by Siah-Design • Uploaded: Nov. 08 '08
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penflare said on Nov. 08 '08

holy moly, what a concept!! hahaha i love it! - great job josiah

penflare said on Nov. 08 '08

@relevant.. hahahahha nice ;)

Kwaku said on Nov. 08 '08

sad enthusiastic.

siah-design said on Nov. 08 '08

@Relevant: lol - I like your way of thinking

joder said on Nov. 08 '08

Crisp and clean mark! Extra cudos for comming up with a new :), :0, ;-). Never seen that one b4.

Type08 said on Nov. 09 '08

Great design usually comes out when having fun... Or not? Wait? What? :(:

omerbey said on Nov. 10 '08

it's so simple and obvious that it's genius.

OcularInk said on Nov. 10 '08

Very clever. LOL @ Relevant's comment. :-P

siah-design said on Nov. 13 '08

Thanks for the comments everyone! ;)

esotericsean said on Nov. 16 '08

Nice! :(:

bportela said on Nov. 17 '08

that's smart!

xpressions said on Nov. 20 '08

simply great!

brandcore said on Nov. 27 '08

veryyy smartttttt!

firebrand said on Jan. 07 '09

I thought I'd commented on this. Tremendous!

dreamerworx said on Jan. 09 '09

Hah, clever :)) There is a theatre here in Bulgaria that uses a simillar logo :))

magicshadow said on Jan. 22 '09

):) nice

onesummer said on Apr. 15 '09

Siah, I love a lot of your designs, however you may want to fix this one by simply retitling the piece as "bipolar", since, as someone on Smashing Magazine article pointed out:

"Schizophrenia has nothing to do with multiple personalities or any kind of mood disorder that could be indicated by the :): symbol..." -Alicia

Siah-Design said on Apr. 15 '09

@onesummer: Yea, I've received dozens of comments and messages from offended people about this logo. I finally took the time to revise it. Changed it from "schizophrenic" to "bipolar". Its not worth offending people when its just for a fictional logo.

Am I politically correct, now? :)

onesummer said on Apr. 16 '09

ha, yeah. didn't offend me or anything though. I think people were just jealous because it was such a clever concept, and wished they had come up with it ;)

AlexWende said on Apr. 16 '09

I thought I've already faved it? Or? Still good ! :D

doodlecow said on Sep. 02 '09

awesome concept!!

michaelspitz said on Sep. 19 '09

HA! Too funny! :)

michaelspitz said on Sep. 19 '09

^..or sad... ;)

michaelspitz said on Sep. 19 '09

^HA! too Funny! ..or sad... ;)

michaelspitz said on Sep. 19 '09

^HA! too Funny! ..or sad... ;) Nice one!

michaelspitz said on Sep. 19 '09

Damn... ^^(Sorry, my browser totally flaked there...) :)

sdijock said on Oct. 13 '09

siah - It's a very clever design, and political correctness is definitely in the eye of the beholder. Having worked on ad campaigns for bipolar medications I can tell you that a lot of bipolar patients are pretty sensitive about their condition, and deep depression and suicide rates are pretty high among that patient population. Who knows how they'd actually react to this logo - I don't think it's overtly offensive - it could be a breath of fresh air to them.

siah-design said on Oct. 13 '09

Thanks for the kind comments again people. :)

@sdijock: Thanks for the comment. I used to have this logo titled as, "Schizophrenic" but I literally had dozens of people contacting me how they were offended and that it was not accurate and that I should change it to "Bipolar". Apparently schizophrenia is the inability to decipher between reality and fantasy.

I would like to think that people who suffer from a bipolar disorder would smile at this one instead of frown...

premal123 said on Oct. 13 '09

have seen this concept already. But I guess it is yours "Siah-Design"


siah-design said on Oct. 22 '09

@premal123 Yup, I had the word changed from "schizophrenic" to "bipolar" as that was a more accurate match for the concept.

brandcore said on Feb. 22 '10

i love the concept.. but here is something similar. http://logooftheday.com/2008-11-22-schizophrenic/

birofunk said on Feb. 22 '10

^same designer ;)

milou said on Feb. 22 '10

^ yeah, haha

KonradK said on Feb. 22 '10

smart logo.

firebrand said on Feb. 22 '10

2 in 1 people suffer from bipolar disorder.

nido said on Feb. 22 '10

^hah... good one Roy... understated as always...

siah-design said on Feb. 22 '10

Thanks guys. LOL @ Roy :)

**And just to clarify things again.** This logo was originally titled, "Schizophrenic" and was sold on BrandStack a while back. But due to dozens of people contacting me offended that it didn't represent the schizophrenic disorder accurately I changed the title to bipolar for my portfolio.

cobaltcow said on Feb. 22 '10

i liked it then - i like it now :)

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oronoz ® said on Feb. 22 '10

I always love this one!!

mattaebersold said on Feb. 22 '10

Really good symbolism! It took me a couple seconds to get it, and I was really happy once I did.

Chad Sanderson said on Feb. 22 '10

^ Me too, and then I was really sad when I realized my ideas will never be this good.

dezinart said on Feb. 22 '10

I instantly started laughing when I saw this. Hilarious!

mcdseven said on Feb. 22 '10

one of the cleverest logos on this pond... would be perfect for an advertising campaign to highlight bi-polar.

logomotive said on Feb. 22 '10

This sucks, I hate you Josiah.

Jeiji said on Feb. 22 '10

Hey, I can do it, too :): see? I've seen it then and now, and I still love it. Good job!

siah-design said on Feb. 22 '10

Thanks again guys! Love the hate, Mike. :)

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matt061398 said on Feb. 24 '10

worst thing ever....I LOVE IT!

entrepiso said on Feb. 25 '10


gjrdesign said on Feb. 27 '10

Great! Trash! :):

nypocreative said on Mar. 04 '10

very clever. I like it.

Mishka said on Mar. 06 '10

Great idea! I know what is about (my close friend...) so I understand and praise simple clear idea and like it a lot!

peterehat said on Mar. 09 '10

This is the best logo concept of the year so far. Brilliant!

bluehaus said on Mar. 17 '10

lol awesome! Great concept!

canarinho said on Mar. 30 '10

One of the best logos and concept I have seen for a while. Congrats!

sevacro said on Apr. 14 '10

A friend of mine had the same idea, apparently before this one.


Tabithakristen said on Apr. 14 '10

Hm, that is similar and was uploaded before this one. But, this is just one website. I'm assuming this design could've been uploaded somewhere else by Siah prior to putting it here.

skywalkerone said on Apr. 15 '10

Like the simple things. Turned horizontally should work good enough. The smile...good day, solar seal today, HAND, solar tone 7, perfect for healing. By

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kevinvanberg said on Jan. 13 '11

Very well executed. Beautiful! :)

Michaels said on May. 25 '11

creatively use of smiley for bipolar.

logoboom said on May. 25 '11

Just occurred to me a more ironic name might be "Bitpolar'

verosch said on Jun. 26 '11

i must say - bipolar as i "am"and being much more than that :): that this logo was GREAT to see. i was going to speak about living with bipolar disorder in a big christian swedish conference, since im a writer. when I "accidentally" saw your logo on my way there, it was only liberating, cool and fun, to see my feelings expressed in one single symbol/sign. way to go! thanks! /bipopular

itsgareth said on Jun. 26 '11

We like it

njc-condooms said on Aug. 02 '11

Very clever. Good job.

dizphreak said on May. 31 '13

back in 2001, I made the same logo/design for art class. It was just the 2 faces tho, to me it meant just happy and sad. I wasn't thinking about bipolar when I made it. Glad to see someone was thinking the same thing..

nickfoles said on Nov. 18 '14

simple and elegant

alshonjefrey said on Nov. 18 '14

great stufff

hanaghansarah said on Feb. 25 '15

superb logo

RobertGoldring said on May. 06 '15

great simple design, well done

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