Instantly recognisable logos...

Instantly recognisable logos...

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TPAC

3,358 posts

176 months

Sunday 31st August 2008
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Crossflow Kid said:
How about:

frown
What ARE those things? I noticed a load today. They lit up! So I thought that was fun, and had a terrific time charging along to make them do it again and again.

TPAC

3,358 posts

176 months

Sunday 31st August 2008
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TheEnd said:
fedex arrow - between the e and x, but i think thats more of a coincidence
God, how did I miss that. Doh.

anonymous-user

39 months

Sunday 31st August 2008
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Symbolica said:
McDonalds.

Strangely:

Dibble said:
Until about 1 year ago, I never realised that the logo represented two train tracks. I saw it virtually every day, but it never "clicked". Same with the National Lottery (crossed fingers) logo, one day I looked at it and suddenly realised that it was also a smiling face.

Shows how much attention I paywobble
Yep, and the arrow details denote the "Up" and "Down" directions of travel.
General practice used to be that lines from London were referred to as the Down line, with lines to London referred to as the Up line, and trains pass on the left, which is how the logo is derived.

smack

9,660 posts

176 months

Sunday 31st August 2008
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Playboy bunny ears?

smack

9,660 posts

176 months

Sunday 31st August 2008
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Crossflow Kid said:
Symbolica said:
McDonalds.

Strangely:

Dibble said:
Until about 1 year ago, I never realised that the logo represented two train tracks. I saw it virtually every day, but it never "clicked". Same with the National Lottery (crossed fingers) logo, one day I looked at it and suddenly realised that it was also a smiling face.

Shows how much attention I paywobble
Yep, and the arrow details denote the "Up" and "Down" directions of travel.
General practice used to be that lines from London were referred to as the Down line, with lines to London referred to as the Up line, and trains pass on the left, which is how the logo is derived.
Ah, so you are one of the men who hang out at Clapham Junction with notebook and camera at the ready then...?

dilbert

7,740 posts

216 months

Sunday 31st August 2008
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http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&am...

I wonder when it'll get replaced with something else. They're saying that gatwick might get refurbed, for the olympics, so it might not be long now.

Ravell

1,181 posts

197 months

Sunday 31st August 2008
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Can't believe the first page doesn't have:


anonymous-user

39 months

Sunday 31st August 2008
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smack said:
Crossflow Kid said:
Symbolica said:
McDonalds.

Strangely:

Dibble said:
Until about 1 year ago, I never realised that the logo represented two train tracks. I saw it virtually every day, but it never "clicked". Same with the National Lottery (crossed fingers) logo, one day I looked at it and suddenly realised that it was also a smiling face.

Shows how much attention I paywobble
Yep, and the arrow details denote the "Up" and "Down" directions of travel.
General practice used to be that lines from London were referred to as the Down line, with lines to London referred to as the Up line, and trains pass on the left, which is how the logo is derived.
Ah, so you are one of the men who hang out at Clapham Junction with notebook and camera at the ready then...?
Not quite. Gramps on my mum's side drove trains (starting with proper ones powered by coal and water) for over fifty years on the Southern Railway, then British Railways then BR.

cesc

184 posts

177 months

Sunday 31st August 2008
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Crossflow Kid said:
Not quite. Gramps on my mum's side drove trains (starting with proper ones powered by coal and water)
As opposed to the improper trains of today?

XJSJohn

15,943 posts

204 months

Sunday 31st August 2008
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a few more that come to mind .....












DocJock

7,894 posts

225 months

Sunday 31st August 2008
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Puff Puff

19,653 posts

211 months

Sunday 31st August 2008
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TPAC said:
Crossflow Kid said:
How about:

frown
What ARE those things? I noticed a load today. They lit up! So I thought that was fun, and had a terrific time charging along to make them do it again and again.
Isn't that an bellows half plate camera?
Must denote photographic antiques ahead.




posterboy

1,144 posts

178 months

Sunday 31st August 2008
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Meeja

8,289 posts

233 months

Sunday 31st August 2008
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JDMTim

1,137 posts

206 months

Sunday 31st August 2008
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TheEnd said:
fedex arrow - between the e and x, but i think thats more of a coincidence
Certainly not a coincidence!

PaulHogan

5,252 posts

263 months

Sunday 31st August 2008
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This was the first ever logo/brand to be trademarked


pmanson

13,227 posts

238 months

Sunday 31st August 2008
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I remember doing something about this is in school and 3 the most recognisble logos (at the time) were: McDonalds golden arches, Coca-colas logo and the 2 R's of Rolls Royce

jesta1865

3,448 posts

194 months

Sunday 31st August 2008
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simonrockman said:


Designed by a student for a small one-off fee (something like $100), although was later paid something substantial for it.
i was led to beleive that it was based on the graph sports people can see to see their performance follow as they start to train or something.

Marcellus

7,057 posts

204 months

Sunday 31st August 2008
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wiggy001

6,331 posts

256 months

Sunday 31st August 2008
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hahaha I never noticed it was a face!!! Thanks for that!

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OOh yeah, so it is!