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Fiji Airways logo designer passes away

April 27, 2015 9:10 pm

Traditional masi-maker, Makereta Matemosi, who designed the new Fiji Airways logo has passed away.

Matemosi died at her home in Veisari in Lami on Sunday.

Her fame as a creative artist has spread beyond Fiji as her ‘masi’ motif is emblazoned on the alirline’s state-of-the-art Airbus A330’s.

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Matemosi was chosen by the airline to design its new branding in 2013 for its transition from the former Air Pacific.

Fiji Airways Board Director Stefan Pichler in a statement says they are deeply saddened by news of her passing.

He adds Matemosi’s collaboration has led to much acclaim and appreciation of the new logo.

As a tribute to the designer, the second A330 aircraft is named after her village; “Namuka-I-Lau”.

Funeral arrangements for Matemosi are being finalised.

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