Monkeys and copyright, more new logos, unsolicited yet helpful advice for the WWE and some other random stuff from Twitter.
Our humble shop is quite active on Twitter, doling out regular logo news, views, arcane blather and other pearls of rubbish (if you don’t follow us already, you should. Go now, we’ll wait.) Anyhoo, while it’s cool and all, Twitter feeds tend to be temporary and fleeting with a lot of interesting nuggets getting buried pretty quickly and unloved, rather than getting the attention they might deserve. To that end, I figured putting together a Snippets feature of the more interesting stuff we twattered or bumped into over the course of the last week might work. Could even turn into a regular feature. (Translation: it’s a summer Friday, I shot my bolt on two rather large blog posts this week and this is a low stress way to get something on the blog before the weekend.) Enjoy.
The World Trade Center has a brand new logo.
And it takes a lot of explaining:
— Co.Design (@FastCoDesign) August 16, 2014
From the Simians need better lawyers dept:
If a monkey steals your camera and takes a selfie, who owns the photo copyright – you or the monkey? According to the US Copyright Office, nobody does.
So this happened.
And the interwebs went wild.
Major UK bakery chain Greggs is having a spot of bother with their logo if you search for them on Google. pic.twitter.com/FppXlAf8ci
— The Logo Factory (@TheLogoFactory) August 19, 2014
From the “Who The F**K Do You Think You Are Department:”
In which your humble scribe, very respectfully and with any judgment whatsoever, tells a massively successful, multi-billion dollar sports empire how to fix their stupid logo.
They’ve never been the same since Gabriel left anyway.
Cranky, old prog-rockers Genesis breathlessly announced the release of their new logo. In other news, Phil Collins‘ grandkids rearranged their magnetic letters on his fridge.
99designs’ order form thingamajigs are fun and all.
But I totally defy any designer to interpret these slidy results into a logo.
Speaking of which.
Why would anyone run a design contest site anyway? Well..
Next up: A very good question.
And no correlation with the last two items. None whatsoever. Zip. Nada. Zilch:
SO what do you do when your @99designs designer has ripped off a design from somewhere else??
— Yvonne Adele (@Yvonne_Adele) August 22, 2014
So you think you know logos?
Take this little quiz and prove it.
— Creative Bloq (@CreativeBloq) August 22, 2014
It’s a noble, worthy cause and all..
..but this is quite possibly the worst logo in the history of ever. And yep, it’s real.
On second thought.
The 2008 Hip Hop for HIV design remains The. Worst. Logo. Ever.
Quote of the week.
Yeah, I actually said this. In public:
Pro tip: If your logo is "open to interpretation" someone will eventually interpret it as a penis.
— The Logo Factory (@TheLogoFactory) August 22, 2014
Speaking of interpreting logos as peni:
From the Department of Leave Well Enough Alone:
There’s some talk about a new logo for Major League Soccer. Pity, I kinda liked this one:
Good news. Multiple sources say MLS will have new brand ID, logo in '15. After 19 yrs, say farewell to the boot/ball. pic.twitter.com/9hmDVdiAo4
— Brian Straus (@BrianStraus) August 21, 2014
The new one (unconfirmed) is kinda awful.
— WrongSideOfThePond (@wrongsideofpond) August 20, 2014
Not this crap again.
Once again, this ‘fact’ makes the rounds on Twitter
The lion used in the original MGM logo killed its trainer and two assistants the day after the logo was filmed.
— Sweet Facts™ (@SweetFacts) August 16, 2014
And it’s every bit as untrue as it was the last time they told you.
Our Snippets are a semi-regular feature of The Logo! Factor blog that features newsy nuggets, pearls of wisdom and snarky asides pulled from Twitter, Facebook, the news and wherever else we can find ’em. We keep promising that this will be a regular thing, but it never seems to work out that way.