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The city where I live (Coimbra, Portugal)presented us the new identity and logo last week on a big party with a Michael Nyman show and everything... I intended to present the logo in these phoruns to ask for a typographic expert oppinion (Something on the type is just wrong to me) but now the thing got even more interesting! Someone found a simmilar logo of a company called Quintiles Transnational..
The designer of coimbra's logo says the logo represents a serpent (found on the old coimbra's Blazon). I still don't know why he splitted the Word in to COIM + BRA.
The quintiles logo represents a Q, I guess.
1. I still can't decide if this is plain Coincidence or a bloody ripp-off. What do you typophiles think?
2. Can you express the feedback on coimbra's logos? Is it balanced? Is the O logo on the COIMBRA word just placed without any care? And what abou the C