Snippets: Weekly wrap up

The best, notable and interestingly dubious happenings of the week. 99designs vs. Fiverr, the Canada 150 freak out continues, a couple of new logos, a particularly brilliant one, some slam poetry and other random stuff. The holidays are but a distant memory, our best...

Randy Johnson has a dead bird for a logo

When baseball legend Randy Johnson settled on a logo for his photography company, he picked a dead bird. Because why not. Retired baseball legend (and MLB hall of famer) Randy Johnson (nicknamed Big Unit) is also an accomplished professional photographer. His website...

Battling Blue Jay logos

The Toronto Blue Jays take issue with Creighton University’s trademark application for their Blue Jays logo. Back last September, Creighton University held a press conference in front of 3,000 students at which president Timothy Lannon and men’s basketball head...

New City of Mississauga logo

With Mississauga approaching its 40th birthday, the city decided it was time for a new logo and brand. Rolled out a few weeks ago, the design has received mostly positive reviews, while others compared it to Melbourne’s logo and a paper clip. The City of...

HP shutting down Logoworks

After ten years of selling logo design services, Utah-based Logoworks announces that it’s closing up shop. Arguably one of the first crowdsourcing design sites, and since its inception in 2001, Logoworks was one of the top-ranked and successful logo design...

Human Rights logo design contest winner

After four months and a global online campaign that netted 15,000 submissions, Serbian designer Predrag Stakic has been announced as the winner of a design competition to find a logo for human rights. My opinion on logo design contests notwithstanding, gotta admit...

New JCPenney logo

Retail giant JCPenney rolls out a new logo in an attempt to rebrand themselves as a “modern retailer.” Prior to the official roll-out during Oscar commercials, giant retailer JCPenney announced yesterday that the company was rebranding themselves with a...

Starbucks’ new type-free logo

In one of the first major brand roll-outs of 2011, Starbucks unveiled their new logo today. Missing is any reference to Starbucks, with the new design dropping the words encircling its iconic sea nymph, and the mermaid figure given a bit of a graphic facelift. The new...