As might be expected for the week before Christmas, it’s a slow week for logo design. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing going on. Here are the items that caught our eye over the past seven days:
There’s a new women’s soccer league in the works and they have a new logo. The National Women’s Soccer League replaces the Women’s Professinoal Soccer League, which folded in May after three seasons. In the world of sports leagues, if you don’t succeed at first, try again. Maybe their new logo will help this league succeed where the other failed. Click the link to see several other women’s soccer league logos. This one is definitely a step up (though we don’t love the font). We can only hope the same for the new league itself.
More in sports logos: The All-Star Knicks Logo That Should Have Been.
Oops. Last week we told you about the new logo for the University of California. It was roundly criticized for its bad design. One of the nicer criticisms was this: “I think this one is profoundly off the mark.” We predicted that the new logo would be thrown out in the future. Turns out we didn’t have to wait that long. UC has announced they won’t be using that new logo after all.
Google had a couple of new logos this week, including a celebration of the 120th anniversary of the Nutcracker Ballet which appeared around the world but apparently not in the United States. On Wednesday Google had this very cool take on their logo that clicks through several scenes of red riding hood and celebrates the 200th anniversary of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Click the link to see the story.
Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments.