20 comments

  • Joe Roberto, 1 year ago

    Never thought I would ever dislike a piece of Pentagram work... ugh.

    8 points
    • Waldy Przybyslawski, 1 year ago

      Really? They have been doing the same type of work for decades now.

      11 points
      • Catalin CimpanuCatalin Cimpanu, 1 year ago

        Waldy is right. Pentagram has ruined quite a few brands by now, yet people still think they're some kind of design gods, for some particular reason.

        0 points
        • Andrew C, 1 year ago

          This seems excessively extreme. Their work isn't groundbreaking, and this Slack logo is pretty bad but hardly the death knell of branding.

          0 points
  • Pedro MC FernandesPedro MC Fernandes, 1 year ago

    Looking back in comparison, the logo was already good

    7 points
  • Don Citarella, 1 year ago

    The lowercase "a" in that font is bothering me.

    7 points
    • Pedro MC FernandesPedro MC Fernandes, 1 year ago

      It is one ugly letterform. What's up with that eye?

      6 points
    • Adam Fisher-CoxAdam Fisher-Cox, 1 year ago

      ooh see now THAT'S a valid criticism, I didn't notice that at first but that's gnarly. I'm disappointed in how vapid and cranky most of this design criticism is - we can at least pick at details like this that our trade gives us the skill to look for!

      2 points
  • Sven LoskillSven Loskill, 1 year ago

    Shockingly bad. Good take from John Gruber about it: https://daringfireball.net/2019/01/pentagramslackrangeofpossibilities

    5 points
    • Brandon ZellBrandon Zell, 1 year ago

      Thanks for this. He links to a twitter post by Louie who actually made a decent version:

      Louie's Slack logo


      Then Linus presented a great version too!

      Linus' Slack logo

      4 points
      • John PJohn P, 1 year ago

        Just as janky imho, if anyone else had done it no one would be saying it was decent

        1 point
        • Brandon ZellBrandon Zell, 1 year ago

          Actually, I have no idea who Louie or Linus are. I just thought these were both better than Slack's new logo. I mean, at least these keep the hash sign and the rotation. The new logo is much more of a departure from their old one.

          0 points
  • JR HalchakJR Halchak, 1 year ago

    I can't NOT see a swastika in the negative space.

    1 point
  • Ola LaurinOla Laurin, 1 year ago

    sl@ck...

    1 point
    • Emil Edeholt, 1 year ago

      Hehe I reacted to that one too. I would not have included that sketch.

      0 points
    • Matt KMatt K, 1 year ago

      Yeah that's embarrassingly bad. 1996 called and wanted its logo back. Might as well include a stock photo of someone in a suit surfing on a keyboard, tie flapping in the wind, to complete the look.

      1 point
    • John PJohn P, 1 year ago

      I refuse to believe those alternate routes were ever serious choices

      1 point
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 1 year ago

    they keep calling it an octothorpe, but i don't think it reads as one at all.

    1 point
  • Michael KingeryMichael Kingery, 1 year ago

    I guess salting those truely art-less exploration designs in there kind of takes the sting away from what they ended up with... but man, i'd be pissed if i paid for this.

    0 points