hlx.com was buried yesterday, time to post some old artwork here before it gets forgotten.
Hlx.com was a low cost carrier brand from the “Touristik Union International” corporation (TUI). TUI is the largest tourism company in europe. They now merged their two german low cost airline brands into a new one which is called tuifly.com.
Here are screenshots from 2002 to 2006, retrieved from my personal wayback machine.
This is a draft from the initial design phase:
Hlx.com at launch in October 2002 (design by Matt and me. To be honest, Matt did most of the work):
How it looked after a rebrush in 2003 (done by Andreas Fey):
In 2005, there was a major redesign (me not involved). This is a screenshot from december 2006:
For me, the 2003 version still is the best one… anyway. Hlx.com, cool project, rest in peace.
This is how hlx.com looked like when relaunched in 2005. Design done by Jürgen Brandenburg. (Thanks, Matt!)