Friday, May 28, 2010

Grand larcency, brand-style

Wichita State University registered trademark:

Recently discovered logo of the Sumner County (Kansas) treasurer's office:


#1 The little R in the circle means THIS IS OURS. YOU CAN'T HAVE IT.

#2 If you're going to steal someone's property, cover your tracks better than this.

#3 Not spending money on logo design takes a tremendous degree of courage.... or shear stupidity.

4 June 2010: I'm pleased to report that, after a cease and desist letter, the treasurer's office has seen the wisdom here and removed the errant logo from their web page and other uses.