99designs responds to logo criticism – with an infographic

The design crowdsourcing site has defended its new logo with a slightly testy graphic…

logo critique infographic

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This week, crowdsourcing website 99designs released a new logo design which caused some controversy in the creative community – as we reported – for its "generic" appearance and "boring" design, as well as laying bare the flaws of the crowdsourcing model.

But 99designs hasn't taken the criticism lying down; in fact, it seems like the company expected the backlash… The infographic above has been posted on the site's blog, and it is an interesting mix of defending the logo design while also taking a hearty, passive-aggressive swipe at its detractors.

As for the logo itself – the debate will rage on…

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Craig Stewart is managing editor of Creative Bloq. Craig has written about everything from cars and design to football and tech for numerous national newspapers, websites and magazines, including Classic Ford, The Scotsman and T3.