One of my pet peeves is that just about every other company now incorporates some sort of “swoosh” in their logo now. Why is the swoosh now so dominant in logos? The days of real creativity and originality in corporate logos is now long-gone. Same thing with company names and slogans – they all contain the word “solutions” now.
About Pepsi: Is it me, or are they completely ripping off South Korea?
Moving on. M&M’s - short, phonetic, look nice in lower case. Dell - kinda boring, but the sideways E is decent. Burger King - the new logo is a good change, as the old one always conjured up images of 1988. The Straight Dope - it’s big, bold, and squashed together, making it harder to read than it should be.
My favorite logo is for Sun Microsystems. It doesn’t look like much until you look the second time, but it’s just cool the way they work the three-letter name in four times with just eight little curves.
I realized last night while playing with my new Visor Platinum that it is, in fact, someone doing a handspring. I like it. It’s simple and easily recognizable, and it requires no set color scheme (allowing the design to be inset into the faux leather slipcase that I’ll be replacing ASAP).
Interesting! I kinda like it. It’s old enough that it’s teetering on the brink of being retro cool.
Of course I’m still cheesed off that Procter & Gamble caved to the fundies and deep-sixed the half moon face and stars logo.
As far as oil companies, I never cared for the green and yellow BP logo; too clunky.
Considering all the flak P%G got for their logo, it has never ceased to amaze me that no one has attacked evil, foreign Toyota for thier logo. It looks like a goat head. Hell, if I were starting a sleek, modern, efficient Satanic cult, I’d steal it.
The company used to advertise itself simply as “Standard Oil,” not as “Chevron.” They started calling their gas stations “Chevron” only after the Standard Oil logo (with the red and blue chevrons in it) became universally recognized. (Incidentally, the red-and-blue chevrons logo also fits in, somewhat, with the name “Standard”, because it looks like a Battle Flag – battle flags are sometimes called “standards.”)
Regarding the color scheme: Red, white, and blue are pretty common colors for U.S. companies, for the obvious reason.
: Burger King - the new logo is a good change, as the old
: one always conjured up images of 1988.
Don’t like it. The swoosh will seem dated in five years. The new logo seems to tell me “Burger King – meal replacement solutions for consumer clients.” It’s bad enough that every dot-com company incorporates a swoosh into their logos, but restaurants too?
Oh dear. I don’t like the new Burger King logo either. For some reason, it reminds me of the Pepsi logo. Does BK serve Pepsi? I can’t remember. Pepsi probably owns them now. They seem to own everything else.
Not sure if sports teams count as logos, but I really like the Seattle Seahawks logo. I could be wrong about this, but I think they are the only team to use an artistic style for their logo which is actually associated with their region (the seahawk’s head is rendered in the style of the art of the Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest).