CultureBus monogram logo

CultureBus is an initiative from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to provide locals and visitors with an easy, economical and eco-friendly bus service from downtown San Francisco to Golden Gate Park, with stops at many cultural institutions.

CultureBus monogram logo

“The CB logo brings together the letters C and B in a form that resembles a route.”

CultureBus monogram logo

I’m not over the moon about the application, much like Khoi, but who knows what restrictions the brief might’ve included? I very much like the monogram, though.

CultureBus monogram logo


I almost don’t mind the execution of the application.. bus advertising is often a little gaudy and borderline tacky, isn’t it? Although it does look as if they just looked for the largest uninterrupted space and said “yeah, whack her there!”

the logo its self is quite nice, although it feels as if it’s aiming mostly at a younger audience who might use the bus with their parents or as part of a class trip?

I must say though, seeing it as part of the ticket design in mono (image on the Pentagram page) makes me smile. It’s a cute logo.

Like Alex, I do like the mono version of the logo. I think the actual concept of the logo is a great idea, but I reckon it could have been taken one stage further with the actual formation of the curves, as it kinda looks very ‘Comic Sans’ in my opinion.

I love its simplicity. I can see where you can see a butt. Great logos will intrigue you and every time you will see it. It may evoke a different shape.


They’ve definitely gone for a friendly appearance, and it does seem quite cute.

Thanks for leaving your thoughts, everyone. Mainly positive… except for the mooning.

Excellent Logo in my opinion. It’s simple, yet creative. It took me a minute to understand the C&B relation (that’s present on a few levels). Thats the sign of a well made logo: you think twice about it. Thanks for sharing.

I thought it was okay at first, but once I saw the C inside the B (I read it as just a B at first) I loved it. I think that some of the best logos are the ones that have some element that’s not immediately apparent (like the arrow in the FedEx logo). This is a perfect example of that kind of logo.


I have been following posts of this blog since a long time, but today I could not stop myself from the urge of posting a comment too..

Honestly the logo design works totally for me….its simple ans subsides to all the logo design boundaries…

Something that makes a logo work I feel is not just the idea behind…but simple approach. The design should get embedded in one’s mind the very first time…and i feel this logo does that effortlessly… :)

Well I think it’s a cute logo, very functional in terms of perception, and quite original.

Its a shame that some US buses (as seen on the article photo) are so crapp-looking, with old fashioned style and forms, and metal strucure everywere…. just take a look to some “more European” buses like

This logo suits much more in this kind of bus. What do you think?

Love the logo, nice and friendly but I find all the hard work slightly ruined by the sharp edged info boxes alongside it on the bus, should have followed the softer theme with some round, bubble-like edges.

Nice though, especially in white.

My first tough: “It looks like Berardo Collection Logo”.

You can ask: “Who’s that guy?”

Answer: He’s just the owner of the largest private contemporary art collection in all world.

It looks like the head of a polar bear with it’s paws held out for a hug. Cozy, cuddly. The thickness of the line and the curves lend to this feel.

But this red and this orange are so “Stop” and “Yield” and all things warning and hazardous to me that the cuddly and cozy are sort of marred.

CultureBus spelled out, very nice.

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