MuchMusic Borrows From Martha Stewart

Published by Toronto Mike on August 3, 2011 @ 21:11 in Television

tvThere's exciting news from 299 Queen Street West... MuchMusic has unveiled their new logo!

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I get a serious Martha Stewart vibe off of it, and that's not a good thing.

MARTHA STEWART LOGO

This old man was ranting and raving a few years back about things he didn't get, and included MuchMusic on that list.

I don't get MuchMusic these days. I know I'm too old for MuchMusic, but it used to be a fairly cool station. There were music videos and interesting complementary programming, and now there's just reality crap, unfunny fromage-type shows and reruns of The OC. MuchMusic has gone from hero to zero.

Now get off of my lawn!

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18 Responses to "MuchMusic Borrows From Martha Stewart"

Nancy
August 3, 2011 / 21:50

Nothing else to add besides a hearty "Hear! Hear!" damn hooligans!

Nancy
August 3, 2011 / 21:50

Nothing else to add besides a hearty "Hear! Hear!" damn hooligans!

Roshan
August 3, 2011 / 22:20

It kind of reminds me of the 60's era backdrops for tv shows. Especially with a music act in it. Not that I am old enough to have been around in the 60s. I'm basing this on what I have seen on recordings.

JF
August 3, 2011 / 23:15

Get yer'self an antenna, point it towards Buffalo and watch "The Cool TV" (channel 49.2). Best free video station I've seen (some of the video stations available in the UK on satellite are pretty good too).

Jason from Sudbury
August 4, 2011 / 00:35

Fromage was awesome. By the way, what ever happened to Ed the sock?

sarah
August 4, 2011 / 04:45

Looks a lot like the logo for the Marylin Denis show too!

elvis
August 4, 2011 / 05:21

@Jason - he is alive and well on Facebook. Seriously.

Toronto Mike
August 4, 2011 / 08:31

@Jason from Sudbury

I didn't mind the Ed the Sock Fromage shows that ended each calendar year, but I was writing about those shows where they show a video and have a few talking heads trying to be funny and making fun of it all. Those shows were awful.

And here's my most recent Ed the Sock update:

http://www.torontomike.com/2008/06/ed_the_sock_leaves_citytv.html

Toronto Mike
August 4, 2011 / 08:33

And here's the Marilyn Denis logo:

Ryan G
August 4, 2011 / 09:24

that is absolutely brutal, and quite frankly, embarrassing.

good to see our best broadcast designers in this country on the cutting edge of creativity.

CQ
August 4, 2011 / 09:28

Add The Marilyn D show to MTV Canada. And tweak back mandatory carriage TalkTV. MuchMoney.

Hector
August 4, 2011 / 11:40

No creativity or originality anywhere anymore.

Steve G
August 4, 2011 / 12:32

Wowsers. That's too damn close. Apparently this is the hot new colour palette of choice for graphic designers.

Look there's a bandwagon... everybody jump on.

Jeff
August 4, 2011 / 13:03

Hey Mike,

When are you going to blog about 88.1 going to an online podcasting format? Could they include a Humble, Fred and Colleen show?

Toronto Mike
August 4, 2011 / 13:10

@Jeff

Colleen is off the market. She's taken a gig at Vinyl FM doing mornings.

I spoke with Freddie P yesterday discussing their next move. It won't be with the 88.1 gang.

Jacob
August 4, 2011 / 13:14

They didn't just unveil it. That's been Much's logo for quite a while now.

Anyway, I like the logo. It suits the channel as it is now. However, it would not suit the channel as it used to be...

Cambo
August 4, 2011 / 13:34

MM has become yet another clone. It use to be groundbreaking however it's now just airheads babbling on about nothing.
Wow. Sounds like radio.

LEW
August 5, 2011 / 11:38

CIVIC's new logo looks the same as well.


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