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The Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). Since the merger with the rival American Football League (AFL) in 1970, it has been officially called the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, matching the top players in the American Football Conference (AFC) against those in the National Football Conference (NFC). Currently, players are voted into the Pro Bowl by the coaches, the players themselves, and the fans.The Pro Bowl has been played in Hawaii since 1970 except for 2009 when it was held in Miami. The 2012 game will be held in Hawaii as well and will be played on Jan 29th, 2012, a week before Super Bowl XVI.
The Pro Bowl logo, just like the Super Bowl logo has been standarized in 2011 and has taken the same black & white steel feel to it. The logo consists of the following key elements
The logo is in the shape of the Pro Bowl trophy, which is basically the shape of a football.
There are 4 stars on each side representing the 4 conferences in the AFC (AFC North, AFC South, AFC East, AFC West) and the NFC (NFC North, NFC South, NFC East, NFC West)
The only non black and white element of the logo is the colorful NFL logo at the bottom of the trophy.
Once again, much like the new Super Bowl logo which is black and white and allows little change, I prefer the more colorful logos which changed every year. It was always exciting looking forward to a new logo which more often than not, hit the mark.
Super Bowl XLVI will be the 46th annual edition of the Super Bowl in American football, and the 42st annual championship game of the modern-era National Football League (NFL). The game, to be played on February 5, 2012, will pit the champions of the AFC and the NFC and will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. This will be the first time that the Super Bowl will be held in Indianapolis.
The Super Bowl logos underwent a major change a couple of years and some new rules were introduced to standardize the Super Bowl logos. Starting with the 2011 Super Bowl, the theme of the logo will basically remain the same. The only differences from year to year are the stadium backdrop and the Roman numerals for the game. For this Superbowl, it means the logo displays the Lucas Oil stadium in the background with the Vince Lombardi Trophy sitting on top of the Roman numerals for the game.
SuperBowl XLVI will be between the AFC Champions - New England Patriots and the NFC Champions - New York Giants.
I am personally not thrilled with this decision by the NFL. If you look at the Super Bowl logos from the past you can see they each had a unique style that represented various aspects of the region, the country, the game etc. Some logos were really well designed and some were cheesy, but that was the fun of it. Going forward, all the logos are going to the equally standardized (read Boring!!!)
Hyatt House is an extended stay hotel brand of the Hyatt group. Extended stay hotels are a type of lodging with features unavailable at standard hotels. These features are intended to provide more home-like amenities. Extended-stay hotels typically have self-serve laundry facilities and offer discounts for extended stays, beginning at 5 or 7 days. They also have suites with kitchens.
Hyatt House will be the new brand name of the all Hyatt Summerfield Suite hotels in addition to the ones acquired from LodgeWorks.
The logo is fairly simple and contemporary and comprises of the following elements.
The 'H' is both in lower case and uppercase
The lowercase 'h' is in the shape of a bed while
The uppercase H has a curved square flag in a bold blue hue. Blue is the base color of the Hyatt brand which helps it stay connected to the brand yet have its own distinctive identity.
The name Hyatt House was selected as an identifier that signals a residential, welcoming, personal and hospitable experience. Hyatt House also has historical significance as the name of the first Hyatt hotel, which opened in 1957 at Los Angeles Airport LAX.
This video gives you an insight into the new hotel room design and features.
Belkin International, Inc., is a manufacturer of computer hardware that specializes in connectivity devices, headquartered in Playa Vista, Los Angeles, California. Belkin sells in both the consumer and the commercial business-to-business (B2B) market, with various product lines including routers, iPod and iPhone accessories, mobile computing accessories, surge protectors, switches, hubs and other peripherals. Belkin has become one of the fastest growing companies in the world, with over 1,000 employees and sales topping $1 billion. They are primarily in the connectivity business.
In 2012, Belkin unveiled a new brand identity at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
The logo comprises of the following elements
The logo utlizes a series of dots of various sizes to create the image of a person. That design is in line with their philosophy of taking inspiration from people. The connect the dots theme also goes well with connecting with people.
The new logo is also called PIP, People Inspired Products
The new logo is a huge change from their current logo which is just the word BELKIN in a simple font. The new logo could be used in interesting ways in their products
such as putting it in front of an LED and lighting up the logo. I think it will look cool in a dark room. Imagine a rack full of shining blue people with REM's "Shiny Happy People" playing in the background..
The logo was design by Wolff Olins.
Their chief brand officer put out the following Press Release as well.
"The new Belkin logo, affectionately named PIP for People Inspired Products, symbolizes our commitment to take inspiration from people, and acknowledges the connection between people and the experiences they value most. In a future where connectedness will only increase, our products have one common goal, to ensure that technology exists to serve people, and never the other way around." - Chief Brand Officer Ernesto Quinteros
The Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C., previously known as Washington Bullets. They play in theNational Basketball Association (NBA), and play their home games at the Verizon Center in the Chinatown section of Washington, D.C.
In 2011, as a part of rebuilding and rebranding, the team unveiled a modified version of their current logo and also released some new alternate logos. The logo comprises of the following key elements
The wizard appears to be sitting on a basketball in the shape of a moon
The letter W for Washington and the wizard's beard are nicely integrated
The logo depicts a wizard holding a ball in one hand and a magic spark in the other hand
The new logo also uses the red, white and blue colors whereas the previous logo had light blue, brown and black. Certain aspects of the logo have been made sharper and the wizard also appears to be at a different angle.
The BCS National Championship Game, or BCS National Championship, is the final bowl game of the annual Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and is intended by the organizers of the BCS to determine the U.S. national champion of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision.The participants are the two highest-ranked teams in the BCS standings at the end of the regular college football season, currently determined by averaging the results of the final weekly USA Today Coaches' Poll, Harris Interactive Poll of media, former players and coaches, and the average of six participating computer rankings.
It is sort of the Super Bowl of the college football season (but no really) and I am sure such statements will spark furious debates. The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) logo for the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game is shown along side.
The logos typically maintain a few common elements
- The top of the logo appears to have the name of the primary sponsr which in this case is Allstate Insurance company - Its the followed by the "BCS National Championship" With BCS representing the Bowl Championship Series - It then has the location of the game, which in this case was New Orleans - It has the year of the game, 2012 - The final touch to the logo appears to be a football related or local element which in this case appears to be a trophy of some kind
If you look at past years logos, you will see the same common theme. Variations include local elements (such as the New Orleans Saints logo in 2008 or the palm trees in South Florida) and colors (Orange and Green for South Florida). Seems like the BCS has found a theme that works and they are sticking by it. Unlike the new Super Bowl logos, which also follow a common theme but is extremely dull, the BCS logo is slightly better in the freedom it enjoys.
This year's championship game is scheduled to be played on Monday, Jan. 9, at the Louisiana Superdome. The game is between #1 ranked Louisana State University and #2 ranked Alabama.
Life OK is an Indian cable and satellite television channel, owned by STAR TV.The channel replaced STAR Network's youth-oriented channel, STAR One. The channel was launched on December 18, 2011. Life OK TV Channel is introduced as General Hindi Entertainment Channel for Hindi TV serials and Shows. Life Ok is promoted by Madhuri Dixit. She became the narrator of the Channel.
The logo of the channel is fairly interesting. It takes the letters 'O' and 'K' from OK and adjusts them to look like a stick figure that shows its arms wide open. I suppose its meant to represent that its a channel for everyone. The face and the font is in a bright pink color while the body looks like a mild orange. I am not sure why this re-branding was done because it breaks away its relationship with the Star Network. The stick figure logo could probably be used for some animation. The pink letters are also too bright in my opinion.
Very ordinary logo and very ordinary name. I would never have thought this is a name of a TV channel by looking at the logo.
Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. There are an estimated 336 million people living with this disease in 2011 and expected to grow to about 552 million by the end of 2030. In 2006, the UN declared November 14th as World Diabetes Day and the blue circle logo was adopted as the official logo.
The World Diabetes Day logo is the blue circle - the global symbol for diabetes. The purpose of the diabetes symbol is to give diabetes a common identity. The logo was developed as part of the Unite for Diabetes awareness campaign. The logo was adopted in 2007 to mark the passage of the United Nations World Diabetes Day Resolution. The logo is designed as a blue circle to represent the following - The significance of the blue circle symbol is overwhelmingly positive. - Across cultures, the circle symbolizes life and health. - The colour blue reflects the sky that unites all nations and is the colour of the United Nations flag. The blue circle signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes pandemic.
If you are at risk for diabetes, based on genetics or other reasons, go and test yourself or at least take the Diabetes Risk Test online.
The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball, played between the American League and National League champions since 1903. The winner of the World Series championship is determined through a best-of-seven playoff and awarded the Commissioner's Trophy. The 2011 World Series will be the 107th edition of Major League Baseball's championship series. The best-of-seven playoff will be played between the American League champions and the National League champions. The 2011 World Series will begin on October 19.
Every year, the World Series logo changes based on a theme of some sort. The 2011 World Series logo is based on the Fall season theme. The World Series logo shows leaves on either side of the logo in their brown fall colors. It appears that leaves are different on either side of the logo. The one of the left, looks like the Canadian Maple leaf while the other side has a different leaf (not sure what leaf). The MLB comprises of teams from both countries so its likely the logo reflects that. The World Series, also referred to as the Fall Classic, is in the logo for the first time.
The logo is pretty and deviates from many previous World Series logos that focus on baseball themes like the diamond, the bats and balls. The 2011 logo uses a predominantly Fall theme which is a first. My only gripe against this logo is that the colors are rather dull. Fall in many parts of the US has such wonderful, bright and spectacular colors and the logo does no justice to that. This logo looks so old and faded that I am not tempted to buy any memorabilia should my team, the Texas Rangers, make it to the World Series (they are up 2-0 in the ALCS) as I write this.
Unlike the NFL, where the location of the Super Bowl is determined 3 years in advance, the World Series is played at the grounds of the two finalists so its hard to incorporate those aspects.
Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation that designs and markets consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. The company's best-known hardware products include the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad.
The Apple logo is pretty simple, its an Apple that has had a bite taken from it. The original logo has the colors of the rainbow but over time the logo has become very simple and is a simple white (or grey) apple with a bite on a black background. The colorful logo was designed by Rob Janoff.
However, the logo does have some interesting stories (perhaps true, perhaps) that make it more intriguing. The three most popular beliefs are that it was inspired by Alan Turing, Issac Newton and the Bible.
One of the popular stories behind the logo is based on Alan Turing's death. Alan Turing, widely considered to be the father of computer science and the computer died from cyanide poisoning while he was in jail. In 1954, Turing's cleaner found him dead; he had died the previous day. A post-mortem examination established that the cause of death was cyanide poisoning. When his body was discovered an apple lay half-eaten beside his bed, and although the apple was not tested for cyanide, it is speculated that this was the means by which a fatal dose was delivered. The Apple logo also has bite and some believe that the Apple logo was a dedication to Alan Turing.
The other story relates to Issac Newton who was inspired to formulate his theory of gravitation by watching an apple falling from a tree. The Biblical reference is that the apple was the fruit from the tree of knowledge.
So which story is true? Based on an article at the Apple Museum, it would appear that the reference to the Bible has probably the most credence. The article states the following "The new logo had a simple shape of an Apple, bitten into, with the colors of the rainbow in the wrong order. The bite symbolized knowledge (in the bible the apple was the fruit of the tree of knowledge) and the bite could also be pronounced "byte", a reference to computer technology."
With the popularity of the Apple line of products, the Apple logo is ubiquitous.
Seattle's Best Coffee is a specialty coffee retailer and wholesaler based in Seattle, Washington. It is also owned by Starbucks, which purchased the company in 2003. Seattle's Best Coffee has retail stores and in grocery sub-stores in 20 states and provinces and the District of Columbia. Sub-stores can also be found within many other businesses and college campuses, including JC Penney Department Stores and Subway Restaurants.
In 2011, Seattle's Best wanted to expand the reach of the brand and sell it in convenience stores, drive-through kiosks, coffee carts, vending machines and mobile trucks. The company has already reached deals to sell Seattle's Best at Burger King and Subway restaurants and at AMC Entertainment Inc. movie theaters. Along with this new push, they also introduced a new logo which was strikingly different from the previous logo and a new tag line "Great Coffee everywhere"
The logo is radically different from the previous logo which has a more bold Red color with bigger fonts and a hint of golden-brown which probably gave it some feeling that it was related to coffee (perhaps its my imagination). The new logo is terribly simple, even to the point where it looks like the logo of a generic store brand. The font is also very generic and does not stick in my head. Even the coffee mug and the drop of coffee do not evoke any coffee thoughts, perhaps a handle to the mug may have helped. Some bloggers have even suggested that the logo could be a used by a blood bank. The old logo has been around for about 40 years and is definitely bolder and more vibrant than the new one.
I remember walking into Borders and the old logo is so large and looming that you cannot miss it. I personally don't think the new logo will look so attractive in stores. If the aim is to tell consumers that they are a simpler, cheaper more accessible brand, then perhaps the simplicity will work, only time will tell. Gap Inc tried to launch a simpler logo and was met with such a backlash that they had to revert to the old logo in a few days. Its a bold move and they have stuck with it, lets see what happens.
The logo was designed by a Seattle based company called Creature.