New logo for Britain in space

david h's picture

A new name and a new logo for Britain in space:

BBC

Nick Shinn's picture


These guys got there first.

riccard0's picture

These guys got there first.

And with better results.

dtw's picture

"Uck-sar" sounds like Pig Latin.

nina's picture

Why not "Yook-sar"?

I kinda like the logo. It's a bit overeager, but works.

riccard0's picture

I kinda like the logo. It's a bit overeager, but works.

Yes, but for me it's the type treatment which is kinda bland and unbalanced.

Nick Cooke's picture

Yes, well, it is British so using Gill or a slightly altered Gill is compulsory along with a national flag reference.

The upward shooting arrow plus the type shows we're bland but dynamic.

dezcom's picture

Looks a bit too much like a kite to me, not quite hi-tech enough to crack space. I kinda get a Monty Python vibe. The Astronauts who say "nee"

William Berkson's picture

Doesn't quite work for me either. My eye is drawn to the space at the top left. I think it doesn't quite come together as a design.

Nick Shinn's picture

These guys got there first.

And not forgetting the Duchy of Grand Fenwick.

Si_Daniels's picture

Reminds me of the Silverstone (race track) logo - http://www.silverstone.co.uk/

dtw's picture

Oh yes, good spot. Wonder if UKSA's designer was aware of that!

Michael Hernan's picture

Excuse me while I vomit (into my champagne bucket). Yet another generic 'British' Design.
The only way to correct this wrongdoing is to now come clean with antigrav technology.

1985's picture

Wait, are we planning on conquering space or just exploring it?

dezcom's picture

The new colonialism :-)

JoergGustafs's picture

Well, the arrow says ‘up’ but type says ‘down’.

david h's picture

> The new colonialism :-)

This Colon--ialism?
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Chris_gh91's picture

I thought I would give the logo a go since that one clearly doesn't work to well;

http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii304/v1knownaz_chris/?action=view&cu...

(sorry if it's a bit rough, it took 10 minutes max.)

I probably could have used some gestalt on it but hey it's not my job to design that logo, I just got bored and wanted to add to it :)

Michael Hernan's picture

This made for Britain in Space logo carries the gestalt meaning of >falling apart<.
'Dad's army' metaphor of 'make do and mend' is perfect.

Bendy's picture

Gosh, it's in the shape of a crash!

Still it's a whole lot better than the logo of the soon-to-disappear British National Space Centre:

JoergGustafs's picture

Whoah, the BNSC logo seems like it’s floating above my screen, although, in fact it’s not…

;)

After all, the UKSA logo is not that bad {and could have been much worse}. I wonder if there even is a chance to design a Space Agency logo and getting standing ovations for it on a design/typography forum…

Kristians Sics's picture

Moonraker?

vinceconnare's picture

DaffyDuck: Duck Dodgers in the 21st and 1/2 century!
Bugs Bunny: bbig..bbig..bbig..big deal.

dtw's picture

Ha ha; nearly, Riccardo, but that one definitely needs to be in Gill Sans.

Dan Gayle's picture

Forgive me for being naive, but what's wrong with something like this?

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    Let's see, a big rocket with the UK flag on the side? I wonder what space agency that is?
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    It's not like they're a company that needs "branding" for consumer awareness. They're the UK government, and they have big rockets (and nuclear bombs). We KNOW who they are. Just slap a flag on it, and call it a day.

    dtw's picture

    True, but I bet they wouldn't want the aligned edge of the text to scream "USA" quite so loudly :-)

    Curious29's picture

    I think it is not very attractive. So I don't understand the result. I really agree with DanGayle

    quadibloc's picture

    These guys got there first.

    No, no, not that who. Sarah's grandfather... now, he was in outer space (as far distant as the planet Skaro) long before anyone else.

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