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New Logo for SeatGeek by Mackey Saturday
 

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Noted Feb. 23, 2016 by Armin

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(Est. 2009) “SeatGeek is the leading mobile-focused ticket marketplace that enables fans to buy and sell tickets for sports, concert, and theater events. With industry-leading mobile ticketing apps, a fan-friendly user experience and its proprietary Deal Score™ technology that helps fans identify the best ticket values on offer for a given event, SeatGeek is transforming the way that fans buy and sell tickets to their favorite events. Founded in 2009, SeatGeek is proud to be Made in New York.”

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Mackey Saturday (Denver, CO)

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SeatGeek blog post

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Our new brand communicates what we believe a ticketing experience should be like: simple, smart, trustworthy, and fun. We work day in and day out to create this kind of experience and now have an identity that reflects these core values.

SeatGeek blog post

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New Logo for SeatGeek by Mackey Saturday
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New Logo for SeatGeek by Mackey Saturday
Logo animation.
Opinion

The previous logo sort of had the right idea but suffered from a bad case of start-up-itis with a very rudimentary execution. (Bonus points for matching the smirk on the smile to the serif of the "k", though.) The new logo transfers the smirk from the double-e to a theater-style armchair where the seat rest is the smile, the armrests are the eyes and the back rest is… I don't know… the forehead? A mohawk that turns into massive bangs? No matter, the point comes across. It's a happy, dorky seat that pays off of the name in an endearing way. The animation is cute too. The wordmark is not my style but it works perfectly well. Overall, a great, simple evolution that hopefully doesn't Uberize in five years.

Thanks to Matt Yow for the tip.

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