Marijuana is now legal in Colorado and so Snoop Dogg has applied his extensive product knowledge to a range of chocolates, ’Dogg Treats’ and straight forward weed (for the purists) – the Leafs by Snoop range. Could be an entire new brand category for the UK in years to come – think post prohibition USA 1933 onwards. How long before it’s available by the tills at Tesco?
Holborn Studios – not the most glamorous looking place you’ve ever seen. But looks can be deceiving. Michael Caine, Faye Dunaway, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, The Stones, Oasis, Blur and Kate Moss…. have all been shot here over the years. We shot here recently with Peter Pedonomou for the Pixie Lott Paint range.
The new hair colour range we designed for Pixie Lott – appearing in a store near you soon. Pixie’s already having fun using it – being seen bright and beautiful at last night’s Wonderland Magazine party for London Fashion Week.
Why change the logo?
- Because of the restructure (Alphabet). Unlikely as that move is aimed at investors who will not be swayed one way or the other by a new typeface.
- Is it because the world is now more mobile than desktop. This trend is hardly news.
- The wider applications of the brand (see examples here). Again nothing new for a company the size of Google. The ‘G’ icon and animations are things that could have been done without any change to the logo.
The logo didn’t need changing and we’ve lost one of the world’s most familiar marques to something rather bland.
The new logo was only unveiled at the end of July but has become tangled in a plagiarism row. It’s claimed that it copies the logo of the Théâtre de Liège in Belgium – which was started in 2011. I’m sure its possible to find a logo somewhere in the world similar to the Théâtre de Liège marque which pre-dates 2011 – after all: the rectangle, circle and ‘triangle’ are hardly new to the world of design. Judge for yourself.
The London 2012 logo was lambasted when it launched – accusations of copying Lisa Simpson’s head, punk album covers and “my kids could do better”. But they stuck with it and delivered the wider identity down to every detail. Perhaps Japan need to fight their corner…
Read more in the Japan Times.