swing and a miss

Continuing the Theme of Frightening Logos

by Earl of Hurl on December 30, 2010

“Consortium on Breast Cancer Pharmacogenomics” or “A Group of Scientists Secretly Building a Human/Dinosaur Supersoldier Which Will Enslave Humanity”?

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Category: Medical

This Logo Convinced Me of the Need For Your Product

by Earl of Hurl on December 30, 2010

Does this logo make anyone else feel nervous?

I imagine the business owner watches a lot of sensationalist news and told the graphic designer, “People don’t understand that they need fire extinguishers. We’re going to make them understand. I want my logo to scare people into buying my product.”

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Category: Service Industry

Your Logo Craves My Brains

by Earl of Hurl on September 29, 2010

September is Healthy Aging Awareness Month, and we think that taking  care of oneself as you age is important. Unfortunately, the Center for Positive Aging seems to promote zombies digging out of their graves.

Is “healthy aging” a euphemism for “being undead” that the pro-zombie lobby doesn’t want you to know about?

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Category: Civic

Reasons Not to Use a Fetus in Your Logo

by Earl of Hurl on September 24, 2010

  • I hope to god my baby is shaped like a baby, not like a fetus.
  • A fetus screams “graphic anti-abortion ad” not “friendly midwives!”

And the number one reason not to use a baby in your logo for medical services:

  • Because without context this baby looks like it’s being dropped on its head.

CHOMP

@YLMMB follower @rdberry1 sent this to us this morning. Thanks, buddy.

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Category: Medical

We promise not to do this again!

When Cudd Well Control went to design a logo, they thought it best to really, really, really emphasize the worst case scenario.

Thanks, Bob, for the submission!

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Category: Construction and Contractors

A Logo Designed on Opposite Day

by Viceroy of Vomit on August 16, 2010

  • Designer A: How do we best represent the concept of something being waterproof?
  • Designer B: Hmm…well, we definitely want to get some water in there.
  • Designer C: Yeah! Also the letter W, which totally makes people think waterproof, and not water.
  • Designer A: Great! We’ll have a giant drop of water leaking through a letter that stands for water on top of the name of our business, precipitously perched in a way that threatens imminent leakage.
  • Designer B: It should also be blue, because water is blue.
  • Designer A: Done! Let’s go get drunk.
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Category: Construction and Contractors