It comes with great pleasure that I post today after seeing an article in the Herald Sun (Melbourne daily newspaper).
In 2009, the city of Melbourne got a facelift in the form of a new logo. It got instant attention across media about its validity and context for Melbournians and was all the talk in the design industry around Australia. “embroiled in controversy” I’ve seen written a few places.
Here’s a small selection:
Well today it comes that our once deemed $2-shop, drawn by the bosses daughter, overpriced, 1990′s rave party logo is now the mark of desire with two companies being ousted in the daily rag as having copied the design. One I must say is a dead ringer but the other is up for debate.
I must admit when I first saw the article on the page sitting under my espresso I laughed to myself thinking that we’d gone through all this debate to find that the design had been ripped from a shopping plaza in China and that they thought we wouldn’t notice. Unfortunately it wasn’t so.
Melbourne city is now considering undertaking legal action over the matter where they’ll probably just aim for the top and sue China as a nation with Norway next on the agenda. In the meantime it seems we’re happy to take the flattery that comes with the news of our always beloved new logo.