Pointless Wastes of Your Time
A few weeks ago I posted an entry in which the new Ross
Reels logo was discussed. I’m not here to dredge that up again, I promise.
But it’s the time of year when new products are being launched and images rebranded. When I saw the logo for the brand new Sage the One rod I couldn’t help but draw comparisons to the new Ross logo. You don’t have to be a logo designer, though I happen to be one, to note the similarities. See for yourself:
I like Sage, and I like Ross. I have several Sage rods, and several Ross reels. I’m not going to say whether I like or dislike either logo, but I just wanted to point out that they’re each missing something. I’m sure the same designer didn’t do both logos, and I am quite sure the folks at Sage had no idea what the folks at Ross were planning and vice versa, which makes the similarities all the more uncanny.
Even though the Unaccomplished Angler was given a new logo this past year, I’m beginning to wonder if maybe I shouldn’t rethink the design. Maybe the Unaccomplished Angler is missing something, or maybe it’s not and should be?
I picked up a newsfeed for a blog I’d never visited before- something caught my eye and I wanted to examine things a bit more closely.
Over at Fishing Tomorrow under the “Funny Fishing Pictures” category I saw something that, while it may be mildly amusing, did not make me laugh. There is nothing funny about copyright infringement, I’ll tell you that right now.
What exactly do I allege to have been infringed upon? The Unaccomplished Angler, that’s what. Look at the “Funny Picture” below.
Now look at the logo of the Unaccomplished Angler:
Let’s examine each design more closely:
- Exhibit A depicts a silhouette of a fisherman (a happy one at that) wearing a goofy hat and holding what appears to be a fishing machete(?).
- Exhibit B depicts a silhouette of an angler (an unaccomplished one at that) wearing a lucky fishing hat and holding what is clearly a fly rod.
- Exhibit A shows a fish, also drawn as a silhouette. The fish may (or may not) be happy.
- Exhibit B shows a fish, also drawn as a silhouette. The fish is happy (in fact it is laughing)
- Exhibit A depicts a fisherman standing
erectupright in the water.
- Exhibit B depicts an angler standing more or less upright, though slumped over, in the water.
- Exhibit A suggests that the fisherman is using bait.
- Exhibit B suggests that the angler should have perhaps used bait.
Now think what you will, but I think the resemblances are uncanny–certainly too close to be a mere coincidence. I’ll take my chances that a judge will rule in my favor. The Happy Angler will see The Unaccomplished Angler in court. Then we’ll see who’s laughing.