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best/worst corporate logos

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

  1. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    I submit my own:


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    nice! very nice kent. what does pelicanlabs do?
     


  2. Brian SD

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    I hate the font, but the illustration is very nice.
     


  3. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    [​IMG] I hate the company, but the logo is great: [​IMG] Jon.
     


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  5. imageWIS

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    [​IMG]

    Funny, cus I get gas from them and I don't like their logo too much, yet I like the Mobil logo and will never purchase gas from them...

    Jon.
     


  6. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    The Mobil logo is a very old design and the BP seems modern.
     


  7. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    The Mobil logo is a very old design and the BP seems modern.

    bp has an older logo. This one is updated. The old BP logo was very temporary-looking and to be honest quite ugly. I think the only modern part of their current logo is the usage of all lowercase (bp).

    I think Mobil's font is pretty nice, but I hate their horse logo and the colors they chose (wow, a gas company with red, white and blue? who'dathunk?). I find it to be dated.

    BP's branding is miles ahead of any other gas company, though I think Chevron might be as good or close behind. Arco is starting to modernize a bit (a very needed change for them), but they aren't changing their logo at all.
     


  8. imageWIS

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    The Mobil logo is a very old design and the BP seems modern.

    I can't believe you of all people just said that.

    Jon.
     


  9. sonick

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    I submit my own:
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    It takes a few moments to actually 'get' the image of the pelican. With a glance you really can't tell what it is, looks like some squiggle.

    The first time I looked at it a few days ago I did not realize the lines below the text is the backside of the pelican. I only realized it now when I saw it again.

    That Lockheed Martin logo is awesome.

    I only like the text in the Mobil logo. Not a fan of the winged-horse (Pegasus? I am not familiar with mythical creatures).

    The all-lowercase bp text makes it look like something a superfuture member designed. The logo, for some reason in my eyes, looks like something out of the 70's (Even though I did not even exist at that time).
     


  10. Brian SD

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    I don't think using all lower-case should be outlawed because of Superfuture [​IMG] I really like the way the Pelican is drawn. The curves and colors do a good justice to the nature of the animal.
     


  11. faustian bargain

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    bp has an older logo. This one is updated. The old BP logo was very temporary-looking and to be honest quite ugly. I think the only modern part of their current logo is the usage of all lowercase (bp). I think Mobil's font is pretty nice, but I hate their horse logo and the colors they chose (wow, a gas company with red, white and blue? who'dathunk?). I find it to be dated. BP's branding is miles ahead of any other gas company, though I think Chevron might be as good or close behind. Arco is starting to modernize a bit (a very needed change for them), but they aren't changing their logo at all.
    BP owns Arco: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/712962.stm i think i got bad gas from Arco a couple times, so I'm staying away from them for now even though they're cheap.
     


  12. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    i think i got bad gas from Arco a couple times, so I'm staying away from them for now even though they're cheap.

    Taco Bell too...
     


  13. faustian bargain

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    Taco Bell too...
    i can guarantee that taco bell will clog your fuel injectors.
     


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    I can't believe you of all people just said that.

    Jon.

    Why?

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


  15. Kent Wang

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    I think all lower case should be used sparingly. It can very easily look, um, SuperFuture-ish. The worst is "programmer's style" like 'pelicanLabs.' It looks cool for a while but gets annoying fast. I can imagine it being totally outdated in a few decades.
    nice! very nice kent. what does pelicanlabs do?
    Web development.
    I really like the way the Pelican is drawn. The curves and colors do a good justice to the nature of the animal.
    Thanks, I thought so too. I'm not too fond of the font either. Do you have any recommendations?
    It takes a few moments to actually 'get' the image of the pelican. With a glance you really can't tell what it is, looks like some squiggle. The first time I looked at it a few days ago I did not realize the lines below the text is the backside of the pelican. I only realized it now when I saw it again.
    Hmm, it's very apparent to me but that's because I've been staring at it for several months now. I appreciate your feedback. It's important to know how it appears to others.
     


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