Did Motorola Take Ideas From Jony Ive When Designing Their New Logo?


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Motorola Mobility, Google’s gadget making sub-company, has just unveiled a new logo that embraces flat design elements: the Motorola badge has been surrounded by a ring of colors, and there’s a new proclamation of Motorola being “A Google company” underneath everything.

Killian thinks it looks a bit like Motorola was aping Jony Ive’s iOS 7 redesign, but I have to say, between the busy-ness of the design, the atrocious font choice, and Motorola’s existing (terrible) logo, I think he’d do a spit-take looking at this. What do you think?

  • cprblak

    Type is too thick, colors aren’t garish enough. Ives is safe.

  • TechBell

    Wow, they probably paid some ‘design’ firm hundreds of thousands to come up with that. Ugh.

  • Jdsonice

    Horrible! Worse than the original Motorola design. I am positive that Motorola had no inspiration from Johny Ives. If they had – the design would have been much better.

    In any case, it is about time, they start calling Motorola – Google – Motorola simply does not exist anymore expect they still produce crap phones.

  • joewaylo

    I can see Johnny Ive filing a patent infringement on this.

  • Ianthetechman

    Not even close to Jon’s work in fact it looks absolutely horrible pretty much like all of motorola’s devices

  • Shane Bryson

    This could easily be put beside iOS 7 for a person who doesn’t know what it is and they would think the two go together. That being said, both are hideous.

  • Jay

    Jillian and Brownlee are both right. Motorola took cues from Jony Ive much as Frankenstein took cues from God with similar monstrous results.