Design Agency Reimagines Pokemon as Corporate Logos
posted on by Bamboo Dong
San Francisco design agency Pictogram has reimagined several Pokemon as corporate logos, joking that "since the Pokémon Corporate Personhood Act of 2015, as spearheaded by Professor OAK, Pokémon became free to start their own companies, mandating the design of Pokémon brand identities."
Here are some of our favorites:
Zubat: A mysterious company also under the Team Rocket Holdings umbrella, Zubat is rumored to be the company used for clandestine operations by the Team Rocket Holdings' enigmatic CEO, Giovanni.
Pikachu: Often called the impulse that powered a generation of Electronic Dance Music artists, Pikachu makes unparalled beat computers and synthesizers. Some say it has sparked a revolution in music!
Beedrill: Beedrill is Kanto's premiere honey company, although has endured a fair amount of bad press lately due to rumors of poisoned batches of honey.
Cubone: Fresh threads from sustainable sources is what the hip clothing label Cubone is all about. Originally started as a bespoke clothing shop in Brooklyn, Cubone is now a well known global brand for edgy harp artisanal clothes.
Charmander: Charmander's claim to fame are its long-lasting matches, which both illuminate and burn brighter and longer than its competitors. Analysts have indicated high growth potential for this company.
The logos were designed by Pictogram founder Sabastiann de With, who told Fast Company Design that he loved the Pokemon Gameboy game as a kid, and "lost untold amounts of hours trying to find Mew, ran into bizarre glitches like Missingno and such, and ever since, every few years, I still come back to the game and play it."
For more, check out Pictogram's website.