Old and New Logo of American Airlines

I recently noticed a book featuring the 50 best logos of all time. One of them was the “old” logo of American Airlines, which has been in use since 1968. I agree that it was iconic and recognizable.

AA Old

Here is an article by Design Shack that gives much more detail about the design principles. Recently, as American Airlines is going through a reorganization, bankruptcy and a merger with U.S. Airways, it calls itself the New American Airlines, and it has redesigned its logo:

AA NewThis logo might look good on the tail of an airplane, but it does not make much sense to me.

The only thing I see is a pair of the old 1990-era 3-D glasses that came with 3-D books and projects. They were usually blue and red, and had vaguely the shape of the new American Airlines logo.

3D GlassesAm I the only one seeing this?

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