One of the most popular section of my website is the collection of Indian/Desi Jokes. We have numerous jokes of popular desi topics such as Cricket Jokes, Bollywood Jokes, Sidhuisms, Munna Bhai jokes, Ajit jokes.
Another popular section on this website is our collection of information about logos. We try and provide information about the the history and design of popular logos. We have collection of sports logos, corporate logos, car logos, airline logos and our most popular category logo…
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Mazda Motor Corporation is a Japanese automotive manufacturer based in Hiroshima, Japan. It is said that Mazda coincides with the anglicized pronunciation of the founder's name, Jujiro Matsuda, who was interested in spirituality, and chose to rename the firm in honor of both his family and Zoroastrianism. The word Mazda derives from Ahura Mazda, the Avestan language name for a divinity exalted by the ancient Iranian prophet Zoroaster, as the source of wisdom, intelligence and harmony.
The current logo attempts to capture the spirit of Mazda, the stylised "M" evokes an image of wings in
flight and symbolises the Mazda’s flight toward the future. The "V" in the
centre of the "M" spreads out like an opening fan, representing the creativity,
vitalty, flexibilty and passion that is Mazda. The symbol as a whole expresses
the sharp, solid feeling that Mazda will be seeking in all of its products. The
dynamic circle symbolises our readiness to spread our wings as we enter the 21st
With Twitter being on fire for the last few months and with more and more Indian celebrities, business, organizations etc tweeting, I thought it was time to add an Indian Twitter Directory to my website. This directory will contain the links of all India related Twitter pages. I have started with the following categories and there are a few entries already which will be updated over the next few weeks.
In a bid to compete with the Apple Store, Microsoft had announced the launch of the Microsoft retail store in the early part of 2009. Microsoft hired a veteran WalMart executive to help start this new initiative. Details of the store are quite sketchy and the first view for buyers would be in the Fall when Microsoft plans to open two stores, one in Scottsdale, Arizona and Viejo, California.
In preparation for the launch of the store, Microsoft unveiled their MS Store logo in August, 2009. The logo is quite simple and is a square version of their Windows flag. The 4 colors, Red, Green, Yellow and Blue are in the same position as the Windows logo (See below). The individual squares have a gradient, which gives it a slightly different look. I am not sure what the point is but if you stare at the logo long enough, you are likely to get hypnotized. Maybe that the point.
I am not sure what the stores will look like but given the colorful logo, I am assuming it will be in sharp contrast to the plain white Apple stores which is so simple in their design. We will find out shortly.
Baskin-Robbins is a global chain of ice cream parlors founded by Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins in 1953, from the merging of their respective ice cream parlors, in Glendale, California. It claims to be the world's largest ice cream franchise, with more than 5,800 locations, 2,800 of which are located in the United States. The Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlors started as separate ventures from Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins, owning Burt's Ice Cream Shop and Snowbird Ice Cream respectively. Snowbird Ice Cream featured 21 flavors, a novel concept for the time. When the separate companies merged in 1953, this concept grew to 31 flavors. Baskin-Robbins is known for its "31 flavors" slogan.
Starting 2006, the company went through a campaign to change its brand including redesign of its stores, its website and even its logo. The current logo is clever in that it incorporates the 31 (in pink) that represents the 31 flavors, cleverly embedding it in the B R of the logo. The font was also changed from the a regular straight font to a more zig-zag font. The pink represents the pink spoon which is given when customers ask for samples (see below for more history)
The idea for having 31 flavors came from the Carson-Roberts advertising
agency (which later became Ogilvy & Mather) in 1953, along with the
slogan "Count the Flavors. Where flavor counts." 31 was also more than
the 28 flavors then famously offered at Howard Johnson's restaurants.
Burt and Irv also believed that people should be able to sample flavors
until they found one they wanted to buy - hence the iconic small pink
spoon. During a now famous promotion, Amy Boggioni led a group of three
who finished 31 scoops of all 31 flavors in under 31 minutes.
sells ice cream in over 30 countries, including Canada, Japan, Mexico,
Bahrain, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Saudi
Arabia, Australia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia,
Malaysia, Bangladesh, South Korea, India, Pakistan, Panama and Taiwan.
Michael Jackson has grabbed the world headlines after this death and I suppose this is an ode to him from a Television show in India. Kaboom is a TV show on the Star Plus network and these talented guys have done an amazing job of dancing like MJ. You can see from the set and the crowd that this is not a voice-iver type job by adding a track to the real MJ dancing. These guys are quite amazing. Hope you enjoy this video.
The Volvo Group is a Swedish supplier of commercial vehicles such as trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and financial services. Volvo was founded on 14 April 1927 in the city of Gothenburg, as a spin-off from the roller ball bearing maker SKF.
The name Volvo means "I roll" in Latin and is derived from the Latin word "volvere" which means "to roll". The name originated from the original company that manufactured bearings for the car industry. The logo for Volvo is the ancient symbol of Iron, which is a circle with an arrow pointed diagonally upwards to the right. This symbol also represented "Mars, the God of War" and also the symbol for "Man" as well. Volvo cars are also traditionally known for the safety features. The iron symbol was used to also reflect the strong tradition of th Swedish Iron Industry along with its properties such as safety, quality and durability. The name of the car "Volvo" also runs across the logo against a blue background.
Abarth is an Italian racing car maker founded by Italian-Austrian Karl (Carlo) Abarth in Turin in 1949. Abarth was sold to Fiat on July 31 1971, and the racing team sold to Enzo Osella. Abarth became the racing department of Fiat, managed by famed engine designer Aurelio Lampredi.
The Abarth logo consists of the following key elements
The shape of the logo represents a shield which symbolizes the notion of victory. You can find some of the other racing logos like Porsche also have a shield in their logo.
The red, white and green represent the colors of the Italian Flag.
The scorpion is the key part of the logo and represents the astrological sign of Karl Alberto Abarth who was born on November 15th 1908.
The red and yellow colors apparently represent the racing world.
ArcelorMittal is the largest steel company in the world, with 326,000 employees in more than 60 countries. The company was formed in 2006 by the merger of Arcelor and Mittal Steel. Arcelor S.A. was the world's largest steel producer in terms of turnover and the second largest in terms of steel output. Mittal Steel Company N.V. was the world's largest steel producer by volume and also the largest in turnover. It ranks 39th on the 2008 Fortune Global 500 list. The company is headquartered in Luxembourg City, the former seat of Arcelor.
ArcelorMittal is one of the customers my company works with and I was intrigued by the logo when I stumpled upon it. It did not seem to make much sense to me. Upon some further research and thinking, you can notice both the 'A' and the 'M' in the logo. The 'A' should be relative obvious and is actually in the form of a reverse A. If you see the logo in the mirror, you should be able to spot the 'A' quite easily. The 'M' on the other hand is rather difficult to find. If you look closely and look at the 2 arches, you can spot the 'M'. Much like a modern version of the McDonald's arches. At the bottom, you will find the name of company "Arcelor Mittal" as one word.
The logo was designed by a British company called Future Brand.
The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the NBA's elite teams and one of the most successful sports franchises. They have always had superstar players on their teams like Jerry West, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant.
The Lakers franchise was founded in Detorit and known as the Detroit Gems, before moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota (called the land of 10,00 lakes) and hence derived the name the Lakers. The team moved to Los Angeles in 1960 and have been there ever since.
The Lakers Log consists of the team name, "Los Angeles Lakers" written in "Purple" on top of a "Gold" basketball. The text also has streaks to indicate motion. Purple and Gold are the team colors. Purple uniforms are used for road games and gold uniforms are used for home games. The team also wears white jerseys for Sunday and holiday home games.
Maxwell House is a brand of coffee manufactured by a like-named division of Kraft Foods. It is named in honor of the Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville, Tennesee. The coffee was provided to the hotel beginning in 1892 by local manufacturers, Leon T. Cheek and Joel Owsley Cheek, who developed the blend. In 1901 Cheek and a partner, John Neal, established the Nashville Coffee and Manufacturing Company. The name was changed to Cheek & Neal (later Cheek-Neal) Coffee Company in 1903.
The Maxwell House logo consists of a cup from which the last drop appears to be falling and has the slogan "Good to the last drop". In 1917, Cheek-Neal began using a "Good to the Last Drop" slogan to advertise their Maxwell House Coffee. The company attributes the "Good to the Last Drop" quote to US president was,Theodore Roosevelt, claiming that the former President had taken a sip of Maxwell House Coffee on a visit to Andrew Jackson's estate, The Hermitage, near Nashville. On tasting the coffee, he had proclaimed it to be "Good to the Last Drop."
For several years, the ads made no mention of Theodore Roosevelt as the
phrase's originator. By the 1930s, however, the ads began to mention
the former President's name. In modern times, Maxwell House has
distanced itself from its own original claim stating that the slogan
was actually written by Clifford Spiller, former president of General
Foods Corporation and did not come from a Roosevelt remark overheard by
Cheek-Neal. The phrase remains a registered trademark for the product
and appears on its logo.
Pontiac is a brand of automobiles first produced in 1926, and sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico by General Motors (GM), marketed as an "athletic" brand specializing in mainstream performance vehicles.
The Pontiac brand was introduced by General Motors in 1926 as the 'companion' marque to GM's Oakland Motor Car line. The Pontiac name was first used in 1906 by the Pontiac Spring & Wagon Works. The name was taken from Chief Pontiac, an American Indian chief who led an unsuccessful uprising against the British shortly after the French and Indian War. The Oakland Motor Company and Pontiac Spring & Wagon Works Company merged in November 1908 under the name of the Oakland Motor Car Company. The operations of both companies were joined together in Pontiac, Michigan (of Oakland County) to build the Cartercar. General Motors in 1909 purchased Oakland.
The original logo was that of an American Indian headdress, which was used as a logo until 1956. The American Indian headdress is obviously connected to Chief Pontiac referenced earlier. This was updated to the currently used American Indian red arrowhead design for 1957. The arrowhead logo is also known as the Dart. The logo has a distinctive Red and a silver star in the middle. I am not sure what the significance of the star is but a lot of the Native American art contains elements of nature such as the sun, moon and stars.
On April 27, 2009, amid ongoing financial problems and restructuring efforts, GM announced that it would phase out the Pontiac brand by the end of 2010 and focus on four core brands in the U.S.: Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, and GMC.