Enron Logo contest revisited

Enron logo contest winner

In Jan 2002, Viridian Design, an online movement about global warming, had a contest to create a new, more fitting logo for the then catering and collapsing Enron. The above was the winning entry.

When companies merge, or change names, or even re-org, a logo redesign is very often job one. But when companies *croak* in a grotesque welter of scandal and bankruptcy, nobody does a thing about the logo! *Dead* companies don’t even *get* new logos.

However, we Viridians, with our wise “Embrace Decay” principle, can see through this serious organizational shortcoming in contemporary capitalism! And if anybody needs a new logo right now, it’s Enron.

First prize was ‘one hundred shares of Enron stock!’ which at the time was worth, as I recall, about 50 cents a share. Now Kenny Boy, one of Dubya’s earliest financial backers, is going to prison, and Dubya is quite silent about it all, isn’t he?

2 Comments

  1. Nice to think that George and Donny and Dickie will have playmates when they arrive at Club Fed….

  2. I’m sure the rank and file convicts will be overjoyed to see all of them.

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