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Comments (13)

  • claymore's picture
    claymore

    I don't see any similarities. One is clearly blue and the other one is green.

    Sep 11, 2005
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Good thing one wasn't red and the other green - or else colorblind people would be seeing the exact same grey Q!.. Hehehe. ;)But the best comment was said by hal9k at Metafilter:

    Excuse me:

    The Scottish Arts logo is blue
    Quark is green (Unknown Pantone. Reload) Spinning beach ball

    The Scottish Arts Council uses a condensed face.
    Quark uses a bold face only (Font not installed) Force Quit

    The Scottish Arts Council neglects to add a "TM"
    Quark adds the appropriate TM symbol pending

    Sep 11, 2005
  • James_Trickery's picture
    James_Trickery

    ...hang on. Isn't the Quark logo supposed a Q, while the Scottish Arts Council logo is an A?

    Sep 12, 2005
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Yaknow, that could be the only thing that speaks for this being a complete freak accident. Honestly. But boy is it freaky.

    Sep 12, 2005
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Oh my! Well, this another A... Wonder if this is from a font?

    Sep 14, 2005
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Ahaa!well that solves that mystery.

    How lazy is it when a designer uses a single letter from a font as a "logo"? .... perhaps the Quark guy was dyslexic....

    Sep 14, 2005
  • caffeinegoddess's picture
    caffeinegoddess

    Or didn't realize he was hitting the "a" key when he meant to hit the "q"...it is right above it after all. Only other thing is, it's possible too that if it's the same font, the Q and A look similar...there's a slight difference in that the hole in the Q is bigger than the one in the A which also could be way it is in the font.

    Sep 14, 2005
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    .. wow, you're right! That explains the hole size-change!
    So incredibly lazy!

    Sep 14, 2005
  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    The Akedemiks clothing brand logo, is pretty close in overall form as well.

    Sep 15, 2005

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