Hot on the heels of our exclusive and shock exposé earlier this week into the new Office of Government Commerce logo, we're delighted to present this afternoon a quite remarkable image of the moment at which London design outfit FHD revealed the revised brand frontage to the HM Treasury tentacle's staff: The moment at which the …
Secret Government Location?
Wouldn't be the Ministry Of Self Love by any chance?
I wish ...
I had as much free time as you guys.
Another fine use of the toy box contents to boost a Friday's happiness quotient.
Thanks & Cheers,
This is not funny ...
... it's puerile and very, very silly. The imaginatively named "Monday" was canned because of juvenile snickering, and it would be a shame if this crisp, clean rebranding were to be withdrawn, wasting a lot of taxpayer's money, because of the Reg's unwarranted campaign of ridicule.
Haven't you people got work to do?
Only El Reg
...can make a NSFW post using Playskool figures. Absolutely brilliant.
what a way to finish the week
thanks for that :-)
I'll have me coat (the puerile and very, very silly one) as I'm off to the pub.
See ye all on Monday, Cheers.
Oh, I was hoping it would be something ruder than that...
@This is not funny ...
Erm, it's not just El Reg finding this funny, it's been widely ridiculed all over the Web for a couple of days now. I don't recall any juvenile sniggering over "Monday" (even I can't find anything rude about that), but plenty of comment about it being a) stupid and b) totally devoid of imagination.
While we're on, can anybody explain the rationale behind the logo for the Department for Children, Schools and Families (http://www.dfes.gov.uk)?
Paris, because even she could do better.
Seems about right.
I do have to wonder though how much did it cost us for these leeches to come up with the idea of using a acronym in basic lettering on a white background?.
Maybe there just letting us know how what the tax payer is for..
Fan bloody Tastic
I haven't laughed so much since Mary Whitehouse died.
Snicker-snicker, snickery, snick-snigglesnack!....
Paris would have known what to do...
Re: This is not funny ....
Yeah, you're right ... it's absolutely bloody hilarious.
Paralyzed by laughter? That's a relief... I immediately thought they were Puritans passing out from the sight. And that the cop was arresting them as sex offenders. Sorry, forgot you're in a different country. Or maybe not...
[goes off, singing, "We're all living in Amerika, Amerika ist wunderbar"...]
Dear oh dear - people with short memories *and* susceptibility to urban myths. The brand Monday wasn't canned for being duff; it was made redundant by PwC Consulting being bought by IBM and not therefore needing a brand.
And at least it wasn't a dumb-ass made up word (with, if you please, made up punctuation as a required part of it). Nor a coffee-stain masquerading as a brand.
@ Seth Galitzer
Playskool figures *and* official government materials.
Like AC, though, I hope they don't have to go back to the drawing board on this.
It is nice to see that the PC brigade haven't managed to rid all childrens' playthings of their guns and other assorted weaponry...
Keep up the ingenious use of the Playskool toys, and don't let any Naysayers put you off!
@AC - This is not funny
Wrong, it's funny because it IS puerile and very, very silly. Get over yourself.
I had to explain to my American colleagues what onanism was. But otherwise bloody funny.
UK Criminal Justice Bill
Will the OGC find themselves in trouble with clause 63?
Maybe government logos are exempt. I suppose they would have to
be otherwise the Queen would be in troublwe with that
'dancing with the one-eyed sailor'?
Two quick questions:
1: Just how thick IS the Register's 'Little Book of Euphemisms'? And;
2: Where can I get a copy?
Now I understand the need...
...for extreme porn laws.
Well my day was going crap
Now its awesome, thanks again El Reg!
Is this illegal?
Would this logo stand in the face of the extreme porn bill that's being debated...?
@Seth - that sounds like a challenge, and not a particularly difficult one at that.
Okay, that's funnier...
...than this: http://www.youtube.com/bolegbros
Paris, because my link is completely unrelated to the story.
I see what you did there with the Rammstein reference.
The eerie thing is that this song was playing on my headphones when I read it.
Must be the recession bitting, time was when the "Image Consultants" would get half a mil for that kind of effort.
the funny thing about monday
was them publicising the web address "www.introducingmonday.com" and neglecting to get the .co.uk
Talk about self wanking government silly buggers at work and and play , truly a priceless work of "Idiocracy" !
Or as Nelson would say Ha ! Ha !
I believe that the 'Little Book of Euphemisms' was compiled by Long Dong Silver and is available at all good pirate bookshops !!
Burn The Reg!
"While we're on, can anybody explain the rationale behind the logo for the Department for Children, Schools and Families (http://www.dfes.gov.uk)?"
I would have thought it was obvious to anyone - Rainbow has infiltrated government, and Ed Balls is really Bungle with an all-over wax job to look the part. Forget RoTM, this is RoTP - Revenge of the Puppets:)
...I assumed they were just celebrating the removal of Section 28 with that logo...
Don't you mean Freetard booktorrents. We cant let ourselves get confuzzled by these issues.