Is that a logo in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
June 8, 2007 6:56 PM   Subscribe

Lest we think the London Olympics are unique in their remarkable bad taste, brings us some of the most unfortunate logos ever.
posted by alms (13 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Most of those (and some that are even EEK-ier) have already been covered by MetaFilter's Own dabitch in her AdLand site.
posted by wendell at 7:04 PM on June 8, 2007

previously (The Phallic Logo Awards)... some logos are duped here.
posted by pruner at 7:15 PM on June 8, 2007

Hospital for Special Surgery, hmmmm?
posted by rob511 at 7:23 PM on June 8, 2007

Another one

The arlington pediatric one is still up. I drive past it all the time.
posted by empath at 8:27 PM on June 8, 2007

I'm getting sex ads on this very thin site linked from--how bout a nsfw warning? Oh, and very meh.
posted by tula at 8:29 PM on June 8, 2007

That jazz dancing one can't have been an accident.
posted by dilettante at 9:04 PM on June 8, 2007

How unexpected! Thanks to the advertisement featured so prominently on the linked page, I am now aware that there are a number of scantily-clad, non-Asian ladies right here in my own little corner of Tokyo! It's not a part of town noted for a very high percentage of foreigners, so imagine my surprise! And apparently they're just dying to meet me! Thanks so much for the post!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:40 PM on June 8, 2007 [1 favorite]

As much as I hate admitting I don't get a joke, what's the problem with the Hospital for Special Surgery one? With a little work I can see it at a one-armed man with a huge penis who has for some reason braced one of his legs against a wall, is that it?
posted by L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg at 10:10 PM on June 8, 2007

Arby's. I never really saw it that way until I saw the ad where the constructions workers sexually harass the guy in the suit. It's a dick-shaped neon halo that appears when you're horny. youtube's got the whole thing.
posted by hydrophonic at 10:32 PM on June 8, 2007

L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg,
I think what you're supposed to see is a child sitting on a bench with a man with an erection standing in front of him.
posted by Sangermaine at 11:09 PM on June 8, 2007

Sangermaine: the Hospital for Special Surgery logo is the one below the corresponding text.
posted by Riki tiki at 1:07 AM on June 9, 2007

Really? The hospital for Special Surgery logo requires a whole 'nother level of dirty mind - and I thought I was good at this, wendell even told me so. On the other hand you just have to be childish to laugh at brand names like the poo tofu-stick ;)
posted by dabitch at 7:52 AM on June 9, 2007

I read some commentary about the Special Surgery logo on a design blog somewhere a long time ago, completely separate from any of the above links. Their thoughts were that it looked like "special surgery" might leave their patients ending up with all their limbs on the wrong side of their body. So, it's not necessarily perverse, just unfortunate.
posted by katillathehun at 11:26 AM on June 9, 2007

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