When Logos Run Wild


It is time for Friday Fun, and we begin with a look at one of favorite bloggers,  Miss Techyness:

Courtesy Her Techyness

Clearly this ever-so-smart young lady (she is scary smart) is studying (ahem) the technical merits (not) of the Lilly Pulitzer Jeep, part of the company’s Golden Anniversary celebrations.  Miss Techyness was visiting the Pink Paddock Lilly store, and was good enough to send us some photos of her shopping trip!  Miss Techyness moves to Houston next week, and we think she desperately needs the Jeep to better handle the warmer climate.


Now we move a less tasteful topic, something a little more nouveau gauche. This next photo submission has us close to convulsions here at the Prepatorium, symptoms of a brutal attack of LogoPhobia.

Burberry Car

Yes, it is the Burberry plaid used in a car interior, brought to our attention by  the ever-vigilant Miss Daisy. She spotted it on the streets of Chicago and felt it important to share it with the LogoPolice.

It is not however, as hideous as this Vauxhall seen on the far side of the Pond.


This actually belonged to a radio station in the UK, encountered an unfortunate end and then allegedly surfaced on eBay.

But when considering the range of Hideosity on the Logo-om-uh-ter (pronounced log-ahm-uh-tur, the first o is silent. Of course.) it pales compared to this:







Here is a final entry in this chapter of “When Logos Attack”:

ourtesy Luxuo
Courtesy Luxuo.com

In case you missed it, we zoom in for a closer look:

Courtesy Luxuo.com

Actually, we find these all quite entertaining and not to be taken seriously, TP is possessed of a sense of humor, despite all evidence to the contrary.


Images and conversation about logo insanity provided entertainment today, and a much-needed smile.

For after all, it is a day we have come to loath, a day when horror on the east coast…

Dan Hulzheiser/AP

Dan Hulzheiser/AP

Spread to Washington…


And then to a field in Pennsylvania…



And the more it sank in…

Jeff Christensen/Reuters

Jeff Christensen/Reuters

The less real it became…


… as brains tried to wrap themselves around images that were incomprehensible.

PHOTO: Tom Sperduto/US Coast Guard

Tom Sperduto/US Coast Guard

Eight years later it is no less painful for those who lost a part of themselves.

Jason Cohn/Reuters

Jason Cohn/Reuters

When a piece of you is ripped away, there is no such thing as closure.

Changh Lee/Reuters/Pool

Changh Lee/Reuters/Pool

But sometimes it helps to know others remember too.

Biswaranjan Rout/AP

Biswaranjan Rout/AP

The sand sculpture was spotted on a beach in India, a reminder grief knows no geographic boundaries.

To learn more about US plans for a memorial, here is a link to the National 911 Memorial.


Filed under Friday Fun, Logos, preppy, Preppy clothing & brands, preppy lifestyle, Preppy People

17 responses to “When Logos Run Wild

  1. LPC

    Goosebumps. And incipient tears.

  2. Fitting tribute and reminder.

  3. a.

    Although I see those pictures almost everyday they still send a shiver up my spin and give me goosebumps. I love the last one. It’s nice to know that people outside NY/NJ/DC/PA and beyond this country remember too.

  4. MCW

    Wonderful pictures. Brings back so much and so hard to look at…

  5. VickyM

    Very moving images in your tribute. Well done. As always.

  6. 11S, 11M, 10J always in ours minds. we don’t forget.

  7. Jen

    What a nice remembrance. Thank you for that.
    On a silly note, the Louis Vuitton house is beyond words. Logo mania is a bit out of control.

  8. We all know my feelings on logos.

    What a beautiful tribute. As someone who was personally affected by 9/11 being from that area I love all of the wonderful things people did yesterday in the memory of those who were there.

  9. Tiffany

    Beautiful post on 9/11, TP. Beautiful.

    I laughed when I saw the Burberry car seats. That is either incredibly vulgar or someone has a HUGE sense of humor. Can’t decide which. Last year in Italy (I think I told you this), I saw a Fendi stroller. I almost lost my biscotti on that one!

    Have a great weekend!

  10. Good tribute. Thanks.

  11. Anonymous

    oh my gosh, those prints are so funny! I only like the Lily one!

  12. Your tribute is so moving, Miss Preppy Princess. Your words are perfect. xoxo

  13. The LV emblazoned casa should be burnt to the ground.
    After its been evacuated of its tasteless owners, of course.
    Hope you had a gorgeous weekend, TP!

  14. Lovely tribute. And logo-mania, oh my!

  15. OMG that LV house is insane! Great post on 911 too.

  16. KK

    To this day I won’t buy Tommy H bc in the 90’s his stuff was all about the giant logo. Remember all the shirts with Tommy in giant letters across the front?

  17. Pingback: Add Some Preppy Tech to Your Friday. at the pursuit of techyness

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