Originally seen on Yahoo. It’s the 75th anniversary makeover for Monopoly. A classic game moving into the age of technology. Â The new version will have no more loose moneys flying around. With fancy Electronic banking and guess what, if you Pass GO you get 2 Million Dollars! Who needs to land on free parking anymore. I wonder how much it costs to buy Boardwalk? Electronic Banking Â has been around for a while now, apparently this version will have tighter security, whatever that means. Finally, it’s round!
From a design perspective let’s take a look at Monopoly from past to present…
From 1934 – 1953 apprx – found here
Hey that looks familiar…
A step into the electronic banking era…
Fall 2010 – The Monopoly Revolution with fancy banking a round board!… and hey – notice something missing’? where did the famous mascot go?!
In this image above, I can not see the monopoly mascot, the man with the mustache, where did he go? Maybe give him a haircut and buy him a new suit, (keep the mustache) but hey I think he adds to the Monopoly Identity!
Will he get his place on the Monopoly Revolution Electronic Board game – or has he been sent to Jail? Let’s wait and see!Â From what I understand, “Monopoly Revolution” will be out this fall for around $35. Â If you don’t like the new version – no worries – they will still be selling theÂ old board games for people who are interested.
The Sun-Maid Raisin girl (Read all about her and see the real girl) was recently spotted with an interesting make-over in a television advertisement. As far as I understand, the new girl will only be seen on tv/video advertisements. The logo on all the packaging will stay the same.
It is common for companies to constantly update and edit their branding with the times. If the company is looking to sell their products, they will make all kinds of changes in order to fulfill that goal. They are selling to the general public, and will do what it takes to attract them. Am I telling you something you didn’t know??
Here are some other interesting Makeovers from Classic brands of the last century
Mickey Mouse in his new 3d rendering for a new computer game gets really angry looking. Why would they do that? Is it cool to be angry? I don’t like this direction.
Aunt Jemima. In my opinion, the make-over is well done. The face is totally different but yet the image and feelings it evokes are the same. Cute mother-aged lady who looks like she knows how to make a good pancake.
Betty Crocker, I guess she still looks like a good cook. Picture source.
Baskin Robbins Ice Cream, No facial image here, just a simple recognizable graphic logo. The number 31 nicely hidden in the more lively B and R. They couldn’t think of that any sooner?! That is pretty cool. “31 flavors…a flavor for every day of the month.” I think their newest logo portrays what they do the best. It’s fun and it’s creative. So is their ice cream.
“A family business. They started out in separate ventures at the advice of Irvâ€™s father. In 1945, Irv opened Snowbird Ice Cream in Glendale, California. His store featured 21 flavors and emphasized high-quality ice cream sold in a fun, personalized atmosphere. A year later, Burt opened Burton’s Ice Cream Shop in Pasadena, CA. By 1948, they had six stores between them. This concept eventually grew into Baskin-Robbins.
Read about their history here and see what their old store sign looked like.
I have recently revised the chatchain.com logo. Â I uploaded it to myÂ creatticaÂ account.
If you like it -Â Go there to vote in favor!
Here are 17 Top of the line Logo Designs that I have hand picked for you all to enjoy, some were found at Creattica.com and others at Logopond.com, 2 sites that are worth checking out if you are going through an identity crisis.
RossPoultry by Firebrand
Beercation by James Jones Â Â Visit Beercation website
Down by gunterschobel Â Â Visit Down website
Safety by Zoran Tenkes
1986 by Kamil Bober
Wine by almosh82 Â Â Visit wine website
Zoo Zagreb by shtef sokolovich
Musikings by Dennis Thomsen | !mude
Â Bamboo Paperie by Scott Â Â Visit Bamboo Paperie website
Steps by Jason Sanzone
Burnlab by nekton
Samurye by michaelspitz Â Â Visit SAMURYE website
Laboholic by wizemark Â Â Visit Laboholic website
Bird by Peter Vasvari Â Â Visit Bird website
Infinity Crime Studio by alekchmura.com Â Â Visit Infinity Crime Studio website
Egg by nido
Love clip by Designabot
I hope you enjoyed those as much as I did (-:<
When designing a logoÂ itÂ is always good to have a resource for inspiration. I decided to put together 15 sites that will hopefully inspire you when designing logos. Now remember,Â NO plagiarism…these sites are for inspiration only! You will see some really nice stuff and get a clearer picture of what logo design is all about.