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best/worst corporate logos

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by matadorpoeta, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. SGladwell

    SGladwell Senior member

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    I knew this would come up eventually... My retort is :
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    Microsoft: Its like Switzerland on acid!


    What I think is really funny is that Apple does a better Windows logo than MS does.

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  2. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Senior member

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    What I think is really funny is that Apple does a better Windows logo than MS does. [​IMG]
    I wouldn't have even registered that as a Windows logo unless you had said something. So it must not be that good. The jaunty angle and the "wave" are essential!
     
  3. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Why?

    I don't have the BP in my area. Nor do I actually have Mobil but I'm more familiar with them.


    Because you like all things olden; just because the logo was designed long ago doesn't make it a bad logo, after all didn't you post a picture of the Montblanc logo?

    Jon.
     
  4. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    I wouldn't have even registered that as a Windows logo unless you had said something. So it must not be that good. The jaunty angle and the "wave" are essential!

    Ditto, if you showed me just the logo, I would've never guessed that it referred to Windows.

    Jon.
     
  5. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I like the BP sunburst logo but the positioning of the 'bp' letters is just awkward. It feels like it doesn't belong.
     
  6. waldo pepper

    waldo pepper Well-Known Member

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    One of my Favs:

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    Ingenious design with the space between the Ex making an arrow.


    I see this nearly every day of my life and I never noticed the arrow.I feel like the whole world knew something I didnt.
     
  7. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

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    Kent, I like the font "Sauna" a lot - in fact, Underware is my favorite font firm, bar-none. [​IMG] I think the curves in this font do well to match the elegant curves of the Pelican, and the serifs are very modern - a bonus (I think) to a web-design company. As for the BP logo, that font placement is actually not their usual one, and I agree, I don't really like it. I just picked that logo file to show because it was the best representation of the starburst mark that I could find.
     
  8. LabelKing

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    Because you like all things olden; just because the logo was designed long ago doesn't make it a bad logo, after all didn't you post a picture of the Montblanc logo?

    Jon.

    My comment was actually meant as a compliment towards the Mobil logo.
     
  9. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    i guess pretty worse logos could be those that are outright rip-offs of established brands... i submit the starbucks copycats [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Aureus

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    Funny you bring up the Porsche logo, because its very impractical to use [the crest] as a logo. Quite simply, if it cannot be displayed in black and white with no greys in between, it's not a good logo. Period. However, the Porsche "PORSCHE" logotype by itself is excellent for the company. If the Porsche logo were designed today, already knowing what Porsche cars are like, I dont think the crest would exist, at least in the form it does now.

    I beg to differ.

    [​IMG]

    yes, I know I'm responding to a old post. I don't care.
     
  11. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    I beg to differ.

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    Accept No Substitute.

    Jon.
     
  12. DNW

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    This stares me in the face everyday and I'm just now starting to like it. [​IMG]
     
  13. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

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    I beg to differ.

    [​IMG]

    yes, I know I'm responding to a old post. I don't care.


    Sorry, but that's just incredibly ugly.
     
  14. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Sorry, but that's just incredibly ugly.
    [​IMG] Jon.
     
  15. Aureus

    Aureus Senior member

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    Sorry, but that's just incredibly ugly.
    Your contention was that it was not possible to display the crest in black and white. Is very easily done, as seen above. Whether or not you like the particular look or not does not matter.
     
  16. Kent Wang

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    This stares me in the face everyday and I'm just now starting to like it. [​IMG]
    The fox is really damn cute. Thunderbird is a pretty cool logo too.
     
  17. sonick

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    [​IMG]

    The new logo for The Red Cross... wtf?

    [Story]
     
  18. imageWIS

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    [​IMG]

    The new logo for The Red Cross... wtf?

    [Story]


    Why that's the best cross I've ever seen!

    Jon.
     
  19. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Cool. I promote secularism.
     
  20. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

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    the should call it the, uh, red diamond or something.

    NM i read the article...'red crystal'. silly.
     

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