best/worst corporate logos

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

  1. SGladwell

    SGladwell Senior member

    Messages:
    1,257
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    I knew this would come up eventually... My retort is :
    [​IMG]

    Microsoft: Its like Switzerland on acid!


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

    [​IMG]
     


  2. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

    Messages:
    19,179
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Location:
    Where Eagles Dare!
    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

    Messages:
    20,008
    Likes Received:
    97
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Location:
    New York City / Buenos Aires
    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

    Messages:
    20,008
    Likes Received:
    97
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Location:
    New York City / Buenos Aires
    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 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    5,724
    Likes Received:
    1,226
    Joined:
    May 5, 2005
    Location:
    London
    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

    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 20, 2006
    One of my Favs:

    [​IMG]

    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 Moderator

    Messages:
    9,760
    Likes Received:
    122
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Location:
    Tokyo
    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

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Likes Received:
    238
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    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

    Messages:
    21,170
    Likes Received:
    1,740
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    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

    Aureus Senior member

    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Location:
    So. Cal.
    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

    Messages:
    20,008
    Likes Received:
    97
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Location:
    New York City / Buenos Aires
    I beg to differ.

    [​IMG]


    Accept No Substitute.

    Jon.
     


  12. DNW

    DNW Senior member

    Messages:
    10,526
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    Recession, Baby
    This stares me in the face everyday and I'm just now starting to like it. [​IMG]
     


  13. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

    Messages:
    9,760
    Likes Received:
    122
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Location:
    Tokyo
    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

    Messages:
    20,008
    Likes Received:
    97
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Location:
    New York City / Buenos Aires
    Sorry, but that's just incredibly ugly.
    [​IMG] Jon.
     


  15. Aureus

    Aureus Senior member

    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Location:
    So. Cal.
    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.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by