Muni Logos We'd Like to See (PIX!)

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Last week, we reported how the new logo for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency managed to be both boring and unoriginal.

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:

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For the slowest transportation agency in North America:

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And, simply, for Muni:

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All images | Andrew J. Nilsen

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