A few weeks ago we were setting up a new company. I won’t bore you with the details of that, except for one thing.
It involved creating a new logo as part of the deal for use on web sites, stationery, etc.
Most, if not all businesses have them. There are different criteria depending on the type of business. But as the public image of your business, and invariably the first thing people see, it is an important thing to think about and try to get right.
I did a logo competition a few months back (click here if you want to see it) and most of the logos on it were clever as well as relevant to the businesses they were representing.
That’s the way it should be, and it would be, except for stupid people. You see you don’t have to be smart to start a business. And you don’t have to be smart to get someone to design a logo for you either.
But a bit of intelligent thought would help as the business logos below illustrate.
What they were thinking and how they did not spot the obvious catastrophes they were creating I just do not know.
Judge for yourselves and tell me if any of these would have got your stamp of approval if they had been designed for your company.
According to the dictionary, a pun is the humorous use of a word or phrase so as to emphasize or suggest its different meanings or applications, or the use of words that are alike or nearly alike in sound but different in meaning; a play on words.
I like puns. Sometimes they can be quite clever and humorous. At other times they can lead to an excruciatingly bad joke, although the worse they are the funnier they seem to be. Strange thing humor.
I have a load of examples in the archives. Here are some to give you a taste of what may be in store.
Enjoy, (I hope)…
The fattest knight at King Arthur’s round table was Sir Cumference.
He acquired his size from too much pi.
I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island,
but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.
She was only a whiskey maker,
but he loved her still.
No matter how much you push the envelope,
it’ll still be stationery.
Would a grenade thrown into a kitchen in France result in
Two silk worms had a race.
They ended up in a tie.
A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall.
The police are looking into it.
Time flies like an arrow.
Fruit flies like a banana.
Apparently Mitt Romney donated the entirety of his inheritance from his father to the Brigham Young University. Is this guy a Moron?
Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway.
One hat said to the other, “You stay here; I’ll go on a head.”
I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger.
Then it hit me.
A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said:
“Keep off the Grass.”
The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison
was a small medium at large.
The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray
is now a seasoned veteran.
A backward poet writes inverse.
In a democracy it’s your vote that counts…
In feudalism it’s your count that votes.
When cannibals ate a missionary,
did they get a taste of religion?
If you jumped off the bridge in Paris ,
you’d be in Seine.
A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons.
The stewardess looks at him and says,
“I’m sorry, sir, only one carrion per passenger.”
Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal?