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Quark faces Scotland in new logo nightmare
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Author:  salzberg [ Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:08 am ]
Post subject:  Quark faces Scotland in new logo nightmare

As Macworld exclusively reported, Quark revealed its new logo and identity on Friday - only to walk into instant conflict with a leading UK arts funding body.

The desktop publishing company's new-look green 'Q' logo is visually almost identical with the Scottish Arts Council's (SAC) long-used blue 'A' logo.

Such similarities were quickly noted by users in multiple design-focused message boards, but it's an honest mistake, claimed Quark.

A Quark UK spokesman told Macworld: "At the end of the day, the logo is a 'q' - and there's a limited number of possible logo designs you can achieve with a single character.

Here are the logos:

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