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    When Logos Go Wrong…..

    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 ).

    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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn View Post
    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 ).

    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

    - 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?
    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliceanne View Post
    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...
    Not just butt cheeks, though ...

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliceanne View Post
    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...

    Same here. I was crying laughing because I could only see one thing!
    I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.

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    My fiancé always says the Sunny D logo looks like a penis: http://media.photobucket.com/image/s...SunnyDLogo.jpg
    Sometimes I think I lost something really important to me, and it turns out I already ate it.

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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 the first time I saw it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anita18 View Post
    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 the first time I saw it.

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

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