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"New" SGI logo?

Unread postby smj » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:24 pm

Got the latest SGI Insider mailing yesterday, which claimed that sgi.com now had a "new and improved site design featur[ing] a high-tech inspired chrome logo." Really? Didn't this chrome plating happen a while ago? A quick search of the forums for "new logo" didn't turn up any mention in the past year, but...

Can't say the site redesign was particularly noticeable - in fact it reminds me of browsing site templates for Joomla and Drupal. (And if you don't enable Javascript for two other domains, en25.com and treehousei.com, it won't display properly in Firefox/Linux.) I had to go to the WayBack Machine to confirm that it had in fact changed...

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Re: "New" SGI logo?

Unread postby jan-jaap » Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:06 pm

Press releases have been renamed a blog.

A matter of buzzword compliance, I assume.
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Re: "New" SGI logo?

Unread postby hamei » Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:32 pm

jan-jaap wrote:A matter of buzzword compliance, I assume.

It's been required by the Barnum Act for several years now. Where you been, Rip ?
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Re: "New" SGI logo?

Unread postby cinenate35 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:09 pm

I don't get why they needed to change the logo in the first place. The original SGI font was much better. This new one looks like bland corporate rubbish. They need better designers I think.
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Re: "New" SGI logo?

Unread postby modology » Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:35 pm

I like the old SGI typo better
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Re: "New" SGI logo?

Unread postby modology » Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:36 pm

The glossy style of the logo is so 2001... but even back then SGI logo was flat white which is simple and stylish.. before all the flat UI craze on iOS and Android

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Re: "New" SGI logo?

Unread postby cinenate35 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:41 am

Even the colors they use today stink. Old Sgi was good at selecting colors. Nobody else could pull off purple quite the same way! While I am greatful that the brand has survived...I with they had the same designers and creative people. I don't even want to think about how much money was spent coming up with the original logo and font....and now it's in the trash.
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Re: "New" SGI logo?

Unread postby uunix » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:28 pm

New logo is an apple type logo. There's an app for it. Create your shape/letters then apply an oval type non-shadow.

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Re: "New" SGI logo?

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:22 pm

Cinenate35: from what I know most of the people that made SGI any good are gone. The company is essentially Rackable wearing SGI's corpse
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Re: "New" SGI logo?

Unread postby vishnu » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:11 am

TeamBlackFox wrote:Cinenate35: from what I know most of the people that made SGI any good are gone. The company is essentially Rackable wearing SGI's corpse

The exodus started in 1994 when Jim Clarke (i.e. the founder) saw the handwriting on the wall and exited, stage left...
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