As Im bored, sweating over another bunch of logos im doing for a client... I've thought of another pointless and tedious thread to keep you all entertained:
It has suddenly occurred to me that in the 90's we had all sorts of awesome names for brands,manufacturers and products...and they've all pretty much gone the way of the dinosaur...
How cool (for example) is the following:
"Nuke proof" - (even if they werent)
"Trimble" - (even if they were made from boat material)
"Critical Racing" - (erm. Cant think of anthing to say about these)
"Onza Porcupine" (yeah!)
"RC200 Race chassis" (Have it!)
"Ringle H2o" (wow!)
Nowadays you got names such as "Surly" (which I guess is cool) and "Cotic" but the rest of the names of brands/stuff in the MTB world have gone a bit unimaginative and sh*te no?
I hate this New York-bronx-type/decal-thing that Marzochi/Dialed Bikes etc have adopted. I say thats more skateboard/steetbike orientated. Not appropriate for pedalling around nice woods and hillsides - surely?
Was looking at that Aluminium O I have in the garage- the decals on that whilst simple, were really cool. Love it. Thats the way it should be. No stripes or flared streaks that Giant, Speccy and Trek etc have gone with in recent times. Just frame name and model. Cool. Simple. Nice.
Like it simple. Classy. yeah...
(saying that, a blue/green/yellow fade, black zebra striped trimble frame sits behind me completely nullifying my argument)
1991 PROCOMP FUNK | 1992 PACE F2 | 1993 KONA HOT | 1994 ROBERTS DOGS BOLX | 1995 ROCKY MOUNTAIN ALTITUDE TEAM ONLY