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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]


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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mansy-graphics Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work,
You can also find Free PSD Logo Templates renewed daily here:
Basement-Aviator Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The not-rounded corner always annoys me.
TreyDavidWood Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Haha, glad you pointed that out!  Made me smile. 
zeedurrani Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is pretty funny I gotta say!
zakidu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
recycled logos

I wonder if any of those recycle logo user sue the artist for giving them a recycle model
cyrusselster Featured By Owner 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.
devEboo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Thank you for your thoughts. They are inciteful and provoking. Cheers.
MechanicalToaster Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
He forgot to mention distorting
enriquezb Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
I find this a bit Ironic because its in your DA Portfolio.
57giggles Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha :rofl: True.
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