I came across an intriguing blog post recently, “10 Famous Logos Redesigned for the Zombie Apocalypse” on Business Insider, which, as it would turn out, was re-posting the article from inspirationfeed.com (original) by Ben Fellowes. For Hallowe’en, Ben “celebrated some of his favorite logos of all time by re-imagining them, post zombie outbreak.” The originals, along with other items from his portfolio, are posted on his site, benfellowes.com.

Following a nudge from Alan Levine (@cogdog), I posted the information to the ds106 Assignments repository, and a new Design Assignment 785 was born, “Logos for the Zombie Apocalypse.

In support of the assignment description, I assembled three of Ben’s logos into an animated GIF as examples:

Before I had a chance to make a logo of my own, Michael Branson Smith (@mbransons) jumped to the front of the queue and posted “Hello Zombie.” within an hour and a half.

However, in the interim, I had taken a look at some corporate logos online and started to make a list of possibilities.

While it’s kind of a no-brainer (zombie pun), as a first attempt I came up with a re-focused iteration of the online job-hunting site, monster.com:

"Monsters: Re-focused for the Zombie Apocalypse" by aforgrave, on Flickr

“Monsters: Re-focused for the Zombie Apocalypse” by aforgrave, on Flickr

I’ll add more to this post as time permits.