As seen (guess where!) at the intersection of Fell and Ashbury:
$31 T-shirts will never be the same.
What’s next – Claybury, Colbury, Shrabury, or Stanbury? Or perhaps Fellton, Fellon, Fellder, or Fellyan?
We Can Only Hope.
The other side has regular N’s – good enough to fool me.
Nothing beats faux Cyrillic.
[UPDATE: And, oh yes, A Noble Spirit Embiggens The Smallest Man – see Comments.]
Here you go, know your en- and your -en
Prefix: en- “…forming verbs”
Suffix: -en “makes the word a verb”
Put them together and you’ve got enbrighten:
The only similar I can think of is enliven, which, of course, is a synonym of liven.
(Srs. suggestion: Why not Enbright instead? )
All right, GE, keep on enbrightening our world…
[UPDATE: The peanut gallery reacts.]
Check it, BEFORE (Trademark serial number 75868216 from 1999) and AFTER:
And here’s the livery:
“My fascination with the Muni logo started a long time ago. It’s an iconic piece of San Francisco’s heritage and probably the most recognized SF symbol after the SF Giants. Because of my obsessive compulsions, I’ve been itching to rework the main mark without compromising its longstanding aesthetic quality.
I collaborated with Mirtho Prepont to come up with a new approach for the Muni brand, ranging from the original logo, to additional extensions such as sign systems, apparel, interactive applications, among others.
This is an exercise of civic engagement and it is a fictional effort for personal and educational purposes. This exercise isn’t meant as a rhetorical call to action for SFMTA. That would be unwise of the agency to spend money on such a thing rather than improving their service. However, I think these are things to be considered if they do decide to work on it later on in the future when they have solved the rest of their issues.”
I’m sold. Make it so.
Here it is:
Is the green button what Ron Conway presses to send more money into City Hall?
The World Wonders
All the deets:
“San Francisco Chamber Unveils New Logo, Brand Identity
Bold New Look and Feel for San Francisco’s Largest Business Network
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2, 2013 — The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce today unveiled a new logo and brand identity to better reflect San Francisco’s unique and innovative business community. The new branding strategy amplifies the Chamber’s vision, and will be integrated into a comprehensive new website and across all Chamber platforms and publications in the months ahead.
The Chamber’s vision and brand identity is centered on the principles that matter most to San Francisco’s business community and the economy – connectivity, innovation and collective action. The Chamber’s new logo, created by celebrated San Francisco designer Primo Angeli with Stapley-Hildebrand, depicts these principles through a mosaic of icons symbolizing the city’s distinctive and diverse business landscape. The bold and vibrant mosaic forms a sequence of “C’s” denoting the Chamber of Commerce, and eliciting the notions of “city” and “community.” The new tagline – “Our City. Your Business.” – accompanies the logo conveying the Chamber’s two-pronged mission to serve the interests of business and San Francisco.
The SF Chamber’s new logo and tagline are the outcome of a strategic branding initiative led by the Chamber’s Board of Directors, President & CEO Bob Linscheid, staff and members to modernize the organization’s profile and emphasize the vibrancy of its membership. The project included strategic planning, market research, branding and other areas of focus. The efforts were supported by representatives from member companies including: PhilippeBecker, MacKenzie Communications, Stapley-Hildebrand, Gumas Advertising, BeyondPix Studios, Q&A Research Inc., the San Francisco Giants, Dignity Health and several other organizations.
The SF Chamber was advised on its brand identity by worldwide design icon Primo Angeli and his San Francisco-based agency partner Stapley-Hildebrand. The design team has received accolades for its work with local and global brands including the Asian Art Museum, Ben & Jerry’s, Boudin Bakery, Coca-Cola, Guinness, Hyatt Hotels, Molinari & Sons, the Golden Gate Bridge 50th Anniversary Celebration and many others. The San Francisco Chronicle recently declared Primo Angeli “S.F.’s poster boy” in recognition of his acclaimed packaging and poster design in the Bay Area for the past 30 years.
To view the new logo, visit SFchamber.com.
SOURCE San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
That proposed CityPlace mall has a new name and they’ve just started working on getting it built.
“…its name has been changed to Market Street Place, reflecting how even this blighted part of San Francisco’s main thoroughfare...”
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This is all new. The whitewash went up on Monday, I think, and now we have the ads what say SHOPPING PLACE and whatnot.
This is what it will look like, without the homeless and the criminals and the iPhone fences and the drug dealers milling around out front:
The mall has it all. Actually, it’s a mall like any other from Anytown, USA. (Boy, John King is going to looooooove this, huh?)
All right, now let’s all thank the Carlyle Group for helping us out:
“The following is a list of both current and former employees and advisors.
What goes together better than oranges and medium battle tanks? Nothing, that’s what.
Not exactly sure that the Shermam Firefly tank displayed below saw any action on D-Day (and, anyway, lots of these D-Day tanks ended up at the bottom of the Bay of the Seine), but it’s fun to pretend: