Welcome to the final day of the work week, which is when we traditionally take a look back at the biggest news from the world of logo design. Check out what we found this week:
Fans of the 80s band, Genesis, have plenty to celebrate recently with the announcement earlier this summer that the original members of the band got back together to film a BBC documentary (these guys hadn’t played together since 1975). This week the band announced the release of a new “R-kive” of the band’s music spanning 40 years. And they unveiled a new logo that will presumably appear on the cover art of the new CD collection. The announcement was made on the band’s Facebook page, then quickly picked up by fans around the world.
Instagram, the photo app owned by Facebook, has a dedicated group of fans that love to recreate the app’s logo design and share it. Some are really cool.
Last week’s round up of new school district logos just released for the new year missed one. Granite School District in Salt Lake City also has a new logo. Unlike those earlier logos, Granite skips icons with students and graduation caps and simply uses an icon representing the mountains that look over the district. Nothing ground breaking or terribly original, but a nice look.
Looks like Dublin is going to get a new logo design (for €20 million) to help improve its image. Yeah, we’ve covered this topic many times. Probably won’t work (and we’re not convinced it’s even needed) but we’ll be watching for it.
Horse racing in Britain is big business. Just ask the guys manning the desks at Ladbroke’s. And, of course, Dick Francis. And the British Horseracing Authority, the body in charge of all that racing, has a new logo, created last month and seen this week here. And while the logo isn’t exactly great (it feels a little dated), it is a huge improvement over the older version. The icon is nice but the lettering is terrible, especially the shape of the B and the kerning of the H and A.
The first European Games unveiled their logo and we immediately had to ask, is Azerbaijan really part of Europe? Okay, we get that its right next to Georgia, but it’s also east of Iraq. You learn something every day.
The Hershey Company, makers of so many delicious-to-eat things unveiled a new logo design and as seems to be the thing lately, has taken some criticism for the new kiss icon, which some people think resembles, um, poop. We won’t link to their comments, because, grosss. We also doubt this will occur to many of the brand’s fans, who will naturally recognize the kiss, but what is the Internet for, if not criticism? We like the logo, though we wonder about the repetition of word Hershey. Doesn’t the big name tell us that this is the Hershey company? Feels a little weird.
We really like this new Google logo celebrating tennis great Alethea Gibson’s 87th birthday. Gibson was the first African-American player to win the French Open, Wimbledon, and the U. S. Open. During her career she won 11 Grand Slam tournaments. She was the first African-American player to ever compete at Wimbledon and at one point was ranked #7 in the world. At one point she also became the first African-American to join the women’s professional golf tour. Yeah, she should have a logo.
Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments.