Last week, we reported how the new logo for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency managed to be both boring and unoriginal.
As you can see above, the MTA's self-applied symbol is eerily similar to a mark created two years ago by Chicago-based design firm AKTA. The Midwesterners describe their logo as "something abstract, [something] bold that could be used ubiquitously." Well, mission accomplished: This symbol is ubiquitous enough to apply to both a design firm and a transportation agency, apparently.
Such an all-encompassing logo seems ill-suited for Muni; as any frequent passenger can tell you, riding the buses and trains here is a fairly unique experience. With that in mind, SF Weekly has crafted the following three logos we feel are more indicative of the Muni ethos: