It’s been a week since our last logo design news update, so it’s time to take another look back at the news from our favorite business sector. Here’s what caught our eye:
Logo designers work hard. And they play hard. Which is why we often stumble across designers who like to have fun with a project. We’ve linked to these fat fast food logos before, but this week came across these fat NFL logos. Funny how making the mascot look more like the fans has the effect of making the logos less threatening. Like the Oakland Raiders logo pictured here which looks more like a Pantry Raider, wearing a helmet. Our other favorite is the New York Jets logo shaped like a blimp. Click through for a little logo fun to start your weekend.
Iberia, Spain’s national airline updated it’s logo this week with something that looks like its designed to fit on an airplane. The logo isn’t bad, but is much better than the old one.
If you were going to create a logo design to represent Kansas City, you could do worse than consider the logos already associated with Kansas City—like those for the Royals and the Chiefs which feature an interlocking K and C. Which is apparently what the team at Single Wing Creative did. This new logo isn’t actually a replacement for the logo that the city has been using for the past two decades, but rather a secondary identity, which sort of begs the question, why? The news reports say the new logo is a nod to the old Kansas City Monarchs logo (its very similar to the logo on their caps) and the old Kansas City Blues logo. They also say people don’t like it.
A little background on the Android logo.
One of our favorite things about new television station logos is the station indents that go along with them. British channels seem to do this best. This week we saw two new British TV channel logos and a couple of new idents to go with them. First a new logo for Pick (which used to be Sky3) which broadcasts a lot of imported US comedies and dramas. Check out their ident here. The second logo was for Challenge, a channel that focuses mostly on game shows. Their idents are decidedly more, um, weird. See them here.
The Association of Surfing Professionals has a new, very hipster, logo.
We don’t exactly like this reminder that winter is just around the corner, we did see this new logo for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, a fresh design that makes better use of color to represent the heritage of the carnival. The logo was designed by a local artist and includes an image of the ice palace which is the centerpiece of the winter carnival.
There were no new Google logos in the United States this week. If you want to see what they came up with in the rest of the world, click here.
Did we miss anything? Let us know.