Logo Study: Batman.
"A lengthy look at the logos of Batman from his creation to the present." Part two
, and five
Lest we think the London Olympics are unique in their remarkable bad taste
, oddee.com brings us some of the most unfortunate logos ever
The British Olympic Committee unveiled
the logo and branding for London 2012
today, at a cost of £400,000 (USD796,000). Reaction
has been swift - a petition
to change the logo or go back to the old one
has already reached 10,000 signatures.
Make the logo bigger.
(mp3) The fine folks at Speak Up
provide a bit more explanation
. One can only assume that the follow-up hit will be entitled either 'Split the Difference' or 'The Client Loved It, But They're Changing Everything.'
Blogger goes to Wal-Mart
and finds t-shirt with Nazi SS logo
. Wal-Mart apologizes
and promises to pull the shirts. But have they been doing a good job? [via] the consumerist
designed the famous Rolling Stones logo. Not this guy
. Talk amongst yourselves.
cool, but slow loading
particle physics trick using interaction between your mouse & the Google logo. Software is in Java, page isn't related to Google in any specific way other than that the logo was chosen for its recognizability.
Quark gets a new face.
Problem is, it looks just like the face of the Scottish Arts Council
website is about advertising mistakes, such as the L in Staples, capitalized letters where they shouldn't be, and other things that could confuse kindergarten students.
- A brand new look
the same old feel
. (The third link appears to be safe for work, but I won't make any guarantees)
The Phallic Logo Awards.
(NSFW, unless you work at one of these companies, I guess)
Goodbye, DC Bullet. Hello, DC Spin.
Branding is very important for business, even when that business is comic books. So this week, DC Comics announced
their first new logo
in 29 years
. Why? Ask DC's President Paul Levitz
: "The hope always, for a brand like ours, is that somehow you can have a logo that somehow acknowledges all the wonderful things that have happened in the past, and looks forward with a sense of 'We’re as cool as tomorrow.'"
Compelling, but Senior VP and Creative Director Richard Bruning
has a more practical explanation: "[A]s we moved into other areas, and got into things like manufacturing toys or action figures or statues, the physical construction of the bullet, the little hairlines that are built around all the letter shapes, made it very difficult to reproduce on any other medium or form than large and on paper."
Another good point ... but can a spinning baby blue swoosh really replace that classic Milton Glaser
Play the logo game.
If you have any doubts left about the ubiquity of advertising, this quiz should remove them. How many can you get, and in what categories?
. Welcome to the world of Raymond Savignac
, the greatest poster artist of all time, and inventor of the little Bic man
. Joyous, naughty, simple, elegant, and beautiful.
The history of the Linux's penguin logo.
Linus: So when you think "penguin", you should be imagining a slighly overweight penguin, sitting down after having gorged itself, and having just burped. It's sitting there with a beatific smile - the world is a good place to be when you have just eaten a few gallons of raw fish and you can feel another "burp" coming. Tux gallery here.
Marijuana Buzz Linked to 'Runner's High.'
How do I begin to pose one suitable question? Will we see tapped-out stoners jogging roadside in Phish-logo sweats and Nikes? Will the DEA outlaw running? Will states enact "medical running" legislation? Will the ONDCP be forced to release new "Now go tell your teammates you were caught getting high from running; they'll understand" ads?
- A commemoration of dead logotypes.
Nice Logo, Dude, But Not On My T-Shirt, Thank You Very Much:
250 of those we hated, got sick of, been utterly indifferent to...and still love. Many missing. Which one(s) would you wear for free? [Via geisha asobi and oink.
The Department of Homeland Security logo contest finalists
have been announced. Each finalist now has 10 days to alter their designs, based on feedback given by you!
"Get some respect, be some patriot."
The Department of Homeland Security really, really needs "a piece of identity ware." Adbusters
culture-jammers need not apply.
I don't know about you, but I won't feel truly secure until the Office of Homeland Security has its own logo. The White House
is still just using the presidential seal: boring. The Patent Office
entry has a nice retro feel to it, but some might find it too menacing. The USDA
's is maybe a bit too subject-specific. What do you think: should we keep it simple
, or go with something a little more strongly stated
? What sort of design would make you
BBC 2 are axing their current channel idents
One of the pleasures of this UKtv channel is seeing how they'll be banging, crashing or stretching that little number two. Is this a revolutionary development
or just another example of meddling from a channel which is having trouble finding an identity within the UK's multi-channel future?
More tragicomic WTC news.
Apparently, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey had a pending trademark patent on the official logo for the WTC commercial district. The logo was Published for Opposition, in which third parties could oppose the patent filing. If gone unopposed, the logo would then be granted the patent. ...Note the status date.
Visa in Financial Trouble... Can't buy a clue
This takes the cake. Visa is announcing a new Animated Logo with a press release. This animated logo (with sound!) will be played when ever someone makes a wireless purchase with their visa, alerting everyone within earshot of what you are doing. In addition to the animated logo they are staking claim to the newest buzz word to make executives sound stupid: U-commerce.
I was doing some research for a (since abandoned) project, and came across a freeware version
for windows. After a little more digging I came up with a palm
So, how many of you hip web kids started out with the tiny triangular turtle?
Vive Le Google!
...or maybe "Viva La Google" or something...
I don't think I've seen Google use their logo to celebrate a non-American holiday before. Will we get holidays from around the world now? Can we expect a glorious logo for St. Swithin's Day? Where will it end????
Napster hits the Offspring with a C&D. Now, they're working together
to offer "a more complete line of Napster products.
Too funny... Napster
has hit The Offspring
with a cease-and-desist order after the band started selling merchanidise emblazened with the Napster logo.
appears to be telling a story
with their logo. Is this a fun and creative way to "extend their brand" (as the marcom kids like to say) or do they need to stop letting their engineers handle their logo design?
The new MSN logo
(the butterfly) is quite attractive.
The game of legal tug-of-war over the Go Network logo once again seems to be shifting away from Disney
Apple is apparently tidying up their corporate image
even more while riding the wave of Jobs. They'll be eliminating the 'computer' part of the company name and will standardize on a series of 3D-ish solid color logos. The logos themselves, look as if they were stamped out of jello if you ask me. The next question is, of course, how long until Apple gets feeling retro about their identity, and starts using the old rainbow logo again. Anyone remember their 70's corporate typeface? Motter Tektura
Should Apple change its name?
After all, they changed the way we use computers. They changed the way we design. They recently changed their logo. That would certainly be thinking different now, wouldn't it? Personally, I'd like them to change their minds and release a six-slot G4 chassis...
Ha! Ever since a court ruled that Disney/Go couldn't use the green stoplight logo
, they've actually begun removing them from their sites
. Too bad the new logo looks like an afterthought, but I suppose they were under a pretty tight deadline (make a new one NOW!).