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  • Jamal

    Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 21:17

    8

    Hi Alex and Mick,

    Let me first thank you both for taking the time to read the article I have written and for commenting. Now Alex, the title of the article states that this is showcasing the worst logos. This means that yeah you might see some of the entries here on other sites, however because we are showcasing the worst those entries can’t be ignored just because they were on another websites blog article. Do you understand my point?

    Mick, I guess I’ll just tell you why the logos you think are good deserve to be on this list. Let’s start with the NSW logo. Now I’m not from New South Wales, Australia so I can’t talk about this too much. The cultural differences between my country of residence America, and New South Wales, Australia are distinct despite minimal similarities. The problem with this logo is that the font for one. It is strong and bold, much like a government should be, however it is clashing style wise with the flower in my opinion. In addition, the S should be centered under the flower.

    If you read what I wrote about the MSN logo then you would know I didn’t bash the logo in general, just this rendition MSN made. The typography here is awful, and a big step in the wrong direction compared to its older one. Cutting back on font weight doesn’t make a logo any better in most cases.

    The A-Style logo still looks, like well, what it looks like. I completely understand the gorilla marketing approach used here, and how the shock value, I guess is a good word, sparked this company from just being a logo into something more and respect it. However it doesn’t change the fact that it looks like, well, what it looks like.

    +3
  • TS

    Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 07:10

    5

    is ‘endrun’ supposed to be Paul Rand’s enron logo? for one thing that is just gaudy and the colors are not quite the original.

    +1
  • Dave

    Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 03:03

    1

    Locum and London Olympics get my vote, although so much pedophilia certainly deserves an honorable mention!

    0
  • bdb

    Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 09:23

    2

    American Pediatric Center gets my vote, but I do disagree on Portland Trail Blazers logo. I like the logo and I like the way team interprets it.

    0
    • Jamal

      Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 21:23

      9

      Hi,

      The Trail Blazers logo is here for a few reasons: 1) An NBA logo is something the teams fans should rally around, and find easy to. Most of the Trail Blazer fans at one point or another have mentioned they get confused about exactly what it means. 2) It doesn’t leave direct interpretation for mascot. Much like the Lakers, who have a fine logo, the Trail Blazers had to get creative with their teams mascot because their logo and name didn’t directly dictate one. However, a cat is not what comes to my mind as an animal for representing a Trail Blazer. Maybe a cheetah.

      -1
  • Gene Gee

    Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 15:08

    10

    At least I didn’t see any misspelled words in the logo’s, unlike the writers use of the word “Your” instead of the proper “You’re” on number 25.

    Those who live in glass houses…

    0
  • Cory

    Friday, December 9th, 2011 01:14

    14

    I think we all can agree these are terrible, but they should of picked an author who’s logo pieces are not equal/worse than in this article.

    0
    • Jamal

      Friday, December 9th, 2011 06:02

      15

      Hi Cory, thanks for reading my article. Well actually my portfolio is pretty outdated because I don’t have the free time to put a consistent amount of time behind its redesign, thus the entries are rather old from when I first got into design. You would’ve noticed that if you paid attention to the year the work is associated with.

      0
      • Cory

        Saturday, December 10th, 2011 01:02

        18

        Fair enough, but it’d be wise to act soon to avoid mis-representation of your skill. I apologize if my previous comment came across as rude.

        +1
        • Jamal

          Sunday, December 11th, 2011 19:33

          19

          Yeah I am actually in the sketching phase of my new portfolio design. Its okay, as long as you didn’t mean any intentional harm and enjoyed the comic relief in this article there is no hard feelings. Personally, I would’ve felt rude if I didn’t take the time to respond to someone that took the time to read one of my articles.

          0
  • Jeremy Hawes

    Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 04:34

    3

    Wow, I think the London Olympics was my favorite for the ‘non-perverted’ category. These are definitely some of the worst logo designs I’ve seen.

    0
  • Dumitru Brinzan

    Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 12:39

    4

    I doubt this should be posted under the “Inspiration” category, or even posted at all.

    0
  • rakib

    Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 14:40

    7

    So much pedophilia certainly deserves an honorable mention!

    0
    • Trent

      Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 23:10

      11

      Good stuff mate, thats the hardest I laughed all day ! Keep up the good word !

      0
  • mackson

    Thursday, December 8th, 2011 09:20

    13

    Wow! nice and such a interesting post.. I like to share this post with my friends who are also designer and it may help him to get idea about logo designing.

    0
  • nicola

    Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 06:19

    21

    The NSW government logo features the Waratah, an Australian native flower and an iconic symbol for Australians.

    0
  • Huda

    Sunday, January 15th, 2012 05:49

    23

    Interesting article !

    0
  • Mukesh

    Thursday, February 9th, 2012 14:35

    24

    Nice article .. and brain on writer ;)

    0
  • semanticflow

    Saturday, March 24th, 2012 09:44

    26

    You can also check some logo design samples done by me here : http://www.semanticflow.com/portfolio/#logo

    0
  • Borse

    Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 08:47

    25

    ng back on font weight doesn’t make a logo any better in most cases.

    0
  • simeon

    Monday, December 26th, 2011 23:51

    22

    most of these logos are sexual in nature. i wonder if they knew what they were drawing?

    0
  • Mamun

    Friday, December 9th, 2011 11:22

    17

    Well, I think we all can agree these are terrible, but they should of picked an author who’s logo pieces are not equal/worse than in this article. tnx Jamal

    0
  • Vlad

    Friday, December 9th, 2011 04:25

    16

    nice post,
    London Olympics, i really don’t get the meaning before

    0
  • Tony Kelsey

    Monday, December 12th, 2011 16:51

    20

    Great article. I truly laughed out loud over some of them (and your comments, Jamal). The Comprehensive Health Care logo is just plain funny. The others…hideous and absurd! Thanks for putting this together.

    0
  • Morgan

    Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 23:24

    12

    This is hilarious. A lot of them seem to suggest strange things. Great read and comic relief.

    -1
  • Mick

    Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 08:41

    6

    Agreed, plus there’s some really odd ones in there as well, NSW Government? MSN? What?? And does he realise the A-Style one was intended to look like that—it is actually rather cleaver.
    But it’s nice that the blogger read two or three “bad logo” themed blogs and adopted them for his own. Terribile work.

    -1
  • semanticflow

    Saturday, March 24th, 2012 09:44

    26

    You can also check some logo design samples done by me here : http://www.semanticflow.com/portfolio/#logo

    0
  • Borse

    Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 08:47

    25

    ng back on font weight doesn’t make a logo any better in most cases.

    0
  • Mukesh

    Thursday, February 9th, 2012 14:35

    24

    Nice article .. and brain on writer ;)

    0
  • Huda

    Sunday, January 15th, 2012 05:49

    23

    Interesting article !

    0
  • simeon

    Monday, December 26th, 2011 23:51

    22

    most of these logos are sexual in nature. i wonder if they knew what they were drawing?

    0
  • nicola

    Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 06:19

    21

    The NSW government logo features the Waratah, an Australian native flower and an iconic symbol for Australians.

    0
  • Tony Kelsey

    Monday, December 12th, 2011 16:51

    20

    Great article. I truly laughed out loud over some of them (and your comments, Jamal). The Comprehensive Health Care logo is just plain funny. The others…hideous and absurd! Thanks for putting this together.

    0
  • Mamun

    Friday, December 9th, 2011 11:22

    17

    Well, I think we all can agree these are terrible, but they should of picked an author who’s logo pieces are not equal/worse than in this article. tnx Jamal

    0
  • Vlad

    Friday, December 9th, 2011 04:25

    16

    nice post,
    London Olympics, i really don’t get the meaning before

    0
  • Cory

    Friday, December 9th, 2011 01:14

    14

    I think we all can agree these are terrible, but they should of picked an author who’s logo pieces are not equal/worse than in this article.

    0
    • Jamal

      Friday, December 9th, 2011 06:02

      15

      Hi Cory, thanks for reading my article. Well actually my portfolio is pretty outdated because I don’t have the free time to put a consistent amount of time behind its redesign, thus the entries are rather old from when I first got into design. You would’ve noticed that if you paid attention to the year the work is associated with.

      0
      • Cory

        Saturday, December 10th, 2011 01:02

        18

        Fair enough, but it’d be wise to act soon to avoid mis-representation of your skill. I apologize if my previous comment came across as rude.

        +1
        • Jamal

          Sunday, December 11th, 2011 19:33

          19

          Yeah I am actually in the sketching phase of my new portfolio design. Its okay, as long as you didn’t mean any intentional harm and enjoyed the comic relief in this article there is no hard feelings. Personally, I would’ve felt rude if I didn’t take the time to respond to someone that took the time to read one of my articles.

          0
  • mackson

    Thursday, December 8th, 2011 09:20

    13

    Wow! nice and such a interesting post.. I like to share this post with my friends who are also designer and it may help him to get idea about logo designing.

    0
  • Morgan

    Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 23:24

    12

    This is hilarious. A lot of them seem to suggest strange things. Great read and comic relief.

    -1
  • Gene Gee

    Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 15:08

    10

    At least I didn’t see any misspelled words in the logo’s, unlike the writers use of the word “Your” instead of the proper “You’re” on number 25.

    Those who live in glass houses…

    0
  • Jamal

    Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 21:17

    8

    Hi Alex and Mick,

    Let me first thank you both for taking the time to read the article I have written and for commenting. Now Alex, the title of the article states that this is showcasing the worst logos. This means that yeah you might see some of the entries here on other sites, however because we are showcasing the worst those entries can’t be ignored just because they were on another websites blog article. Do you understand my point?

    Mick, I guess I’ll just tell you why the logos you think are good deserve to be on this list. Let’s start with the NSW logo. Now I’m not from New South Wales, Australia so I can’t talk about this too much. The cultural differences between my country of residence America, and New South Wales, Australia are distinct despite minimal similarities. The problem with this logo is that the font for one. It is strong and bold, much like a government should be, however it is clashing style wise with the flower in my opinion. In addition, the S should be centered under the flower.

    If you read what I wrote about the MSN logo then you would know I didn’t bash the logo in general, just this rendition MSN made. The typography here is awful, and a big step in the wrong direction compared to its older one. Cutting back on font weight doesn’t make a logo any better in most cases.

    The A-Style logo still looks, like well, what it looks like. I completely understand the gorilla marketing approach used here, and how the shock value, I guess is a good word, sparked this company from just being a logo into something more and respect it. However it doesn’t change the fact that it looks like, well, what it looks like.

    +3
  • rakib

    Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 14:40

    7

    So much pedophilia certainly deserves an honorable mention!

    0
    • Trent

      Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 23:10

      11

      Good stuff mate, thats the hardest I laughed all day ! Keep up the good word !

      0
  • Mick

    Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 08:41

    6

    Agreed, plus there’s some really odd ones in there as well, NSW Government? MSN? What?? And does he realise the A-Style one was intended to look like that—it is actually rather cleaver.
    But it’s nice that the blogger read two or three “bad logo” themed blogs and adopted them for his own. Terribile work.

    -1
  • TS

    Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 07:10

    5

    is ‘endrun’ supposed to be Paul Rand’s enron logo? for one thing that is just gaudy and the colors are not quite the original.

    +1
  • Dumitru Brinzan

    Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 12:39

    4

    I doubt this should be posted under the “Inspiration” category, or even posted at all.

    0
  • Jeremy Hawes

    Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 04:34

    3

    Wow, I think the London Olympics was my favorite for the ‘non-perverted’ category. These are definitely some of the worst logo designs I’ve seen.

    0
  • bdb

    Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 09:23

    2

    American Pediatric Center gets my vote, but I do disagree on Portland Trail Blazers logo. I like the logo and I like the way team interprets it.

    0
    • Jamal

      Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 21:23

      9

      Hi,

      The Trail Blazers logo is here for a few reasons: 1) An NBA logo is something the teams fans should rally around, and find easy to. Most of the Trail Blazer fans at one point or another have mentioned they get confused about exactly what it means. 2) It doesn’t leave direct interpretation for mascot. Much like the Lakers, who have a fine logo, the Trail Blazers had to get creative with their teams mascot because their logo and name didn’t directly dictate one. However, a cat is not what comes to my mind as an animal for representing a Trail Blazer. Maybe a cheetah.

      -1
  • Dave

    Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 03:03

    1

    Locum and London Olympics get my vote, although so much pedophilia certainly deserves an honorable mention!

    0

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