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Post  ethelred on Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:57 am

Seamaster wrote:Since I like cars, I usually have little difficulty identifying a car. What ones do you find difficult to make out?

For me it's basically anything from Asia.

Further off topic: I read where the artist (Jean Giraud) who used the moebius as his signature passed away.


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Post  Iago on Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:58 am

Yes.
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Post  Seamaster on Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:53 pm

Out of curiosity, are we talking specific model or brand? To me, Honda (and Acura), Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan (and Infinity), Subaru and Toyota (and Lexus) all look distinctly different.
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Post  Iago on Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:26 pm

Seamaster wrote:Out of curiosity, are we talking specific model or brand? To me, Honda (and Acura), Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan (and Infinity), Subaru and Toyota (and Lexus) all look distinctly different.

Whether or not they look different from each other still does not mean that they are distinctive.
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Post  Iago on Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:28 pm

ethelred wrote:
Seamaster wrote:Since I like cars, I usually have little difficulty identifying a car. What ones do you find difficult to make out?

For me it's basically anything from Asia.

Further off topic: I read where the artist (Jean Giraud) who used the moebius as his signature passed away.


That "yes" after your post was actually intended to follow Seamaster's, but it lost all meaning by coming after yours. Regarding Moebius, the logo that I have used since the Mutthaboards days was actually borrowed from him (hence the different spelling):

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Post  ethelred on Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:41 pm

Seamaster wrote:Out of curiosity, are we talking specific model or brand? To me, Honda (and Acura), Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan (and Infinity), Subaru and Toyota (and Lexus) all look distinctly different.

I guess you have to have owned one or be an officiando to be able to tell the difference between the various lines and "swooshes' that comprise these logos.

But the blondest of the citizens in my home town recognizes the emblem on the front of my avatar when I drive it down the street.
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Post  Iago on Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:34 am

You said what I was thinking -- they all seem like random, barely distinguishable swooshes.
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Post  Seamaster on Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:53 pm

I'll give you Toyota, Hyundai and Opel (not that you're likely to see one of those in the US) as having swooshy messes for a logo. The others I find okay or to have enough heritage behind the brand that the busyness in the logo can be excused.

Of the logos listed here (certainly not an exhaustive list), which are the biggest offenders: http://blog.companylogos.ws/automobile-logos/?
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Post  Iago on Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:01 pm

Yes.
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Post  ethelred on Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:22 am

Seamaster wrote:I'll give you Toyota, Hyundai and Opel (not that you're likely to see one of those in the US) as having swooshy messes for a logo. The others I find okay or to have enough heritage behind the brand that the busyness in the logo can be excused.

Of the logos listed here (certainly not an exhaustive list), which are the biggest offenders: http://blog.companylogos.ws/automobile-logos/?

From your list: Mazda, Toyota, Lexus, and Hyundai when the name of the vehicle does not also appear below the logo. You can also add Acura to that list.
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Post  Seamaster on Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:49 am

That's interesting. Mazda is supposed to have one of the most recognized logos in the world. And Honda spent a small fortune coming up with the Acura logo so that it would be instantly recognizable to western consumers.

Does the Cadillac emblem fail? It is often seen without the Cadillac name. What about the Chrysler wings or the Pontiac arrow (when they were still a brand)? Of the American companies, I still think Ford has one of the best.
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Post  ethelred on Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:31 pm

If the logo is suppose to be shorthand for the name, it's hard to beat the Ford logo. Rolling Eyes

The balance of the American logos are something I grew up with. (However, the Pontiac logo that I remember was an Indianhead and the most recent Oldsmobile logo falls under the category of "lines and swooshes."). I can remember skipping school on a fall day to go downtown to see the new cars. It was a big deal for adults as well as kids in the "hotrod" days of the 50's and 60's.

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Post  Iago on Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:41 pm

Large quantities of money notwithstanding, I am with ethelred regarding most of the Japanese logos.
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Post  East on Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:59 pm

I think you guys are forgetting audi. When I see there logo I am not sure if im looking at a car or an advert for the next Olympic games.
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Post  Iago on Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:23 am

Agreed, but at least that one stands out!
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Post  Seamaster on Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:42 am

Clearly, we need to bring back the hood ornament. That'd fix things.
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Post  Iago on Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:51 pm

Careful -- things with hoods get shot in this country.
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Post  mrblur on Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:16 pm

http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/26/2904609/razer-blade-voodoo-pc-founder-apple-community

Rahul commenting on the Razer Blade...but as any article on the Net the comments are the best...hahahhaa
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Post  PhotoOtaku on Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:56 pm

I think the Razer Blade is a miss, especially at $2800 USD.

...and as time goes by, I think Rahul was just lucky.

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Post  ethelred on Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:37 am

I just viewed the specs for the Razor Blade. In December I purchased essentially the same computer ( slightly thicker, but with (2) 500 GB hard drives) for half the price from Dell. I know price isn't everything, but so far I have not been disappointed.
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Post  killerwill on Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:54 am

The Razer Blade is great machine with its design but it's hardware is not worth it. I considered the Blade as work/fun laptop for when I'm on campus and on business trips. But the price and hardware just kill it. A same spec machine from Maingear or digital storm or sager, all the same Clevo model, is around $900 to $1100. I have read the reviews on it and I agree with them, that this is still a great first attempt by Razer to enter the PC gaming market. Their next model of the Blade will truly determine if they will stay in the pc builder market. I personally would love to see them offer it in a more customizable way and better yet do different case colors and such. OR..... Since they already took some tech that Voodoo developed with Intel on it, they should go back and use the Envy 133 carbon fiber chassis.

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Post  Iago on Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:25 am

I paid over $4000 for my Digital Storm laptop, in a plain vanilla Clevo package, with specs that eat the Blade alive. I will take my plain vanilla powerhouse, thank you very much!
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Post  Seamaster on Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:30 pm

Performance trumps bling.
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Post  Iago on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:13 am

It seems ling the bling nowadays is targeting less than the top end for performance. That may be better for overall sales, since many if not most of the bling-lovers are not really spec hogs. But it does seem like a niche is not being served.
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Post  Seamaster on Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:23 pm

Well, if money isn't an issue, I am a sucker for tasteful bling, so long as all of the performance boxes are ticked. Mind you, my idea of bling is pretty tame (even mundane) compared with most.
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