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Apr. 2, 2008 at 7:40am

Hub Logo?


comments [22]  |  posted under Tacoma, The Hub


by KevinFreitas on 4/2/2008 @ 7:49am
Pretty impressive. WIth that kind of passion would be put into the proposed Goddess of Commerce Statue. Anyone know the inspiration for this logo?

by jenyum on 4/2/2008 @ 7:55am
What really struck me about it was the permanence of painting the building that first week. Satellite did this, too. It says something to the community about your confidence and intention to stick it out and become a fixture. That, and it's a cool logo.

by jcbetty on 4/2/2008 @ 7:58am
the wine label appears to be a sort of turn of the century art nouveau-inspired piece, whether it's of that era or just trying to embody it?

I think the Hub's main motif is a version of this, though I'm not a huge fan of logo-izing such a delicately wrought thing of artwork (this is my favorite wine label of all time) --My understanding of commercial art "borrowing" ideas goes, if you change 20% of the original, it's not copyright...

by izenmania on 4/2/2008 @ 8:15am
The Hub did not borrow directly from the wine (or at least not in a legal sense). Since the original painting was done in 1895 for Cycles Gladiator, a French bicycle company, it has long since (I believe) made its way into the public domain, and though it's possible that the Hub was inspired by seeing the bottle, the fact is that both are equally using a century old branding (although the wine uses the actual painting, while the Hub stylizes it), rather than either yoinking from the other.

by izenmania on 4/2/2008 @ 8:16am
Here is a link to why the wine company chose the image, and a little on its history.

by intacoma on 4/2/2008 @ 8:35am
I'm not a copyright expert but it could be in public domain if its so old, I really like it :)

by NineInchNachos on 4/2/2008 @ 8:50am
I'm pro anything having to do with an ethereal nekid lady.

the goddess of commerce statue should be inspired by the original french painting too.

by jcbetty on 4/2/2008 @ 8:54am
ahhhhh, yessssssss, public domain.....

by two9seven on 4/2/2008 @ 12:42pm
I like the upward direction of the original. It's more inspiring and less static compared to the Hub logo. Tilt up the logo a little.

by NineInchNachos on 4/2/2008 @ 12:51pm
like pop-a-wheelie?

by intacoma on 4/2/2008 @ 1:04pm
like a superman

by NineInchNachos on 4/2/2008 @ 1:33pm
or E.T. ?

by intacoma on 4/2/2008 @ 2:11pm
I think your onto something

by NineInchNachos on 4/2/2008 @ 2:44pm
intacoma you're my hero

by jcbetty on 4/2/2008 @ 2:45pm
ooh. elliot's got gas...

by NineInchNachos on 4/2/2008 @ 2:56pm
methane afterburner , though we're back to not doing the pop-a-wheelie thing again.

by two9seven on 4/2/2008 @ 3:47pm
Thanks for taking me seriously.

by izenmania on 4/2/2008 @ 3:59pm
It is kind of an interesting difference... with the upward tilt it's clear that both the bike and the woman are flying. Without, it feels like the bike is rolling, which makes one wonder why a flying woman is bothering with a land-based bike.

by NineInchNachos on 4/2/2008 @ 4:48pm
yes upward tilt, is very serious. Lets not forget this is a victorian era painting. so all kinds of repressed sexual innuendo happening in this illustration. the bike is upward tilting in a classic male reproductive organ angle... note placement of rear tire. yes. the bike is pretty much a boner metaphor

by intacoma on 4/2/2008 @ 5:03pm

by intacoma on 4/2/2008 @ 5:06pm
Oh and the reason the hub logo is not tilted is clear, she just landed at the hub for some beer and pizza

by fredo on 4/2/2008 @ 7:47pm
Confusious say, "Woman who ride bicycle naked bound to have crackup."