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best/worst corporate logos

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

  1. mano

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    Looks like they bought the logo from a pre-made logo collection. Text looks terrible, too.
     
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    That stupid BP logo reminds me of a not so stupid logo:

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    Irish Blood Transfusion Service. [​IMG] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelican#Symbolism
     
  5. reac99

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    I'm not particulary fond of all the monogram ridden items etc but their logo really is in a league of its' own.

    Many of the logos listed here probably won't look very "right" or stylish in 20 years or so, this one will.

    Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Gucci!

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    I'm not particulary fond of all the monogram ridden items etc but their logo really is in a league of its' own.

    Many of the logos listed here probably won't look very "right" or stylish in 20 years or so, this one will.

    Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Gucci!

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    i'm not sure that's actually a logo, per se. i think they use some other image on their merchandise. two Gs?
     
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    i'm not sure that's actually a logo, per se. i think they use some other image on their merchandise. two Gs?

    It's their logo indeed. If you buy something from them a get a box, that will be the logo shown. It's also the logo on their site, their stores etc etc.

    The two interlocked Gs you're talking about is their monogram which they have on some of their bags, hats, shoes etc.
     
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    That stupid BP logo reminds me of a not so stupid logo:

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    actually, i prefer the bp logo. the green party one looks amateurish. (which, if i were an asshole, i would say it suits. but i'm not, so i won't. [​IMG] )
     
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    actually, i prefer the bp logo. the green party one looks amateurish. (which, if i were an asshole, i would say it suits. but i'm not, so i won't. [​IMG] )

    Change the typeface and change the hue of the yellow (something less industrial) and it would be really great, IMO.
     
  11. Reggs

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    There was a makeup logo I saw months ago that I loved.

    Imagine a skull and cross bones, with the bones being displayed below the skull, only instead of a skull there was a lipstick kiss impression, and for the bones, syringes.

    The last time I was at the mall I went to the same counter with my phone to take a picture, but it was no longer there. Would anyone know the brand name of this makeup?
     
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    Haven't read the entire thread so this may be covered but about ten years ago a group of graphic designers sat down to determine the world's most recognizable logo. Their consensus?

    Bibendum, the Michelin Man.

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  13. Brian SD

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    Haven't read the entire thread so this may be covered but about ten years ago a group of graphic designers sat down to determine the world's most recognizable logo. Their consensus?

    Bibendum, the Michelin Man.

    lefty


    Interesting. I might have picked AT&T (the old one).
     
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    I thought that the worlds most recognizable logo was either the Coca-Cola dynamic ribbon text, or the Disney "Mickey Mouse Head" depending on your definition of brand and product...

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    The michelin man might be very recognizable, but I doubt that it means a whole lot to people in third world countries who don't have cars or watch television.
     
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    Well in my opinion here is an example of "older is better".
    My dad used to bring this stuff home, and I've always liked the St Pauli Girl label /logo. At a store recently, I stopped to examine the new logo and I just think it fell flat. I'm sure there was plenty of marketing pressure to stay current -but, I still like the older version. I'm all for a big busted fraulein serving beer, this seems to be time tested symbolism -but in its current form, I miss the old St. Pauli girl. German beer labels in general have some of the best graphic design and illustration.
     
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    Chalk this one up as one of the worst:

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    The newly launched logo for my University... Way to jump on the Web2.0 bandwagon; its got the drop shadow, all that's missing is the reflection and gradient. The first year interactive arts/design students could've done this.

     
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    Chalk this one up as one of the worst:

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    The newly launched logo for my University... Way to jump on the Web2.0 bandwagon; its got the drop shadow, all that's missing is the reflection and gradient. The first year interactive arts/design students could've done this.

    lol...sorry sonick, my sister goes there too. That's the first time I've seen that logo. Great, now I have another way to make fun of her.
     
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    Chalk this one up as one of the worst:

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    The newly launched logo for my University... Way to jump on the Web2.0 bandwagon; its got the drop shadow, all that's missing is the reflection and gradient. The first year interactive arts/design students could've done this.

    He makes it sound very difficult.
     

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