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Freudian slip-ups: the most sexually suggestive logos

December 20th, 2016

If father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud is to be believed, the human mind revolves mostly around sex. Looking at some of the logos on today’s list, it’s easy to see where he was coming from – no pun intended. None of them have been created for companies that deal in sexually explicit goods and services, yet they look like they might as well have been. Whether their designers’ sexual urges and frustrations drove them to subconsciously draw genitalia or whether the viewers’ perverted minds caused the misinterpretation of completely innocent designs matters little – one way or another, one they still prove Freud was right.

 

A word of warning: this article does contain some suggestive imagery and potentially inadequate language, and may be considered mildly NSFW depending on the standards of your workplace.

 

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Meetup's new logo: Beyond the nametag

October 5th, 2016

 

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Critique of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics' new logo design

August 26th, 2016

You may remember the story of the logo designed by Kenjiro Sano for the 2020 Olympics. The designer was accused of plagiarism by the Théâtre de Liège in Belgium. Sano denied the allegations, and I for one believe that the similarity of the two logos was coincidental, as the basic elements they use can be found in abundance in many types of art.

I would now like to bring your attention to the new, officially approved logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. I feel like this concept is a little too similar to the logo of the 1972 Munich Olympics. In any case, though some people might prefer the new logo, in my opinion, the initial concept had more originality going for it. It looked unique in its own way and had more thought put into it.

 

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Netflix's New Logo: Double Trouble?

June 28th, 2016

 

Seems like the lion’s share of the articles in our blog consists of a) companies replacing their iconic logos by more app -friendly ones (usually to the great displeasure of the public) and b) logo design plagiarism controversies. So today, as a special treat, we’re covering a case that merges both! Except the logo is not actually being replaced. And there’s not really a plagiarism controversy. Don’t worry, it will all become clear in a moment.

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In with the old logo design?

June 2nd, 2016

New old logo

As you may have noticed, rebranding is a common topic in this blog. Updating a logo to a more modern one is a common practice – everyone wants to be up to date and with the flow. But The Co-operative Group, also known as the Co-op, chose to take the road less traveled by instead reinstating a previous logo of theirs – one that is almost 50 years old!

 

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Insta Indignation

May 17th, 2016

 

A couple of months ago we have talked about how Larry the Twitter bird has been turned from a mascot-style logo into a flat monochrome shape over the years, and concluded that the simplification was all but inevitable in today’s design environment. Now, we have been proven right.

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Cooler and Controversial logo design

April 5th, 2016

Does Rhode Island’s new logo, created by acclaimed designer Milton Glaser, really pale before this replacement created by local designer in 10 minutes?

 

New Rhode Island logo created by Milton Glaser

 

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Double Entendre

March 29th, 2016

Tesla uses a logo with a double meaning to get around branding issue that prevented them from spelling out the word “sex” with the names of their new car models. Yes, really.

 

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Twitter logo transformation

March 23rd, 2016

The changes underwent by Twitter’s bird logo demonstrate the popularity of cleaner, simpler logos in this day and age.

 

The famous (or infamous, depending on how you look at it) social media site Twitter is celebrating its tenth birthday. Over its ten years of existence, Twitter has gone through a multitude of logos. We have discussed some of them before, but very little weight in the article was given to the main attraction: Larry the Twitter bird itself, which has undergone some interesting changes over the course of its existence. This article aims to correct the oversight.

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Magnolia Mania Logo

March 22nd, 2016

Palm Beach jeweler accuses actress Reese Witherspoon of plagiarizing her Magnolia Collection’s logo and using it for her clothing line Draper James.

 

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Cutest Cat Logos around the Internet

January 27th, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anyone who has spent any amount of time on the Internet at all knows a deep, fundamental truth: the true purpose of the Web is not information, communication, or even porn: it’s looking at adorable kitty cats and sharing them with all your friends… and acquaintances… and people you’ve “friended” for no good reason at all… and complete strangers… basically with everyone who loves adorable kitty cats, which of course means absolutely everyone on the planet.

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55 Olympic Games Logo Designs Since 1896

December 21st, 2015

This is complete collection of 55 Olympic games logos and graphics SINCE 1896.

 

55 olympic  games logos

 

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IKEA logo concept makes perfect sense

December 4th, 2015

The logo of everyone’s favorite Swedish flat-packed furniture retailer has changed very little since 1967. Though once-upon-a-time black and white, and for a short time red and white, the familiar blue workmark inside a yellow oval has been IKEA’s trademark since 1983.

 

 

But Scottish design firm Freytag Anderson thought it was time for a rebrand. In a recent issue of Icon Magazine, the design firm showcased its ideas for a new Ikea branding concept – and you know what? It makes perfect sense.

 

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Killed Expectations

December 2nd, 2015

 

 

Clients are often disappointed when designers fail to deliver the smart and witty logo design of their dreams... but the designer is not always at fault.

 

The above sample logo for a nonexistent company named “Killed Productions” has figured in many lists of the “coolest logos” around the internet, and for good reason. It’s smart, it’s short and it’s stylish, and you probably want a logo just like this one. Except, the name of your company is not “Killed Productions”, but, say… “Trevinson Technological Solutions”.

Can you see why that might be a bit of a problem?

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Ghostbusters logo designer dies aged 70

November 24th, 2015

As a child of the 1980s, there are few logos of that era more recognizable to me than that of the Ghostbusters franchise. Sadly, the logo’s creator, Michael C. Gross, has died at the age of 70 after a battle with cancer.

Gross, a graphic designer and movie producer, in fact admitted that the Ghostbusters logo – the iconic image of the white ghost inside a red ‘no’ symbol – wasn’t his original idea, but he is remembered as the man who developed the concept and made it famous.

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