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October 8th, 2004
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Worst. Logo. Ever?
Hey, frameacloud! Remember the plastic surgeon's eyenosehandbreast thing you posted about some months ago (can't find the link offhand)? I've found a contender for it in the Worst Logo Ever competition.

I offer for your consideration:

Flaming Skier Man

(via juniorolympics2005.org)

I guess it does eliminate the need for an Olympic torch, but I fear for the state of our adult Olympic teams come next decade.

Current Mood: giggly"Aah! It burns!"

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Date:October 8th, 2004 12:22 am (UTC)
I still antiprefer Mister Eyesnosetit from http://www.plasticsurgery4u.com/ but I confess that this gives it a run (or a ski) for its money. (Her money? Xir money? Hir?)

I'm actually reminded of one of the records in the Guiness book: the world record for the longest time to have onesself set on fire. What's disturbing is that the attire this stick-figure skier blob appears to be garbed in is very similar to that worn by a contender for the award for "Full-Body Burn."
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Date:October 8th, 2004 09:16 am (UTC)


Oh my.

It doesn't quite bend the mind as the other logo does, but it does have certain problems of its own, yes. I can only sort of guess at what they were trying to convey before it's overridden by what it's accidentally conveying instead. Poor skiier. It is somewhat attractive, design-wise (a lopsided, clumsy graphic is often worse) but they should have thought a little longer about the fire.

It reminds me somewhat of the rocket-powered shopping cart.
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Date:October 8th, 2004 09:26 am (UTC)


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.

Just as a warning, you might want to friends lock this so Livejournal doesn't get any complaints. The surgeon is very sensitive, and I don't want anyone's account shut down because of him.
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Date:October 8th, 2004 11:30 am (UTC)


I don't think the surgeon has anything to complain about here - we're not "adulterating" or using his icon at all, just mocking it, which is perfectly legal. :]

But oh man, Flaming Skier is making me giggle... n:D (<- I'm not sure what that is, a laughing smiley wearing a hat?)
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Date:October 8th, 2004 01:02 pm (UTC)


Hmm... maybe the smiley is the Golux, from "Thirteen Clocks," who was said to have an indescribable hat-thing on his head. But he had a beard, too:
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