Another hilariously true comic from The Oatmeal. This one especially cracks me up because the first step is a scene I see enacted about 20 times a day by my cat and my boyfriend. Only at some point my cat gets so desperate for pettings while he works that she will actually self pet herself on his arm rest or hand or whatever else is within her reach.
Now Im not the biggest sports fan on earth...but even Im a little pissed at two musical developments over the past few months that seem to be the music industry attempts to destroy sports from the inside out.
Now pardon me I know Im late the the party on these, but Im not the hippest to the sports team anthems circuit so Im hoping some of ya'll will be in the same boat.
First offense was Scott Stapp doing the Florida Marlin's theme song. Who is Scott Stapp? Yeah thats what I thought but the moment I heard the song I new immediately...
Oh yeah its the singer of Creed! You know how I knew that? It sound like every other goddamn Creed song! I feel like I cant exactly make fun of this song because its like making fun of Courtney Love...shes a hot mess and we all know it and this hasnt changed in years and it wont.
I think the only thing I can really say about this song is that the lyrics are so bad I thought it was an SNL joke at first. But sadly....with a little hope and faith you will soar are serious lyrics. Also I find it funny that they are the Marlins (a type of fish) and he keeps talking about soaring....maybe he thought a marlin was a bird....
Now onto the next offense. This one I really didnt believe was real at first but then I realized that Prince is just that crazy. Apparently he was so moved by a recent game of the Minnesota Vikings that he felt compelled to write a fight song for them based on their team colors.
WTF WAS THAT?!?!?! I mean what the hell!??? Seriously?!?!?!? I dont even know what to say. I mean technically its a fine song but its a fight song for a football team and it has a pan flute. Im pretty sure there is a law that pan flutes must remain 300 feet away from football at all time.
So if youre hip to the logo scene like I am, Im sure youve seen the complete overhaul of Gap's logo.
Actually an overhaul is an understatement....more like they took the old logo out back, beat it, raped it, stole its wallet and left it for dead then took the money that they stole and bought a one legged one eyed hooker in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco.
WHY?!?!? WHY?!?!??!!? The old logo was classic and iconic...it personified Gap's style as a classic clean easy to wear clothing line. This new logo looks like it was designed in 1993 for someones geocities site. Seriously. Its dated, its awkward and is going to be difficult as hell to incorporate into designs. You cant do it two toned thanks to that lovely gradation on that box. Actually while we're on the subject of that box why is it even there?!? What does it mean?!? Why do you have a shape akwardly overlaying on another shape?!? Was the designer testing out the logo on different colored backgrounds when the CEO walked up and said "Perfect I love it! Just like that!" Or was this designed by the owner's daughter in her Photoshop 1 class?
So many questions yet no answers to be had. I think the most infuriating thing is knowing someone got paid good money for this crap. That and knowing it had to go through endless rounds of approval and at no point did anyone say "Hey guys, this thing sucks...like hard."
The logo actually manages to make the entire gap.com website look cheap, sloppy and amature. Nice one. When my boss pulled the page up all he could do is sigh. Its just sad really. I mean look at it just sitting there on that gray background looking a mess.
So good going Gap, youve managed to revamp your image! Youre no longer the classic slightly overpriced clothing company, now youre the classic slightly overpriced clothing company with the worst logo redesign ever. Kudos!