Saturday, January 22, 2005

besides which, even if no one else is brave enough to say it...



...the ASA centennial logo is just plain ugly. I don't know what committee was responsible for choosing it, but the combination of uncompelling colors and quadrille paper gets a big JFW thumbs down.

There, I'm so glad I finally got that off my chest. Of course, I'm expecting the ASA Secret Police to come bursting through the door any second now to take me away. As tolerant as sociologists may be in other ways, the Association has no compunction about killing dissidents when it comes to their logos.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's surprising, but my experience with sociologists leads me to believe that most are very intolerant. They tolerate people who hold views similar to their own, sure, but dissent in any way, and they'll bite your head off.

Anonymous said...

I say Right On, Man! to respondent #1 - ASA staff were drunk and consulting the I Ching when they came up with that logo - good god! Couldn't they come up with something better than Ying and Yang - people are going to accuse them of being Communists using a foreign symbol like that - I took Soc. 101 last semester and there won't be any more Soc. classes on my resume' unless that logo gets trashed and flushed.
(Arnold Swogstein)

astrid jane said...

Heh heh, I love how you never know which postings are going to bring on a "tyranny of the left" rant from someone. Bravo for speaking up, Anonymous! It's like my mom always said, "doing sociology" is all fun and games 'till someone loses an eye. Anonymous, you sweet and gentle soul, I am truely sorry some people out there have mistakenly used the social sciences to hurt instead of help. Can you forgive us? Can the healing finally begin?

jnsys said...

Speaking from a background in design, and having seen hundreds of logos from beginners, that is a seriously ugly logo. Any one of our juniors could come up with something much better...