NextDayFilter November 14, 2008 3:45 AM   Subscribe

Something about this logo looks VERY familiar...I just cant put my finger on it
posted by ShawnString to MetaFilter-Related at 3:45 AM (48 comments total)

Confirmation bias. Convergent evolution. Steam-engine time. In other words, I think this design may and likely does have nothing at all to do with MetaTalk.
posted by cgc373 at 3:55 AM on November 14, 2008


It's not even the same font. Compare the lower-case T in that logo and here in MetaTalk.
posted by vacapinta at 4:05 AM on November 14, 2008


It's a san-serif two-word logo that uses a blue and yellow for the words, but that's about it. The general idea of the logo is pretty common, there are many well-known logos of that type such as FedEx's.
posted by burnmp3s at 4:38 AM on November 14, 2008


Did you know there's an arrow hidden in the Metafilter logo?
posted by cillit bang at 4:43 AM on November 14, 2008 [13 favorites]


Straplines are so yesterday. Can you imagine someone going:
Metafilter: Exactly Right.
Dream on, it would never happen.
posted by tellurian at 4:51 AM on November 14, 2008


The company I work at has a logo similar to the one you linked to. It's a common design.
posted by amicamentis at 5:15 AM on November 14, 2008


At least they've got a professional white background.
posted by empyrean at 5:16 AM on November 14, 2008 [4 favorites]


Logo collision being so rare.
posted by BrotherCaine at 5:17 AM on November 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


I just cant put my finger on it

That's because there's nothing there.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:29 AM on November 14, 2008


Guys, you're so focused on the colors and fonts that you didn't notice the smoking gun: It's inside an ELLIPSE!
posted by Plutor at 5:30 AM on November 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


What the flying jesusweiner fuck are you talking about?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:57 AM on November 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


Wait, now I see it... I RECOGNIZE THAT STONE CROTCH!

...wait, the logo you say? Never seen it before.
posted by cimbrog at 6:23 AM on November 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Well, I don't think you are crazy. I would not have noticed if you had not pointed it out, but there are similarities.
posted by josher71 at 6:28 AM on November 14, 2008


It's for kids.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:36 AM on November 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Did you know there's an arrow hidden in the Metafilter logo?

I thought that was a cock. Live and learn, eh?
posted by Mister_A at 6:36 AM on November 14, 2008


It's for kids.

Speaking of which, when is Metafilter Kids! starting?
posted by lukemeister at 7:21 AM on November 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


Convergent evolution? A MetaNudibranch....
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 7:29 AM on November 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


At least they've got a professional white background.

Classist and racist, eh? ;-)
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:46 AM on November 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


nextday: Classist and racist, eh? ;-)
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 7:50 AM on November 14, 2008


hey give me a break it was first thing in the morning and thats what I thought of when I saw it on a commercial during the morning news.
posted by ShawnString at 8:07 AM on November 14, 2008


Is this something I would need to be not color-blind and illiterate to understand?
posted by blue_beetle at 8:13 AM on November 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


I've always thought this one was pretty close.
posted by donnagirl at 8:15 AM on November 14, 2008


Classist and racist, eh? ;-)

Strictly anildash-ist.
posted by empyrean at 8:18 AM on November 14, 2008


Did they change it? I don't get this.
posted by iamkimiam at 8:21 AM on November 14, 2008


Does anyone out there have a permanent MetaFilter tattoo?
posted by Burhanistan at 8:25 AM on November 14, 2008


Did you know there's an arrow hidden in the Metafilter logo?
>I thought that was a cock. Live and learn, eh?


Actually, if you print and fold the MeFi logo in juuust the right way, it creates an image not dissimilar to the infamous Land O' Lakes Butter optical illusion, just rather than a Native gal with a kickin' rack, you get a generously endowed cortex.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:34 AM on November 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


hey give me a break

Yes We Can!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:38 AM on November 14, 2008


Can we have a new category for "Things I thought of while watching a commercial during the morning news"?
posted by languagehat at 8:42 AM on November 14, 2008


you get a generously endowed cortex

Does this mean cortex will stop calling me during dinner asking for a donation pledge?
posted by empyrean at 8:49 AM on November 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


I think about my penis and the adventures we've had and will have in the days to come. During the morning news and the rest of the time.
posted by Mister_A at 8:50 AM on November 14, 2008


Metafilter: You're wrong.
posted by Pronoiac at 8:53 AM on November 14, 2008


I've been told to stop putting my finger on it or the law will get involved :(
posted by Abiezer at 9:02 AM on November 14, 2008


Speaking of which, when is Metafilter Kids! starting?

We'll call it "I Could Daycare Less".

Does anyone out there have a permanent MetaFilter tattoo?

Not yet.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:18 AM on November 14, 2008


There is a permanent MetaChat tattoo, however.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:20 AM on November 14, 2008


I just cant put my finger on it

It's not so much about the speed as accuracy and planning. It'll move pretty quick, but its dodges become fairly predictable if you watch it long enough, basically, just start to put your finger down, as soon as it reacts, put your finger where it's going to be, not where it is.

You'll be able to put your finger on it every time once you master this.

Happy to help.
posted by quin at 9:37 AM on November 14, 2008


No tattoo is really permanent.

At least, that's what it says on my forehead.
posted by box at 12:52 PM on November 14, 2008


Next Day Blinds: The next Metafilter tagline meme.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 1:23 PM on November 14, 2008


Put your finger on it and you'll go blind. Next day.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 1:25 PM on November 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


AAAAUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You are not seeing a font. The font is the thing that makes what you see which is called the typeface. In other words, the font is the cookie cutter, the typeface is the cookie.

You may now carry on.
posted by i_cola at 2:03 PM on November 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Prescriptivist much?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:15 PM on November 14, 2008


You guys are totally missing the point of this post. The pictures are of the MeFi moderator house.
posted by NoMich at 2:28 PM on November 14, 2008


I don't see it. Looks nothing like goatse.
posted by found missing at 2:31 PM on November 14, 2008


> if you print and fold the MeFi logo in juuust the right way, it creates an image not dissimilar to the infamous Land O' Lakes Butter optical illusion, just rather than a Native gal with a kickin' rack, you get a generously endowed cortex.

Do you know who else had a generously endowed cortex?
posted by ardgedee at 2:39 PM on November 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Here's my logo
posted by mattoxic at 11:09 PM on November 14, 2008


you spelled it wrong
posted by CitizenD at 12:24 PM on November 15, 2008


You're a font of wisdom, i_cola.
posted by box at 5:07 PM on November 15, 2008


NextDayBlind sounds like a warning. Will not click.
posted by heyho at 10:18 PM on November 15, 2008


Cool Tools looks familiar these days.
posted by mlis at 11:19 AM on November 17, 2008


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