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What's unusual is tons of people have 'more than a passing memory' of the logo being different.
It's not restricted to logos..
That said, I have to go on record stating the Mandela Effect is absolutely real, and words will never do justice to describe it..
originally posted by: Krahzeef_Ukhar
originally posted by: TombEscaper
Regardless of what anyone says, these logos ARE changing in these ways; but not changing in the sense that the logos are being updated by the companies, of course.
As long as you are keeping an open mind.
Why do you think some great intelligence is changing all this?
And why do you think some intelligence is not only skilled enough to change this but unskilled enough to get past you.
Perhaps this great intelligence has chosen you to be able to see all of this.
But then what advantage is there to seeing a reality which is completely irrelevant to our current timeline?
originally posted by: stormcell
It's worth looking at the history of these logo's. The designers do revamp logos every few years. There's the history of the NASA "meatball" logo:
I have seen pictures change when you view them. That can be because visiting that webpage causes the server cache to be refreshed in the background and a new picture is loaded in. Some companies like Amazon do update prices and picture as you visit their site.
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: TombEscaper
Let me break a few things down for you since I'm a graphic designer by trade (although I don't do logos much anymore):
- The "T" Phenomenon: Stop the freak-out! There are many, many fonts out there that exist with lower-case t's like that, but honestly, anyone with vector-editing software (in my case, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, or even Photoshop) can make any "t" from any font family look like that. There are myriad reasons why, but a bit one is kerning (the space between two given letters in a word or series of letters)--it looks terrible in many instances to have a lot of white space between letters, especially in logos.
In the case of logos like K-mart's, Hostess', and Walmart's, the top edge of the letters "s" and "r" serve also as the left side of the t's crossbar. And if they didn't do that with the word "mart," the white space between the "r" and "t" would be that much worse.
- Ligatures: Ligatures, or the combining of two or more letters into one symbol/glyph, is a common practice in typesetting and design. There's not always a good reason for it, but it does happen, and has happened at least the Roman times and Latin words. Theres generally nothing wrong with it, and it has been around forever, and it is generally used in ways where the combining of letters isn't readily noticeable by the casual observer.
Just because you may not have noticed it before doesn't mean that it wasn't there.
- Crossbar-lacking A's: This is another very, very common thing, and is generally used in logos that deal with techy-type companies or 'futuristic' typefaces. And, again, this is something that's not always immediately noticed by people, even if they notice it later.
- Logo Updates: Logos are updated very regularly in many companies, trying to keep their look fresh and relevant to trends and their target audience. This happens all of the time, and unless you are someone like me who looks at websites dedicated to logo redesigns, they can be so subtle that 95% of the population won't notice until it's pointed out.
Look, I find the whole idea of the ME interesting and possible, but even though you don't care about the naysayers and you're only here to apparently seek out an echo chamber or hope that no one debates you, the bottom line is that you just probably didn't notice a lot of this before.
I still swear that the Berenstain Bears was the "Berenstein Bears," and I will argue until I die that it used to be that way (I specifically used that "ei" in the name to learn the difference of "ei" and "ie" pronunciations of German names), but that doesn't mean that everything is attributable to such things.
Check out this website if you want to look at how logos and branding is changed by companies.
And just for fun, here is the history of Aetna logo changes. The "A" and the "E" were connected or incorporated into other letter for every single logo except the one from 2001 to 2012. I'm guessing you worked for them during that time?
originally posted by: blindprometheus
Many of the MEs I agree with. None of these clicked with with me though. I'm sure I've seen the Nasa logo as pictured.
The Mandela that convinced me to 100% was Froot Loops. It was posted here on ATS that it had changed from Froot Loops to Fruit Loops. At that point in time it WAS "Fruit". Everyone scoffed at the spelling "Froot" saying how dumb it would be, though I remember it as being the Froot spelling with loops for all the Os. I even got into an argument with five others IRL over it. Weeks later as I was starting another debate on it, while searching for a video of a guy buying it years ago, showing it spelled froot. RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY EYES, every picture in google image changed from fruit to froot.
Reality still holds as "Froot" and those I argued with think I hacked the internet and switched every box ever made, or just say, I can't handle it, don't make me think about it. I searched the idea that it switched back around that time and others noticed the switch and switch back, two years before the arguments I had, adding more confusion to the matter.
Its why I call any ME believers Froot Loops, which means kind of unusual. It has had that interpretation before MEs where a thing, now it has a reason.
originally posted by: TombEscaper
What we're talking about is things that are different to certain people's prior perceptions, but that have never actually "changed." The purple lower case aetna logo is a perfect example. That purple font style logo has "always" had the a and the e connected but I KNOW it did not in my prior recollection because I saw it on the building every day. And in fact, I used to imagine to myself what would change with it if it ever got Mandela Effected. And there is my answer.