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New eBay Logo

Thursday, September 13th, 2012
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new eBay Logo

new eBay Logo

old eBay logo

old eBay logo

I can’t say I like eBay’s new logo. It’s way too generic, corporate feeling and uses the Super Mario World color palette of primary colors. You could say its like Google, but they got their color palette from the Microsoft Windows 95 flag. Maybe eBay’s decision was to be like Windows 8 Metro’s design. Windows has had a big influence on design, but lately not as much as Apple. I’m positive Slashdot got its teal green color from the default Windows 95 desktop background.

I believe in a few years eBay will change their branding again and go back to something similar to their old logo’s layout of disjointed letters overlapping each other, without any stretching or skewing and with a better font. The old logo had some playfulness with it. I believe eBay’s old logo was influenced by Yahoo’s logo which also has their letters in a sporatic way.

Brush Script is Good at Very Small Sizes

Friday, July 29th, 2011
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If you need a script font at a very small size and you want it to be readable, Brush Script is the font to use. Unlike most script fonts, it has a thick and rather uniform width across the pseudo handwritten penstroke (which is what makes it so ugly in the first place). However used very sparingly and at small sizes, Brush Script can pull off what other handwriting fonts can’t and still look decent.
brush script example