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Why is the logo a jellyfish?

Asked by eebudee (28points) October 29th, 2008
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Les's avatar

Because a group of jellyfish is called a “fluther”

wilhel1812's avatar

What Les said

Spargett's avatar

I think more importantly, why jellyfish?

qualitycontrol's avatar

because spongebob catches them in nets. We love spongebob, ergo, jellyfish

Mr_M's avatar

Personally, I think the logo needs work.

deaddolly's avatar

It’s not that thrilling to me either. And I never liked Spongebob.

tonedef's avatar

I think that the bookish jellyfish is (a) distinctive, (b) fun, and© cute as shit.

deaddolly's avatar

it’s too juvenile looking. like a cartoon character.

tonedef's avatar

@deaddolly: we should have a contest to “adulterate” the Fluther logo… you know, make it more adult :P

You could strap gun holsters onto its tentacles, make it brown, and give it large breasts.

Or we could go for hyper realism.

deaddolly's avatar

ok…I’m for that.

wilhel1812's avatar

I think it’s a great logo. it crarly follow the rules for creating a good logo.

PupnTaco's avatar

I’m an Art Director and Illustrator and I give the whole design of Fluther (including its logo) high marks for grace, clarity, whimsy, and style.

mjoyce's avatar

well as long as it has whimsy.

lapilofu's avatar

Whimsy is one of the best traits a person or thing can have. People tend to take things too seriously—it’s good to instill a little whimsy where we can.

Mr_M's avatar

I think my problem with the logo is that if I didn’t KNOW it was supposed to be a jelly fish, I don’t think I would recognize it. It looks like an upside down bowl with three fingers of a rubber glove coming out of it. And a face.

augustlan's avatar

I lurve the logo. Clean, crisp, and fun.

mea05key's avatar

i dont like the logo. Looks lame.

Comedian's avatar

yeah. why fluther? Why not gaggle. Like a gaggle of geese. I love that word…gaggle hehe :D

Nimis's avatar

• Because jellyfish are very intelligent creatures.
Geez, that sounds really self-conceited. Please ignore avatar while reading comment. Thanks.

• Because it sounds whimsical and sets the tone for the rest of the site.
And, as already pointed out, a little whimsy is always nice.

• Because as sferik pointed out, it embodies verb potential.
Okay, I didn’t really need the first link. But I loves me some permalinks!

fireside's avatar

I think it’s a cool word and the logo fits perfectly.

nice article, Nimis. I’m glad that the site isn’t named Xuther

Spargett's avatar

@deaddolly “it’s too juvenile looking. like a cartoon character.”

Welcome to Web 2.0. I personally think its a very well done logo within it’s context and theme.

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