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Re: Logos Through the Ages
« Reply #45 on: 22 February, 2020, 12:58:47 AM »
I love this thread.

I'd forgotten about the Big Dave newspaper logo - I really liked it,  although I'll grant it was a terrible idea. I remember very nearly giving up on trying to find the prog in my local newsagents that week.

Viz did something very similar with one of their issues, and were as frank as ever about the huge number of unsold copies returned to them that month.
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Re: Logos Through the Ages
« Reply #46 on: 22 February, 2020, 09:33:01 AM »
I just found prog 1965, with its unique take on the logo:



Ha!  'Zero' also because of the playing around with the 000 in the logo.

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Re: Logos Through the Ages
« Reply #47 on: 22 February, 2020, 11:32:19 AM »
I just found prog 1965, with its unique take on the logo:



Ha!  'Zero' also because of the playing around with the 000 in the logo.

(Slaps forehead)
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Re: Logos Through the Ages
« Reply #48 on: 08 May, 2020, 06:41:16 PM »
But wait - what about the Megazine?

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Re: Logos Through the Ages
« Reply #49 on: 08 May, 2020, 08:44:18 PM »
I absolutely hated the first logo when the Megazine was launched and still dislike it now.  Seeing them all lined up next to each other I think I can honestly say the most recent is the best.

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Re: Logos Through the Ages
« Reply #50 on: 08 May, 2020, 08:59:06 PM »
I absolutely hated the first logo when the Megazine was launched and still dislike it now.  Seeing them all lined up next to each other I think I can honestly say the most recent is the best.

Pretty much this. The Megazine hasn't been blessed with good logos over the years has it. Maybe 'Judge Dredd Megazine' is just too much to get in well (cue examples of great logos with loads of text.).
The new one manages it pretty well however.

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Re: Logos Through the Ages
« Reply #51 on: 09 May, 2020, 05:32:28 AM »
I absolutely hated the first logo when the Megazine was launched and still dislike it now.  Seeing them all lined up next to each other I think I can honestly say the most recent is the best.

Yip in total agreement here as well.
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Re: Logos Through the Ages
« Reply #52 on: 09 May, 2020, 01:18:35 PM »
The original one sort of worked in its era, but it left very little space for good cover art. The next one was a reasonable compromise, but they then headed towards varying degrees of awful. 2.50’s metallic was perhaps the nadir, but there are also weird periods where the brand becomes ‘Magazine’ (during, ironically, my favourite run — that 4.01 relaunch was fantastic).

From a design standpoint, 4.09’s is quite good, despite omitting the Judge Dredd brand. 238 is probably my overall favourite. The new one’s a fairly close second.

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Re: Logos Through the Ages
« Reply #53 on: 09 May, 2020, 06:13:28 PM »
The new one is definitely the best!