I prefer the old one. The old one was friendly and well known and well designed. This new one looks ugly to me (but that's just my opinion) and looks like not much thought went into it. It looks cheap and has nasty colours and smacks of 1980s logos made with an ancient web program. I don't like the new one at all and it is not memorable with good connotations.
Looks like a good thread to post this on so here goes!!!!!!
Q: What is April Fools' Day?
A: April Fools' Day is a yearly observance on the first of April during which pranks and silly behavior are socially sanctioned and merriment is supposed to reign. Customary practices range from simple practical jokes played on friends, family, and coworkers to elaborate media hoaxes concocted for mass consumption.
Yeah, a K is what I see. A square which would give a straight line would accomplish the illusion. A square would refer to a hub configuration. More work on a new logo is needed. Thanks for the effert on April 1st.
I do hope it's an April Fools joke. I cannot read what it says: Is it KUBPages? KU8Pages? The "U" is back to front. The blue colour doesn't appear anywhere else on the site. The circle is useless and meaningless. Have the staff really nothing better to do with their time?
A terrible Logo. Not clear. The Letter H disappears completely, as well the letter B. And suddenly we have an extra letter, the letter O The Blue White combination of the logo reminds me of the police. And is a very cold colour combination. (depends on the blue, but in this case it is.) No,sorry the logo is not steadfast what a logo should be. The design bureau didn't do a great job. Please Hub pages if you want to grow, and you want, invest more money (and you have it.) into design, font, and Logo - I guess this logo is also used on billboards, newsletters, stamps,etc. Sorry it looks cheap , the white letters with its blue lining is a trick that everybody does with Photoshop. A logo should stand out just like the content of a hubpage, and this one does not. But it's good that you try because the old logo is terrible too, smells to much like lavender and old ladies knitting in front of a stove.
I'm not the kind of person who dislikes change. Being creative, I'm generally all for a new, updated, refreshed look. A new look, though, needs to communicate correctly. My first thought was "what's with the k?" I tried to figure out if the zero was a name change -- houbpages? Is this a focus on "you" as a writer/reader? Is it a B or an 8, or a play on bait? Kubait? Ahhhhhh, it's April Fools Day…now I get it. So give it up--tell us what the story is behind this, um, mystery.
When I was small (a very long time ago), we used to be able to buy sweeties called "Kola Kubes". I didn't like them much but I feel like I ought to be eating one whilst looking at the new Kubpages logo! Has the same sense of not-quite-cool retrokitsch going on.
Oh, and I was always taught that if you carried on your April Fool after Midday then that made you the fool .... just sayin'.
This whole thing cracks me up. First of all, can you imagine if this was real and some young designer out there had really made an effort to try something new and different? Then came here and read the posts where his/her work was solidly squished like a bug? It's weird how we can be so negative and not think anything of it. But, I'm a weirdo, don't mind me.
Second, I kind of liked seeing something new. It added a bit of life to the screen. It's fun sometimes to switch things up and try something new... although a lot of ppl are resistant to change. I wonder why we (society) get to set in our ways.
I'm a designer and artist as well and that's why I posted my critic. regardless it's foolsday prank. Hubpagges is a multimillion dollar business. And it should pay for high quality design. To be honest the current Hubpages logo is a bit of a bore and passée as well so yes I agree totally that they should go a new logo and look. A modern one that connects with the internet of today, not of the ninties where everybody was writing in Comic Sans.
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