Now- there are actually a lot of logos and graphics that make Flaming Skiier Man look entirely mild and acceptable (though not Eyenosehandtit, which is still #1
) some logos of which are subtle enough you only realise how bad they are until after you've had to stare at them a bit, or which just have elements that only graphic artists would cringe at.
I can't photograph it since it's gone now, but there used to be a breakfast restaurant in Bothell with a frying pan for a logo, with little droplets flying out from it. The droplets were colored red. Red droplets = blood in graphics. It didn't send you screaming like certain logos, but it did make you twitch a bit and wonder what they were thinking.
My mother was a graphic designer for many years, so I have these things pointed out to me every now and then. (The old Mariner's logo was hers, the tilted baseball one. Says the new compass logo has any number of things wrong with it- way too busy, to begin with. But it's far from being #1
A semi-possible contender for the #1
Worst Logo is this: http://www.veganporn.com
(which is, in fact, worksafe) but unfortunately it's out of the running for the contest, because it's deliberately
silly (read the FAQ, it's good fun) wheras part of the shock with #1
is that it's presented in total seriousness.
Seriousness always makes me giggle.
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