July 24, 2012

Special Report: Logo Kemerdekaan Ke-55 LOL...



Apa ni? 

LOVELY. A compilation Merdeka logos from Hussein Onn's reign (1976-1980), 
with the bulk of it being from the Mahathir-era (1981-2000)
and a little bit of Badawi (2007-2008 logos). 

Mostly endearing, sweet emblems of unity, progress. 
Pretty, graphical shapes, many symmetrical, building blocks of pride and patriotism. Nostalgic. 
Some are simple to construct, but in its simplicity, there is calculated precision

DID YOU KNOW: Adobe Illustrator did not exist in the 80s ya.
Makes the 'vintage logos' that much more special kan?


NAJIB'S REIGN, 2009

 EH EH APA NI?
Hanya nampak 1Malaysia logo for 3 years
(refer to above graphic, bottom right corner)

Najib Era, no creativity ke? Change tagline jer? Rakyat Sejahtera? Betul ke? 
Talk about progress tapi three years logo also never progress one? So same same... tak jelak?
See it on trains, on ugly diaper boxes, on TV, in post offices.... Familiarity breeds __________ ?


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OK... BEB:
2012 punya logo...

THIS HERE IS THE JEWEL OF NAJIB'S GOVERNMENT,
REPRESENTING MALAYSIA AS THE MODERN, EFFICIENT, 
FORWARD THINKING (but not so, sometimes
AND WORLD KELAS GITEW
nation that we think we are.

"MERDEKA 55 LOGO IS GROSS LOL"
But to many, this is a fugly work of design ya. There's a tutorial where you can 'throw this together' on your own (you do not need complex Illustrator formulas either). The fonts are the 'default computer' types. Assembled last minute by a secretary with MS Word kot? 

"MAKES ME WANT TO PUKE"—ANONYMOUS
It is embarrassing, shameful, and it shows how Najib's administration just probably doesn't care... rileks too much ke? How can anyone let this pass without professional consultation? Or the agency was paid tens of thousands but tasks were 'trickled down' until reach secretary level ke, the rest of the funds evaporated somewhere ah? 

Inspiration: Manila card noticeboards at governmental offices. 
Someone identified an "awek kakitangan kerajaan" as the 'culprit'. But the poor thing probably does not know a thing about typography or design (if you do, Ms Awek Kakitangan Kerajaan... SHAME ON YOU FOR DOING A BAD UGLY JOB. I thought our education veli high macam standard kat UK—so says our deputy PM?). SHAME ON YOU, PERSON-WHO-CONFIRM-THIS-FOR-PRESS-RELEASE also! 

UGLY MALAYSIA honestly wonders if AH JIB KOR is listening to our pleas for a better Merdeka logo. Stick to the phallic 1Malaysia symbol if you need to. This is an insult to Malaysian Design and its legacy, a disrespect towards the other designs in the Merdeka logo archives. 55th logo will stick out like a sore middle finger if placed together with all the rest. PM fears that next time no more chance to play play anymore with the logo so now go all out is it? We don't need this not-so-ironic anti-design being broadcasted 20 meters tall over that UMNO building and UGLYFYING JALAN KUCHING/JALAN IPOH/DAN JALAN2 LAIN. Traffic jams are already too much of an eyesore.
Ish ish ish... Apa dah jadik.......................................

Sekian, trikaseh daun keladi.
Harap dapat berjumpa lagi.

PS: REMEMBER THIS HUMILIATING EPISODE?

6 comments:

  1. they better change this bullshit design if not , things will go viral for the wrong reasons......mwahahahaha. crazy blog dude

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  2. MALAYSIAN BORN GEN YJuly 24, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    this logo does not make me feel patriotic...

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  3. lol......many better designs on facebook now go take a look

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  4. Just stumbled across your blog this morning... EXCELLENT stuff! I've also linked this post to our Facebook page. Hope you don't mind.

    Keep up the great work!

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  5. Enjoy your post. Thanks!

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  6. this year llogo like a poster

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