Toyota vs Bach
Toyota is inviting Scion owners to design their own personal “coat of arms” online reports the New York Times <link>.
The Times goes on to say, “In making their personalized crests, Scion owners can choose from among hundreds of symbols, all designed by a professional graffiti artist. The symbols range from an eagle, a jester, a king’s crown and a worker’s fist to Japanese anime-style flowers, a three-person family and a yin-yang circle. Customers can download their designs and have them made into window decals or take them to an auto airbrushing shop to have them professionally painted onto their cars.
The Scion is an economy car aimed at younger, stylish drivers, and the design Web site, scionspeak.com, is free. But Scion enthusiasts must pay for the auto shop renderings of their design, an indulgence that can cost thousands of dollars.”
As cool and as involving as this may sound, I don’t think many of the designs will compete with Bach’s regal logo below. (thanks bad banana <link>).
Bad banana writes, “…take a moment to admire his beautiful logo. The graphic above is the seal he used to mark all of his personal papers and compositions. It contains the letters JSB superimposed over their mirror image, as shown below”.
Brilliant. Classic. Beautiful.