Laughing Squid Logo

Posted 16 years ago by Evan Tishuk

Fantastic logo

I love me some logos. We've been working on a couple side projects lately, and it has been noted that making cool logos seems easier than creating good names. I'm not sure which came first the "Laughing Squid" or the logo above, but if it was me I'd have made the name fit the logo because this one's just cool.


Scott Beale ~ 16 years ago

The name came first (1995) and the logo a few years later. As you can image, it's hard to make a logo of a squid laughing, so we opted for the laughing on the inside approach.

Evan Tishuk ~ 16 years ago

Thanks for stopping by Scott. That was a fast response! You're blogging kung-fu is very strong. I think my favorite part about your logo is that I can't tell if it's phallic or muliebrial (or neither, but that's no fun). Good work.

Scott Beale ~ 16 years ago

Our orginal logo, designed by Hal Robins, was pretty phallic, but loved by many as well

+10 for using muliebral on a blog entry

Evan Tishuk ~ 16 years ago

The original is well done too. Definitely more phallic, if that's what you were going for. Could we run a caption contest on that and make t-shirts with the winning entry?

And, it looks like I spelled "muliebral" incorrectly, so I'll subract 4 points from myself for a grand totaly of 6. I can live with that.

Bobby ~ 16 years ago

At first I saw a squid, but upon further inspection I see a guy with glasses, a giant nose and stringy mustache (with cheerios at the ends). The mouth looks like it's blowing kiss. Possibly to its counterpart... and woman with a giant forehead, contact lenses, and a spiked mohawk with fruit loops at the ends.

Scott Beale ~ 16 years ago

Actually the Hal Robin's squid was our very first t-shirt and I don't think he was going for phallic. If you think of it, the squid pre-dates the human penis, so if someone draws a penis, how do you know that they are not trying to emulate a squid?

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