In early 1960 Capital adopted a new company logo and aircraft paint
scheme designed by the New York firm of Lippincott and Margulies.
The new logo was a simpler design and was said to give a clearer
identification and be less expensive to reproduce. The diamond and
central oval of the logo would either have a blue diamond and white oval
in the case of the individual logo on tickets, stationery, route maps,
etc., or a white diamond and blue oval when applied to aircraft. Capital
titles in the oval could be blue on white or vice versa.
Analysis also indicated that the older upper and lower case red Capital
titles were not legible at distances and in favor of this an alló
capitals Gothic lettering was selected.
The new aircraft paint scheme featured the new logo on the tail and by
the cabin door, a red background on the tail and a red dash running the
length of the fuselage above the windows. Also, a gold stripe appeared
along the length of the fuselage below the windows.
The new logo and paint scheme were applied to the DC6Bís, a few
Viscounts, Lockheed Electras (manufactured at Burbank but not
delivered), but not to DC3ís, DC4ís, and Constellations.
In mid-1960 a Convair 880 demonstrator plane painted all white carried
the new logo on the tail (in this case blue diamond, white central oval,
blue capital titles) and the all - capitals Gothic Capital titles on the
fuselage. No red background on the tail and no red dash was applied to
the Convair 880."