Originally Posted by svelten
It looks like you mislabeled your categories, because your "Best" logos are mostly a potpourri of ugly polychromatic names on white backgrounds while your "Worst" logos are clean, exudes luxury and aesthetically pleasing. In general, anyway. Though I'm going to totally contradict myself and say I like the palm logo:
It's a happy orange!
palm logo is quite nice, aesthetically pleasing doesn't mean its a good logo though, common misconception, I don't think there are any rules but it should represent the company well, be memorable, stand out and be simple. I didn't like the PS3 logo because as mentioned it uses the spiderman 3 font and doesn't have any unique identifier other than the text (which yeah, isn't unique). The Hyundai and Daewoo logos are both very forgettable and generic, just like the Forbes logo (I know, its corporate and clean cut, but I think it is just too common and ordinary). Alfa Romeo and Nissan logos are too busy and complicated (mainly the former), nissan logo just reminds me of pepsi. At the risk of sounding cliche, I think the google logo is my favourite as it is just perfect for the company, simple, effective, inviting, playful, unique and clean, I love that it lacks the forced corporateness/web 2.0 style of many many logos.