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Annoying Logo Design by fox-orian Annoying Logo Design by fox-orian
Well, maybe not THE most overused -- but from what I see, it's pretty damn common -- and annoying.

Don't mean to be a hater here, but I've wanted to rant about this for a while and, well, damnit, I had to get it off my chest. Sorry if this is TOTALLY random to all you who watch me, hahaha, but I do some design freelance work, so I can't help but observe trends.

I mean, what does a logo like this really represent for a company? Complete obscure genericness? I like, (hell, LOVE,) simplicity and minimalism, but only when clever originality and innovation are implemented with it. [Take this logo for example: [link] -- pure genius, and nothing short. I understand that logos like this take a lot of time and development, weeks, even a month, but the strength of the concept is there through its development -- isn't it better to have fewer BETTER deigned logos than a crapload of cheaply designed ones?] However, this particular design method, to me, has become such a common sight, I can really only think of it being the current big design "fad" -- the kind of look EVERYONE wants until it gets completely worn and made obsolete. Web 2.0 design was made infamous by a FLOOD of "SpeechBubble" logos for just about everything imaginable, [seen here: [link] -- literally, the volume of them is shocking,] and I suppose this is what's replacing it. Just... not as iconic.

Don't mean to offend any designers out there who use this as a staple in their portfolio -- I just want you to think, though. Innovate more with your cleverness and cunning! Not make as many logos as you can with a shape you lazily made with the Pen tool. You're better than this! Note though, I'm not attacking this logo when used on a blank-slate website mockup full of Lorem Ipsum text blocks and "Insert Company Name Here" tags. Obviously on a mockup like that, you're going to want to be as generic as possible.




I can be completely wrong, though. This is only my opinion, and I could be missing something bigger about this than I thought. Comment your own thoughts below! [Keep it smart, though. Trollers get marked as spam and people looking to argue had better have reasons other than "you're wrong, you're not a designer, let's see you do better."]


Examples of use: Design award for this logo goes to: Insight Clothing [link]
With runner up Tuenti: [link]
and MacLife: [link]
Official first claim-to-fame usage goes to MS for Office: [link]
GREEN LOGO MADNESS!!! [link]


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Special note: Some of you have commented saying this needs to be a DD. In case any of you have ACTUALLY suggested it to an admin... NOTE TO DA ADMINS WHO MAY HAVE RECEIVED THIS AS A DD SUGGESTION: DO NOT FEATURE THIS. EVER. Seriously I'd much rather have a real artwork of mine featured as a DD rather than a rant I did on a whim one night because I was irritated.
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:iconbasement-aviator:
Basement-Aviator Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The not-rounded corner always annoys me.
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:icontreydavidwood:
TreyDavidWood Jan 23, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Haha, glad you pointed that out!  Made me smile. 
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:iconzeedurrani:
zeedurrani Jul 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is pretty funny I gotta say!
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:iconzakidu:
recycled logos

I wonder if any of those recycle logo user sue the artist for giving them a recycle model
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cyrusselster Sep 3, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Well, yes it is quite annoying at times to find this logo almost everywhere but still you can use it in a unique way like use several colors with it or may be use different fonts and write it in a unique way.
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:icondeveboo:
Thank you for your thoughts. They are inciteful and provoking. Cheers.
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:iconmechanicaltoaster:
He forgot to mention distorting
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:iconenriquezb:
I find this a bit Ironic because its in your DA Portfolio.
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:icon57giggles:
57giggles Mar 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha :rofl: True.
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silva018 Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
agree
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