Friday, March 13, 2009

Kix Cereal Boxes Go Retro

I love all things retro, so I am quite pleased to see that General Mills is releasing some retro themed cereal boxes to your local grocery store. The brands include Kix, Golden Grahams, Cheerios, Trix, Cocoa Puffs, Lucky Charms, Wheaties, and much, much, more!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

New CD Baby Logo

This just in...CD Baby, the online music distribution juggernaut for independent bands has changed it's beloved logo.

In the literal sense, the three triangles are “play” symbols – like on your MP3 or CD player. In a less literal interpretation, we see the mark as symbolizing the CD Baby community (artists, music lovers, and CD Baby) and the three channels (CDs, downloads, and promotional items). We also worked hard to find a logo style and tag line that kept some of the playfulness of the original “baby” logo but spoke a little more to what CD Baby is really all about.

Old logo is on top, new one on the bottom. What do you think about it?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Egyptian cleric blasts Starbucks for using Queen Esther in logo

I thought she was a mermaid. From the Jerusalem Post:

As Jews around the world are celebrating Purim, one Egyptian cleric has used the holiday to launch an attack against Starbucks, claiming that the woman in the logo of the international chain is Queen Esther, and her presence warrants a boycott of the company throughout the Arab world.

"Starbucks is to be found in Mecca, in Al-Madina, opposite the King Abdul Aziz Gate in Mecca, opposite the Al-Majid Gate in Al-Madina, as well as in Cairo," Egyptian cleric Safwat Higa said during a sermon which aired on Al-Nas TV, and which was documented by the MEMRI watchdog group. "Starbucks is to be found everywhere, with this logo."

"Have any of you ever wondered who this woman with a crown on her head is? Why do we boycott Starbucks? I will tell you, so you will know why you should boycott this company, and what this logo stands for," he continued. "As I've already said, it is not enough to avoid entering this coffee shop. It is not enough to refrain from drinking this coffee. You must urge people never to go there, but none of you should even consider throwing a stone, breaking anything, or burning [the place] down."

"The girl in the Starbucks logo is Queen Esther. Do you know who Queen Esther was and what the crown on her head means? This is the crown of the Persian kingdom. This queen is the queen of the Jews. She is mentioned in the Torah, in the Book of Esther. The girl you see is Esther, the queen of the Jews in Persia," the cleric said.

"The Crown you see here [in the Starbucks logo] is the crown of the kingdom of Xerxes," Higa said.

"We want Starbucks to be shut down throughout the Arab and Islamic world," he concluded. "It is inconceivable that in Mecca and Al-Madina, there will be a picture of Queen Esther. Can you believe that in Mecca, Al-Madina, Cairo, Damascus, Kuwait, and all over the Islamic world there hangs the picture of beautiful Queen Esther, with a crown on her head, and we buy her products?" (link)

Monday, March 2, 2009

New logo for Jack in the Box

The new design by Duffy and Partners. As much as I hated their "old" logo, I don't like this one much better.