Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Farewell, Mr Byrite!

I hear that Nigel Farage has finally agreed to modify the dreadful UKIP logo before the next election; the Mr Byrite £ sign is to go, apparently, and not a minute too soon. There's no telling what those professional graphics lads and lasses will come up with, but here's my suggestion;

Britannia's trident reminds us both of our own currency and doubles as a symbolic crown, for sovereignty. The U and K are 'united' into a single glyph. The colour is a rich imperial purple. OK, I won't give up the day job ...

12 comments:

right_writes said...

That must've taken hours Raedwald...

Anonymous said...

A coin design - the old penny.

With her shield, a design of Britannia [ala the old penny coin] - heading stamped around the coin design: "The United Kingdom Independence Party".

Nick Drew said...

some would like the diabolic connotations of that forked tail ...

Anonymous said...

@ Nick Drew

That's the first thing I thought. Then I went on to mentally develop the design, removing the centre prong and morphing the two outside prongs into fingers. It could become the defacto letterhead for any correspondence with Brussels!

Coney Island

Anonymous said...

"It could become the defacto letterhead for any correspondence with Brussels!"

Like it, I do!

Mac the Knife said...

Actually Raeders, I think you're onto something. Level off the glyph, extend the upright stroke of the 'k' and mount the trident on that. Bingo, no forked tail, and the design's balanced out...

(I won't give up my retirement either).

David Wilkins said...

I agree with the need for change from that ghastly Poundland symbol, though Raedwald's suggestion is possibly a little on the complex side. The colour is spot-on, though!

Arthur Wellesey, Duke of Wellington." said...

Two crossed dead Frenchmen, emblazoned on a mound of dead
Frenchmen motif.

Ian Hills said...

Good stuff - the trident poking northward into Alex Salmond's posterior.

Edward Spalton said...

I was in UKIP when they changed the design last time -for very good tactical reasons. "keep the pound" was THE issue, uniting people from the left of the trade union movement to Business for Sterling with almost all of the Conservative party very keen as well.

Unfortunately, they hadn't given me advanced notice and I had spent my own money on a nice new display stand in the old livery which was then completely useless.

Incidentally I deplore the use of logos on ballot papers. It is a practice which used to be confined to primitive countries with high levels of illiteracy. The creation of the Electoral Commission always struck me as sinister. The only point of having a register of political parties is to enable the authorities to exclude parties from it.

The pretext was that somebody had sttd as a "Literal Democrat" and this had confused the voters. Yet the inclusion of paty names on ballot papers is also a relatively recent introduction - by Harold Wilson I believe. Before then it was assumed that electors would be sufficiently intelligent to know the name of their party's candidate.

Tom said...

If UKIP don't want it you can pitch it to Maserati UK.

Freddy said...

Whatever it ends up as ,for God's sake make it a distinct identity and not a dreadful cockup like the "Fresh start for London" used in the London local elections.