November 06, 2003

Copycats! All copycats!

The guys must have taken every trick in the Idea Index and given three examples for it.

Posted by Karen at November 6, 2003 11:32 AM in design

What’s your point (or insinuation) exactly?

Posted by: Christopher at November 17, 2003 04:55 AM

Hi Chris, I corrected the link above. Now the article comes with an introduction and makes more sense than the original link standing alone.

But I do have a point:
The article covers too much ground. 15 trends? That’s like saying skirts are trendy.

Three logos, or 30, for that matter, do not make a trend. Punctuation points are a trend now? They receive thousands of submissions through logolounge and it’s easy for them to find examples of anything they decide to label a trend.

The real question is what is the author insinuating?

I thought that the 3Dfying of logos is the real trend though. I see a lot of it in the supermarkets. All my favourite foods are jumping out at me.

Posted by: Karen at November 17, 2003 11:15 AM

To play devil’s advocate, the 1,000s of submissions they receive may put the folks at logolounge in a unique position to observe/assess current tendancies.

The issue I would take with the article is that it records only visual trends, rather than conceptual. My paradox logo, to pick an example from the feature, would be more aptly classified as “witty” or “narative” than “anthropomorphic,” but as a record of formal tendacies I think the survey is an interesting survey.

Posted by: Christopher at November 19, 2003 03:51 PM

Grant’s got quite a nice article here. And the usual comprehensive list of links.

Posted by: Karen at November 19, 2003 11:14 PM

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