the Lippincott teams for the rebrand.

Proud brother David Murphy told Dublin Gazette said he is “so proud” of his sibling.

“Brendan is one in a million and the hardest working guy I know. And now when summer comes, and I’m sunning myself in my back garden here in Dundrum and I see an Aer Lingus plane fly over, it will make me smile for sure,” said David.

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