Being involved in the media ourselves, we fully understand the need for publications and media outlets to occasionally update their look from time to time. Just in the past few days, we've noticed that our very own Oregon Public Broadcasting has begun to sport a new logo, which is now appearing on the OPB website and in the tiny lower-righthand corner of its broadcasts.
In our opinion, what once was stylish and elegant has given way to a something that at best can only be described as bland and ordinary. [The version rendered as a white-over on-air "button," mentioned above, is especially dull and painful to look at.] We're guessing -- and hoping -- that OPB did not blow more than, say, $35 on this ill-considered redesign.
Come to think of it, WWP knows more than a few starving graphic artists out there who would have done as much or more in exchange simply for the Placido Domingo CD and special-offer OPB T-shirt and mug.
Mel, give us a call!