Why the siren of the Starbucks logo is slightly asymmetrical


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/01/17/why-the-siren-of-the-starbucks.html


#2

Still not supporting the Evil Empire.


#3

Should have just stuck with the original logo but I guess too many monocles would pop and pearls would be clutched at the site of a bare breasted mythical creature.


#4

Personally…asymmetry is always more pleasing to my eye when it comes to faces.

Book shelves on the other hand I want symmetrical order. No large books on their sides on small shelves and tiny books by themselves on large shelves.

this is the work of a monster…


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#6

I would just point out that the slight asymmetry in the design does NOT make it look like her FACE is asymmetrical, just that it is lit slightly from the side.


#7

How about a competing brand called “Mooncents” with a logo that moons the customers? :rofl:


#8

But the asymmetrical power cord brings balance.


#9

I think the monocle and pearl crowd would’ve been ok with this. The “shred the art books, they’re full of porn!” people would have been the bigger problem.


#10

Sometimes there is no other way.


#11

I always knew that there was something ‘off’ about Starbucks.


#12

The wall of mismatched bookshelves in my store room would give you hives


#13

That logo, or a very similar one with a couple extra wisps of hair, is in use at the Disneyland Starbucks, of all places. They wanted something retro to not clash with the surrounding architecture of Main Street.


#14

See…get legal pot in west coast and this is the type of articles we get.
Next we’ll be posting about how you can make the land o lakes Native American icon show her tits.


#15

Ahem… (eye of the beholder, etc.)


#16

Sort of I dunno. EXACTLY my point no?


#17

That’s great, now try making decent coffee.

Or at least hire a staff that gives a $#it.


#18

Starbucks is the Evil Empire now? Standards must have fallen.


#19

These days they would probably stick with it. It’s got that sweet sweet “artisanal” feel to it.


#20

put some of that humanity back in

Isnt perfect symmetry more human than natural asymmetry?

I often wonder that we use the phrase “human” backwards. It is human to make mistakes but its more human to try not to make mistakes.