is a tribute to this long gone but never forgotten airline by
Carlos Yudica, a graphic artist born in Chile in 1964.
Carlos always dreamed of becoming part of the team at the Braniff
marketing department. Ever since he was a little boy he would
ask his father to take him to work so he could stand by the windows
at the Braniff office. (His father's office was almost next door
to Braniff's in downtown Santiago.) Carlos would spend hours looking
at the big airplane models, posters and the paintings on the walls,
being drawn into their color schemes. As he grew up, he made friends
with several Braniff employees, and started to collect all kinds
of printed materials and souvenirs. Carlos was heartbroken when
Braniff went under in 1982 because his Braniff future vanished
before it started. A student at the time of the bankruptcy, his
love of Braniff led him to the airline industry after graduation.
His favorite years of Braniff were from 1965 until the end. Carlos
now resides in Miami and can be e-mailed at: email@example.com