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Behold… The Birth Of A New Logo!!!


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18 Responses to “Behold… The Birth Of A New Logo!!!”

  1. Stella's Boy says:

    Looks more like Heaven’s Gate.

  2. Blackcloud says:

    I was thinking the same thing.

  3. prideray says:

    Alberta doubling for Vancouver…

  4. jeffmcm says:

    Doesn’t really strike me as a logo…just text on a background.

  5. Boris says:

    Wow… and a logo would be what, jeff?

  6. palmtree says:

    They’re trying to join the epic clouds-in-the-background league of logos (Paramount, WB, Dreamworks, Columbia). I guess it beats joining the stars-in-the-sky league (Orion).

  7. sky_capitan says:

    Looks like a slide from a Powerpoint.
    What animation scheme did they use for the text?
    I would go with “Neutron” (Slide Design -> Animation Schemes -> Exciting -> Neutron) because, you know, it is classified as exciting according to Microsoft, and I’m sure Lionsgate wants to be known as an exciting company.
    But what I’m wondering is, could I have made a quick 50 grand making this logo in five minutes?

  8. jeffmcm says:

    A logo requires a graphic image. The Paramount mountain, the Columbia lady, the Warner Bros. shield. More than something I can do on photoshop in thirty seconds.

  9. lindenen says:

    Booooooring. There has to be at least some sort of soundeffect to go with it.

  10. EDouglas says:

    Wonder how much time they spent looking for just the right font.

  11. RyanK says:

    What happened to the green clouds/mist and lightning? That seemed to fit Lions Gate’s never-ending slate of horror pick-ups.

  12. prideray says:

    Isn’t the graphic an idealized version of the water and mountains in Vancouver?

  13. Chucky in Jersey says:

    The original Lions Gate logo had “stars in the sky”. That had some class to it and never should have been retired.

  14. Cadavra says:

    The Lionsgate logo contains neither lions nor a gate. Discuss.

  15. Josh says:

    Worst thread ever…..

  16. KamikazeCamelV2.0 says:

    I think I have that font on my computer! And that background image!!
    And I too used to really like the lion on two legs with stars floating around it from around 2000. The green LGF with lightning one was strange. Really strange for a studio that was an arty sort of one. Unless it was a horror movie. Then it worked.

  17. KamikazeCamelV2.0 says:

    Actually, looking at it again it reminds me of the very end of Canal+’s little flying-through-the-sky intro they have on the movies they produced.

  18. Joy says:

    Looks like the Gates were open and all lions are gone… They forgot the golden rule, Trust in god but lock the gates….geez….

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