When Logos Go Wrong…..

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Cyn, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Cyn

    Cyn Well-Known Member

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    Inspired by Andrey's post in PI….

    Too many times, companies' logos, which are supposed to make their business recognizable, don't quite make it - they either miss the mark completely, or they resemble something else entirely, more often than not resulting in :rofl: ).

    Here's a few that fell short of hitting the mark:

    15 Logos That Look Like Other Things

    My faves on that list are the

    - Extra-terrestrial Chicago Bull

    - Lisa Simpson blowjob :rofl:

    - lettered logo looking like a guy pulling his pud

    - uterine "Hook 'em Horns!"

    Who else has seen company or business logos that have made you do a double-take?
     
  2. vesperholly

    vesperholly Well-Known Member

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  3. walei

    walei Well-Known Member

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    :lol:

    I remember back in grade 7 when we were learning about the female reproductive organ in sex ed, this little kid wondered into the classroom with a message board from another teacher. He asked what the picture on the projector was, and my teacher just said "a moose" and sent him away.
     
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  4. LilJen

    LilJen Well-Known Member

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    There are these fitness sneakers advertised in various magazines. They have a logo on the side that looks like a sperm.
     
  5. aliceanne

    aliceanne Well-Known Member

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    I really did a double take when I looked at the one for Institute for Oriental Studies - I had to look at it for a few minutes to figure out that it was intended to be a pagoda in front of the sun. My immediate reaction was butt cheeks...
     
  6. Artemis@BC

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    Not just butt cheeks, though ... :lol:

    My favourite is the logo for Greendale Community College, but that one at least was intentionally designed to be rude. ;)
     
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    London 2012 - We get the Olympics and actually pay someone to come up with that oh-so-awe-inspiring rubbish which will be printed on all the memorabilia. I hate that logo and wish someone had the bottle to dump it. Quickly.
     
  9. Rob

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    Same here. I was crying laughing because I could only see one thing!
     
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    Anita18 Well-Known Member

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    David Airey (logo design guru) has a blog post dedicated to phallic logos. I think the Institute for Eastern Studies one is the WORST!

    http://www.davidairey.com/is-your-logo-design-phallic/

    So now I have a list of things to look for when designing logos. Nothing that looks like a penis, nothing that looks like boobs, and no sad faces like the Kumon logo, which totally made me :rofl: the first time I saw it.
     
  12. barbk

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    I don't know -- that one for the Kensington Pediatric Center was :eek: