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The Recycling symbols quiz

Via GoodPeople.

recycle symbol Gary AndersonGary Anderson (right) and his 1970 design for the classic recycle symbol.

Elsewhere:
Who designed the recycling symbol? on The Logo Factor
Look before you bin it, on Logo Design Love
Recycling symbol, on Wikipedia
Taiwan’s recycle symbol, designer unknown

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January 24, 2011

Comments

Ooh, another hit! Nearly everyone gets the green point symbol wrong. I think it should be done away with. It’s misleading and means virtually nothing in the UK.

@CR, I disagree. Many of the very same symbols in the test are used in North America, you just need to look harder at the packaging to find them. But regardless of that, I think you’re missing the point, there’s a deeper significance to the test…It’s not so much about where these symbols are employed, rather about how effectively the symbol translates across boarders. I enjoyed the one’s I hadn’t seen before, as it allowed me to see if the mark was effectively doing its job without having any preconceived notion of what it was.

^^ A BBC quiz, Eurocentric?

I got 8, but I’ve looked up the green dot before, wondering whether it actually meant ‘recyclable’.

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