Yes, there is yet another misspelling on a highway chyron sign that I must share with you. This time, it happens to be in Ohio in which the sign spells South S-O-U-H-T. Aaugh!! Haven’t we learned our lesson in say, North Carolina (or was it “Souht” Carolina)? I know I need to stop smoking the reefer, but this is ridiculous! [no picture available at this time]
Well, at least they spelled “Cincinnati” right, right? Spelling that freakin’ city’s name is a pain in the ass.
Some of us are afraid of something to a certain extent, and that’s understandable. But afraid of a logo? Hey, it can happen. All y’all have watched the ending credits of your favorite shows, and this showed up. And by “this”, I mean the producing company’s logo. Some of them, I must warn you, are downright scary. I am going to review my reaction to the company’s logos below.
Screen Gems — “S from Hell” (1965): Before the “S from Hell” logo was introduced in 1965, Screen Gems adopted the “Dancing Sticks” endcap from 1962 to 1965. The two dark parallelograms zoom in from opposite ends of the screen to circle around a dot, forming an S on a bright yellow background. The music alone earned the company’s logo the name “S from Hell.” A variation of the music can also be heard on Columbia Pictures Television’s endcap via the CPT pretzel.
Viacom — “V of Doom” (1980s): It starts with a light lavender background as a giant V zooms in conquering the entire television screen. There are three different versions of that logo, with the same ending result. They might as well call it “Viacocalypse.” But — oh, happy day — our good friends at Viacom toned down the scariness when they changed their endcaps in the late 1980s.
Paramount — “Closet Killer” (1969): AAUGH!!!!! N-n-n-not the “Closet Killer”! The name says it all. To quote the great Antoine Dodson, “Y’all need to hide yo’ wife, hide yo’ kids, and hide yo’ husband.” And as for the logo, well… I just shitted my pants.
DIC — Kid in Bed (1988): *shudders* Now that’s creepy! DIC (pronounced “DEEK”), also known as Diffusion Information Communication, was founded in 1971. In 1987, DIC used the “Kid in Bed” logo when the shooting star forms the tittle of the “I”. One stops to wonder, who is saying “DIC”?
VID-TV (Russia, 1990): If the music wasn’t scary enough, leave it to the mask to make it even scarier!
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Tagged Closet Killer, Dancing Sticks, DiC, Kid in Bed, Paramount, S from Hell, scary logos, Screen Gems, V of Doom, Viacom, VID-TV (Russia)
Let’s be honest. Do you think a new logo for Hartford is going to help boost tourism in a town where I was raised? Are people going to want to come to Hartford when the advertisement of Hartford goes public? Consider the three proposed logos designed by The Cundari Group. The three logos show the three ways how Hartford can attract visitors and help put the city back on the New England tourist map. Each logo is unique in it’s own way.
Zula, Pietro’s Pizza, Mooyah — to name a few — are some of the new businesses in the heart of Downtown and, I can admit, they look fabulous. But there are still a few wrinkles that not even a new logo can fix.
The first logo is based upon the slogan “Hartford: Make Your Own History,” comprising five letter “H”s in a circle, forming a star at the center. “What’s Your Hartford Moment?” the second slogan is accompanied by a mosaic using the letter “H.” For the third campaign, “Hartford: What Do You Want To Do Today?”, the logo comprises the letter “H” being surrounded by arrows.
Logo, or no logo, Hartford’s got their work cut out for them for their quest to become a rising star once again.