Chinese Automakers Cant Even Come Up With A Original Logo Design!

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    Chinese Automakers Cant Even Come Up With A Original Logo Design!

    Geely unveils new logo in Beijing

    Posted Nov 9th 2007 11:29AM by Frank Filipponio
    Filed under: China, Marketing/Advertising

    New Geely logo at left, Toyota on right for comparison

    You can exhale now. We know you've been holding your breath waiting for this one. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group finally showed off its new Geely logo (above left) in Beijing a couple of days ago. it chose this new logo following a nearly year-long "global design contest" that used a combination of online voting and a panel of 66 "professional adjudicators."

    Hailing it as "a significant milestone for Geely's brand building, but also the maturity of China's self-owned and corporate brands," Geely spokesperson Wang Ziliang said, "China's self-owned brands have come to realize the importance behind having the right auto brand and auto culture when trying to succeed overseas." Now they just have to work on innovative product that doesn't crumple like a beer can in barrier tests. Just kidding.

    The logo you see at left above was picked as the best amongst the 27,336 entries submitted. To show how seriously this was taken by the rest of the world, a record was set when more than 100 countries participated, making it the most widely entered corporate logo design contest ever. At least that's what the release says. The winning logo was designed by Yue Xiande from Anhui province, and is clearly not a Toyota ripoff. "The Toyota logo has a whole 'nother ring in it," Geely spokespeople did not say. "While the Toyota is a soulless tin can, Geely has the top popped already, indicating it is much more fun," they did not add.

    [Source: Geely]

    www.Autoblog.com

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    Re: Chinese Automakers Cant Even Come Up With A Original Logo Design!

    Quote Originally Posted by GMusa View Post
    Geely unveils new logo in Beijing

    Posted Nov 9th 2007 11:29AM by Frank Filipponio
    Filed under: China, Marketing/Advertising

    New Geely logo at left, Toyota on right for comparison

    You can exhale now. We know you've been holding your breath waiting for this one. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group finally showed off its new Geely logo (above left) in Beijing a couple of days ago. it chose this new logo following a nearly year-long "global design contest" that used a combination of online voting and a panel of 66 "professional adjudicators."

    Hailing it as "a significant milestone for Geely's brand building, but also the maturity of China's self-owned and corporate brands," Geely spokesperson Wang Ziliang said, "China's self-owned brands have come to realize the importance behind having the right auto brand and auto culture when trying to succeed overseas." Now they just have to work on innovative product that doesn't crumple like a beer can in barrier tests. Just kidding.

    The logo you see at left above was picked as the best amongst the 27,336 entries submitted. To show how seriously this was taken by the rest of the world, a record was set when more than 100 countries participated, making it the most widely entered corporate logo design contest ever. At least that's what the release says. The winning logo was designed by Yue Xiande from Anhui province, and is clearly not a Toyota ripoff. "The Toyota logo has a whole 'nother ring in it," Geely spokespeople did not say. "While the Toyota is a soulless tin can, Geely has the top popped already, indicating it is much more fun," they did not add.

    [Source: Geely]

    www.Autoblog.com
    Both are very beautiful.

    And what kind of name is "Geely"?! HEY GUYS. I DRIVE A GEELY.

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    Re: Chinese Automakers Cant Even Come Up With A Original Logo Design!

    i guess it looks the same????

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    Re: Chinese Automakers Cant Even Come Up With A Original Logo Design!

    how the HELL is that a ripoff? even the article you linked to / posted says it is NOT a ripoff .. the closest this logo has to is the old "Flame" logo Mazda had.




    and even that is nowhere close

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    Re: Chinese Automakers Cant Even Come Up With A Original Logo Design!

    I don't think it's a direct rip-off, but it sure is ugly.

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    Re: Chinese Automakers Cant Even Come Up With A Original Logo Design!

    OOOOH another lame oval design. Well gee, we haven't seen one of those since Ford introduced one a gazillion years ago. Honestly, why is it only Honda that doesn't resort to an oval in Asia?

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    Re: Chinese Automakers Cant Even Come Up With A Original Logo Design!

    Actually I think more along the lines of Infiniti when I see it.
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    Re: Chinese Automakers Cant Even Come Up With A Original Logo Design!

    I don't see it either. I think some people are stretching a bit, looking for any opportunity (even when one isn't there) to say the Chinese are copying everything they do.

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    Re: Chinese Automakers Cant Even Come Up With A Original Logo Design!

    Quote Originally Posted by lightbrotha2004 View Post
    Actually I think more along the lines of Infiniti when I see it.
    I think it is more of a hybrid (no pun intended) between the old Mazda logo and the new Infinity logo.

    It certainly is not original, and it could be.

    Why do people have the impression that logo's have to be some sort of chrome circular ornament on the front of the car.

    Original logo's, not in order of my favorite just off the top of my head.

    1. Pontiac's Arrow
    2. Chevrolet's Bowtie
    3. Cadillac's Crest and Wreath
    4. Buick's Tri-shield
    5. Holden (animal)
    6. Saab's jet theme
    7. Mercury's Tri-Wing ornament
    8. Saturn's ringed logo
    9. Dodge (ram)
    10. Plymouth (defunct) pentastar

    Non-Original (meaning completely generic IMO)

    1. Ford's Blue Oval
    2. Toyota's "mushroom cloud"
    3. Honda's H
    4. Nissan's crossed circle
    5. Lincoln's squared T
    6. VW obvious
    7. Acura (a luxury logo should not be 99% the same as a non-luxury logo)
    8. Lexus L
    9. GMC (like i say, letter's are lame)
    10. Scion, is it supposed to be a hurricane warning signal?

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    Re: Chinese Automakers Cant Even Come Up With A Original Logo Design!

    Don't close this thread, delete it.

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    Re: Chinese Automakers Cant Even Come Up With A Original Logo Design!

    I hate ovals and circles, unless they are donuts

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