Muni Logos We'd Like to See (PIX!)
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:
For the agency that utilized plastic bags, zipties, duct tape, and WD-40 to keep its vehicles in service:
For the slowest transportation agency in North America:
And, simply, for Muni:
All images | Andrew J. Nilsen