Sunday, November 6, 2011

Some Epics

So I've started a few posts, but never posted them this past week.

In my free time (and un free time that I use to this end) I have been fiddling around with photoshop hoping to design a logo for a club at school that is looking for a new one. Well, I'm not a designer or an artist , But I am a photoshop fiddler. So I did a few designs and they were all fun and taught me alot about tricks and things I could do, but they werent right. which was fine, cause they were fun anyway. But, I needed a good one. SO i started looking online for suggestions and guidelines and tips na things on how to make a good logo. WELL I came across a LOT of logos. Here are a few of the bad ones, taken from a few sites, two of which being   and  a few from

Anyway, here are some of my, um, favorite(?) bad logos.

Okay, this one looks like somebody sneezed alot while they were designing it,and then was just like " oooh, well, its due soon, but 'How I Met Your Mother' is on, I'll just fix it later..."

... really? 

The intelligent thing to say would be "The white color really overshadows the green, thus negating and taking emphasis off of the name of the company itself. And the design to the left  is ambiguous and difficult to decipher"  But I'll just say actually "It looks weird!"


An ad for a Spanish Language Baby clinic... yeesh.


Can you tell what their company is? me neither.


Way too much going on. too many colors, too much background, I can't read the description of the business, too much description of business, I can't read the name, I don't know what the picture is of... 


you know Paul, I know it's cheaper to pay your 5 year old in PBJ's to design your logo, but is it really worth it?

How many different sizes , cases and planes of fonts could they have here? 

It looks like a great flower shoppe company... till you read what it is actually for... 

just know that they are all real, and none of them are intentional... which is terrifying.

A real life Swedish medical company.


    Look Close... is it two people, or just one?


And these next ones I actually thought were kind of cool. I know more experienced designers of you out there will think me foolish, but I still think they are kind of neat.


"Catch Me"


Enjoy the pictures. I yoinked 'em from the sites listed above, who, I'm sure, yoinked them from other sites.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

From an interview on NPR

“...My grandmother who is ninety four years old is having a gallbladder operation in Chicago. I talked to her last night and I asked her how she was doing, which is not what you should do to a ninety four year old woman going in for an operation. ‘I’m not doing very well Brian... is this Brian? Mike? Is this Mike?’ ‘No grandma, this is Brian’ ‘I love you Brian’ she said to me ‘How’s your girlfriend doing?’ Well, I didn’t really want to tell her that I hadn’t seen her in a while and that she was living with a twenty five year old blonde surfer auto mechanic graffiti artist in downtown L.A. Having her bottom tattooed with three black cats knocking over a bottle of milk. So I said ‘Fine Grandma, she’s doing fine. And she asks about you and hopes that you’re alright.’ I told her I loved her and she said ‘I love you Michael... Brian.’”

-Brian Brophy, from an interview on NPR’s Hearing Voices June 21 2009.

The link to the full interview can be found HERE.

Friday, June 19, 2009


And also, honestly, probably endings. I hope not though. I hope someone will continue in my name while I jaunt across the country just as I will be continuing in someones name there. And so it will continue until, upon my return, I reclaim my right to write by my own hand, in my own name. Until then, however, and before my departure, I will attempt to log thoughts away to be stored until the internet is disbanded or becomes obsolete by whatever new better thing comes it's way. and so, until that day, here I permanently embed my words.

Thanks and Salutations.