Tag: logos

Bump with me — Classic network logo ID bumpers

Bump with me — Classic network logo ID bumpers

TV & Radio
I've forgotten about 95% of the TV shows I watched growing up, which is probably my brain's self-defense mechanism kicking in. But one thing I haven't forgotten is all those nifty little bumpers I was bombarded with multiple times a day. Some of them are iconic, some just quaint and cheesy. How many of these do you remember? (more…)
London’s 2012 Olympic logo is awesome

London’s 2012 Olympic logo is awesome

Funny Stuff, Sports
And by awesome I mean craptacular. Seriously, did they even try? They've had two years to put this together, and it looks like something my six-year-old nephew could put together in Microsoft Paint with a blindfold on. Ooooh, it says 2012 if you look closely! OMG!!@@#! (Actually, it looks like Lisa Simpson giving something that rhymes with 'snow job'.) Seriously, I think London really dropped the ball on this one. What they needed to do was to create something more appealing and lasting -- something that speaks to the rich heritage of Great Britain, as well as its many contributions to world culture. Since it's not too late for them to change their minds, I've come up with a few ideas (with all respect to my readers from across the Pond, of course). I just hope the roya...
No-Go Logos

No-Go Logos

Advertising
I've always considered myself an armchair graphic designer, particularly when it comes to logos. A logo is a really easy and effective way to convey an image about your business/club/whatever. And while I'm all for modern styling, logos are one area where I'm old-fashioned. Too often, companies will update their logo for seemingly no good reason, and it's usually for the worse. So let's take a look at a sampling of logos and emblems, both old and new, and see if my stodgy views are justified. Burger King The original BK logo was simple, yet effective. A nice, quirky little font and the bun halves got the point across. Not as iconic as the golden arches, but still good. The font on the logo was made blander in 1994, then five years later BK unveiled a SLAMMIN' new look: Yeah...
Uniformly bad

Uniformly bad

Sports
I'll never understand the need for sports franchises to mess with a good thing. Well, I probably do. Over the years, countless teams have ditched tradition and updated their duds in the name of progress. In recent years, "progress" means adopting a soulless, slick look designed to boost merchandise sales. The latest franchise to hop on this visually offensive bandwagon is the San Diego Chargers. OK, so maybe this isn't as bad as it could be. But to me, it's a totally pointless change. It looks more like one of the crappy uniforms found in the Arena league than the NFL. The key to this new design seems to be the totally slick and in-your-face number design. But the inexplicable placement of the bolts around the shoulders doesn't help things. My main question is - why? What ...