Starting Monday, we’re gonna have some fun with regular updates of our ‘So You Think You Know Logos?’ feature.
A couple of days ago, we ran what we thought was a stupid little logo quiz. 10 questions that asked some easy, a few difficult and a couple of tricky questions about logos. We’ve been kicking this idea around for a while and figured it was time to test the waters with a live gig. The response was unexpectedly healthy, with a couple of thousand people taking the quiz on the afternoon it was launched. Folks on Twitter seemed to dig it too, twattering their scores (honestly too, it seems) around the interwebs. Looks like everyone enjoyed the premiere edition of our So You Think You Know Logos? about as much as we enjoyed researching and putting it together.
Never shy about jumping on a win-win bandwagon, we’ve decided to make these kind of things a semi-regular feature. Here’s how we’re planning to roll it out – every day (give or take) we’ll publish some interesting trivia about a famous logo. Who designed it. What it means. Why it’s notable. You get the idea. Each Friday, we’ll run a quiz about the logos we’ve featured that week (we’ll have told you some of the answers) along with a few additions that we haven’t. Sound cool?
We’re going to look at themes, focusing this week on rock bands, and we’ll take a look at the logo of such notables as Kiss, Muse, Emerson Lake & Palmer (for you old cats), The Beatles (for even older cats) as well as some surprises here and there. Some we won’t tell you about, cause we’re gonna ask you to guess. We’ve already got the quiz, and the trivia posts for this week to bed, so they’ll be coming out early afternoon (EST) starting Monday. If this pans out as well as the inaugural version, we’ll make it a weekly event. If some of the little known facts that I’ve managed to beagle out are any indication, I think this is could be a lot of fun for everyone. To be notified of the latest logo design trivia releases, subscribe to The Factor via e-mail or through your favorite news reader.