It appears that the Council has had enough. We've received an email from Russell Power, the head of Legal, demanding that we stop using a logo similar to the Council's and, bizarrely, the same font and colour.
We have taken what Mr Powers has said and acted accordingly though. You will see above that there is no longer a rectangle, you will of course also note that there are only two lines and they are NOT the same as the Council's. We've also changed the legend to ensure no one get's confused.
Ha! Yes, they've changed it to "Scrutinising Greenwich Council because they're rubbish" which is not, I am sure, going to make the Councillors happy. I don't know anything about Greenwich, but one assumes that they are, indeed, a bit shit.
We're not going to change our use of the font though as it's a standard font available everywhere, as for the colour, we quite like green.
Quite right. They don't even use the same typeface*; from a quick search of my memory, I would say that Greenwich Watch use Tahoma, whereas Greenwich Council's banner (which is their official branding) definitely uses Gill Sans. Bar the fact that they are both Sans-serif typefaces, they have fuck all in common. And is the Council trying to claim the colour green for themselves? I don't fucking think so, sunshine.
Thus, I would like to add my support to Greenwich Watch, and I would like to convey a short message to Greenwich Council (which, according to their banner, is entirely peopled by women—half of whom are ugly, moronic-looking, white chavs with babies and the other half of which are Asian—and black men (but no male honkies)): go fuck yourselves.
That is all.
* Technical Note: although the terms are pretty much conflated these days, a typeface is the family of fonts, e.g. Gill Sans.
A font is the individual character set of the family, e.g. Gill Sans Italic, Gill Sans Black, etc.
The publishers of a typeface are still known as a type foundry.
And, please, this is for all of you amateur designers out there with your copies of Word or (if you are really... you know... pretty much a pro) Publisher: it is never, in any circumstances, acceptable to use Comic Sans. Ever. Or the bunny gets it.