What if famous brands used famous cartoon characters as their logos?

Brilliant. Artist Bruce Yan remixes the logos of famous brands by inserting the cartoon characters we grew up with. So the Playboy bunny becomes a profile view of Bugs Bunny, the mermaid in the Starbucks Logo becomes Ariel, Charlie Brown is the BIC guy and so on. The twists are super clever and fun. » 2/04/14 1:04am 2/04/14 1:04am

If Brand Slogans Were Brutally Honest

Since advertising is all about the power of suggestion, it's fun to see what happens when the conceits of well-known campaigns are totally undermined. Honest Slogans takes well-known advertising and turns the slogan into some real talk about the product, or at least designer Clif Dickens's take on it. » 11/10/13 1:36pm 11/10/13 1:36pm

What happens when you swap the colors of famous logos?

Graphic designer Paula Rupolo came up with the clever idea to see just how far famous brands and logos have penetrated our brains: she swapped the colors of brands with their closest competitor. The results are so weird: coke is blue, Pepsi is red, Google is purple and Yahoo is colorful. It's like living in some… » 11/07/13 10:22pm 11/07/13 10:22pm

8 Unfortunate Vintage Candy Wrappers

According to a recent article on Smithsonian.com, the notion that poison candy is routinely distributed to unsuspecting children on Halloween is a myth perpetrated by advice columnists Dear Abby and Ann Landers in the 1980s and ’90s. But historically, candy meant for young consumers has sported poisonous-sounding, WTF… » 10/31/13 3:20pm 10/31/13 3:20pm

Yahoo Announced a New Logo By Not Announcing a New Yahoo Logo

In what could possibly be the most convoluted way to put on a new pair of purple pants, Yahoo has announced that it will be changing its infamous purple exclamation point logo into... something different. You see, it's not the new simple logo above even though Yahoo posted an image of that new logo in a release talking … » 8/07/13 12:32am 8/07/13 12:32am

These Parody Logos of Famous Brands Are More Honest Than the Real Logos

Most company logos usually play it pretty safe: stale stencils or vanilla graphics mixed with a bunch of nothingness to keep uniqueness to a minimum. That's never fun. But if you get too adventurous, the Internet skewers you. That's why we're left with logos and brands that pretty much are all different degrees of the… » 7/17/13 1:00am 7/17/13 1:00am

A Guide to the Fascinating Secret Language of Cattle Branding

The concept of cattle branding may make some people squeamish, but the ancient practice is one of the main factors keeping the world's cattle trade from falling into chaos. Of course, cattle rustlers snatching your steers was more of a problem in the mid-1800's, but there's still no better way of keeping your stock in … » 6/26/13 11:43am 6/26/13 11:43am

Changing Famous Logos to Comic Sans Ruins Every Logo

Comic Sans is so universally reviled on the Internet that it's become hilarious when people actually try to use it. I wish I could be like those people who can look at Comic Sans and just see it as a happy font. I wish I could see the entire world in Comic Sans and love it. I wish every company's logo was in Comic… » 10/17/12 10:20pm 10/17/12 10:20pm

How Microsoft Designed Its New Logo

Andrew Watson, a graphic artist and lover of fonts, hilariously created this graphic which points out "how" Microsoft created its brand spanking new logo: by using Apple's go to font Myriad Pro and making a few tweaks. The font Microsoft uses is called Segoe and it's lovely but it's more funny to make this connection: » 8/28/12 1:00am 8/28/12 1:00am