Labor Day weekend version: Rihanna’s new death metal logo confuses head bangers, a fake dick logo does the rounds, a few updates and refreshes, Rio Olympics and yet another public service announcement about design contests.
The concept of our Snippets feature was always relatively simple. A weekly wrap-up of logo and design related news – cobbled from our Twitter feed and other sources – that was light on serious and long on humor and snark. Trouble is, while they were originally conceived as a way to get quick-and-dirty content, these puppies ended up taking a long time to assemble and we’ve launched and relaunched many times, usually with an apology of why we haven’t published one in a long time, combined with a promise to make it regular. Which they never seems to become. We’re not even going to bother with that predictable intro this time around, and just get to the wrap-up of recent logo and design themed stuff. When we get to the next one is anybody’s guess..
A public service reminder.
We’ve been relatively quite on logo design contests around here, but that hasn’t stopped them from being a bad idea. Another article that details why..
— Inkbot Design (@Inkbotdesign) August 11, 2016
Spanish football league gets a new logo.
Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP for short and Professional Football League in English) is Spain’s national sports association responsible for administering the first and second division leagues. The first division, LaLiga, is home to some of the best soccer clubs in history, including Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid, and F. C. Barcelona. They have a new logo. It is lovely. And yes, it is called football in Europe because you use your feet to kick a ball. Similarly, football in America should be called hand egg.
— UnderConsideration (@ucllc) August 11, 2016
A dick logo always makes for a good chuckle.
Alas, this one ain’t real. This one, on the other hand, very much is.
— The Logo Factory (@TheLogoFactory) August 12, 2016
A bunch of designers take it upon themselves to fix a terrible logo that nobody realized was broken.
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) August 12, 2016
Aaaaaand another comic book inspired movie.
And the requisite logo teaser.
— ComicBook Debate (@ComicBookDebate) August 11, 2016
From the shameless self-promotion department.
Mention us on the Twitter machine generally leads to a mention in a Snippets post. Not that this is a hint or anything, but hint hint..
Perhaps I shared it before, but it's worth repeating.
Copyright infringement is theft & 12 other myths – https://t.co/Eq7rE4vzlC
— Jord Riekwel (@Larkef) August 18, 2016
The Olympics is done.
So let’s dissect the logo for the umpteenth thousandth time.
— Creative Bloq (@CreativeBloq) August 20, 2016
That’s Sir Richard Branson to you.
And how they designed the Virgin logo on a napkin.
— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) August 21, 2016
The Rio Olympics is still over.
But let’s tub-thump the logo some more.
— The Clearing (@TheClearingNow) August 23, 2016
Not sure it’s the best logo ever. But it IS very good..
The logo for HBO‘s Masters of Sex has been around since 2013, hailed as genius at the time, and still gets accolades from designers and fans of such things. What’s less known about the logo is that it was the subject of a spot of controversy a few year back, with some people claiming the logo had been knocked off from French designer Abdallah Ahizoune.
Best logo ever? pic.twitter.com/yCHKoaJ2Ab
— Scᴏᴛᴛ MᴄCʟᴏᴜᴅ (@scottmccloud) August 23, 2016
Ribbons in logos.
Wired Magazine spots a new trend with a bunch of logos. Probably as good a time as ever to remind folks that the last three letters of “trend” are “end.” Which all trends do.
— WIRED (@WIRED) August 24, 2016
Roger Dean gets his due.
UK designer Roger Dean gets the acknowledgment he’s due on a bunch of stamps. Why’s that a big deal on The Logo Factory blog? He just happened to design the Yes logo, one of the best rock logos of all time.
— Creative Review (@CreativeReview) August 25, 2016
The Columbia Pictures logo.
That torch wielding girl in the Columbia Pictures logo animation from the beginning of their movies is a very real person.
28 year-old Jenny Joseph posing for today's Columbia Pictures logo pic.twitter.com/U4mdTrHS4c
— Phil Edwards (@Live_for_Films) August 25, 2016
Retro mascot art.
It kinda has to do with logos and stuff. And even if it doesn’t, these retro mascots are the bomb.
— Atlas Obscura (@atlasobscura) August 25, 2016
More logo crowdsourcing.
And more complaining thereof. Not going to say we told you so, but we definitely told you so.
Design in distress: why open crowdsourcing does not a good logo make. https://t.co/lyZgvQKD8c
— Jessica Helfand (@jessicahelfand) August 25, 2016
We’ve done quite a few logos for amateur and semi-professional hockey teams. You’d be amazed at how much logo knockoffery goes on. Like this one..
— Chris Creamer (@sportslogosnet) August 25, 2016
Sears Canada gets a new logo.
— UnderConsideration (@ucllc) August 26, 2016
A cool little animation that’s worth a few seconds of your life.
— TAXI (@designtaxi) August 29, 2016
Metal logos are supposed to be almost indecipherable and these don’t disappoint. If you want to learn more about this very specialized and disciplined art form, check out Lord of the Logos (on David Airey‘s always excellent Logo Design Love blog) for a look at the work of Belgian designer Christophe Szpajdel (we know you want to ask, so it’s pronounced “shpydel”) the undisputed master.
— LogoMiner (@LogoMiner) August 30, 2016
Jurassic Park art.
Recognized as one of the best movie logos of all time, a look at behind the scenes of how the art for Spielberg’s dino-thriller came to be.
— Logo Geek (@Logo_Geek) August 31, 2016
Speaking of metal logos..
Rihanna’s new logo confused a lot of head bangers..
— Alternative Press (@AltPress) August 31, 2016
Doesn’t anyone pay for design these days?
Even the Military Industrial Complex with their bottomless pit of taxpayer funds..
— The Logo Factory (@TheLogoFactory) August 31, 2016
Though this World Cup of Hockey logo is kinda dreadful..
Yes, the World Cup Of Hockey logo IS a handful of freeze pops wrapped in a rubber band. My idea. You're welcome. pic.twitter.com/dlXKSXs40j
— Bucci Mane (@Buccigross) September 1, 2016
Not sure what this says..
But they seem to be pimping our Logo Design Contest Explainer to their sizable Spanish speaking Twitter audience so why the hell not..
— Grafiscopio (@grafiscop) August 31, 2016