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No more pine tree?

Postby tarol » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:57 pm


"As official badges go, the Forest Service's is pretty plain -- but very much to the point. At its center, a lone pine tree splits the letters U and S, letters that serve doubly to denote the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, organizations whose names are emblazoned across the top and bottom of the shield. It is a deft, clean, legible, and historic symbol, having been the agency's central logo since its establishment in 1905.

For many current and past employees, it is also a badge of honor, a reflection of their deep and abiding attachment to their one-time or present-day roles as stewards of America's national forests. So you'll understand if they get a little testy when someone proposes to mess with this sign of their lifelong devotion to the public good."

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Re: No more pine tree?

Postby sharperblue » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:07 pm


how unbelievably bland, not to mention a total waste of money. reminds me of the recent University of California logo change fiasco - current and proposed:

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/dec/14 ... s-20121214

If those guys want to give me a call, i'll give 'em a new Mission Patch :)
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Re: No more pine tree?

Postby Buz Groshong » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:04 pm

Somebody needs to learn what a pine tree looks like! That emblem looks more like a fir or a spruce; nothing at all like a pine.

Oh, and the USFS probably should have been moved from Agriculture to Interior years ago.
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Re: No more pine tree?

Postby bscott » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:36 pm

glad to see every other problem in the world has been solved to they have time to work on sprucing up logos. fucking morons. pun not intended. ok, maybe it was.
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