DC may be its own Villain |
“The previous logo, introduced in 2005 and designed by Brainchild Studios, was met with some trepidation as it replaced the iconic “bullet” logo designed by Milton Glaser in 1977 but seems to have eventually found its place among readers who are now in upset mode with this new logo. And with good reason. For various reasons. There is nothing superhero-ish about it; it could be for any book publisher or sticker maker, and this doesn’t mean the logo has to have a shield or an insignia or swooshes but for a logo working in an industry full of rich visual cues, it’s a shame it can’t draw from it. The sticker peeling/page turning concept is something many of us have done in the sketch phase at some point, heck I have even presented it to a client, and that’s where it should stay as there is nothing particularly original about it. But let’s assume it’s the right way to go, there is a lack of finish in the execution and it might be the clunky way the “C” closes, which was done to make sure it is visible, but few “C”s we use day to day look like that, they are usually more open and they end at nicer angles, not 0°. The visual idea has merit, there is an interesting relation revealed between the “D” and the “C” but it’s not properly pulled (pun!) off. And the typography underneath the monogram seems to be a complete afterthought.
We’ll have to wait to see how the logo is implemented, beyond a black-and-white submission for trademark protection.”