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Wynne Liberals pay $650,000 for new cannabis logo

PostPosted: Mar 10th, 2018, 8:59 am
by Gone_Fishin
Did Kathy and Justin smoke a fattie before they signed that contract?


Ontario Cannabis Store’s boring design cost province $650,000

By Yanky Pollak - March 10, 2018

The government of Ontario has published the name and logo of its LCBO-run store for legal cannabis, and it is truly boring.

It will be called the “Ontario Cannabis Store”, and will have physical shops alongside an online operation ran through Shopify.

But what is most interesting is just how much the government paid to have these incredibly dull designs made.

According to CTV News, it was over $650,000.


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https://www.thepostmillennial.com/ontar ... ce-650000/

Re: Wynne Liberals pay $650,000 for new cannabis logo

PostPosted: Mar 10th, 2018, 9:54 am
by Queen K
“The name conveys a safe, simple, open and approachable environment for consumers in a clear and easily understood manner.”

From what I gather between the actual designs and their rhetoric they believed in simplicity to protect children.

Why could they not have gone one step further and tried to protect the taxpayer as well when paying for such simple work!

The work looks so darn simple a design intern on Canva or photoshop could have made it in hours if not in minutes.

So why did the province pay so darn much? More importantly, did they even have a truly transparent bidding process when the costs are so exceedingly high?

What do you think? Let us know below!"


OH GAWD, $650,000 clams for that? It's like they heard about what Kelowna's City Council paid for public "art" and said, "hold my roach clip."

:135: Truly disgusting.

Re: Wynne Liberals pay $650,000 for new cannabis logo

PostPosted: Mar 10th, 2018, 10:11 am
by Jlabute
That’s 10x more than kelowna’s logo, which is still 10x too much.

Re: Wynne Liberals pay $650,000 for new cannabis logo

PostPosted: Mar 10th, 2018, 10:27 am
by Queen K
"Did Kathy and Justin smoke a fattie before they signed that contract?" GF


Ontario Cannabis Store’s boring design cost province $650,000


:132: One tiny little bitty question Gone_Fishin, how did you work "Justin" in to this equation? I read the article and didn't see anything that said the Federal Government had to sign off on a Provincial Logo. Are you ummm, er, by chance just hoping he did?

:topic:

Why do graphic designers command so much money for what looks like "nothing"? Do they make it look easy?

Re: Wynne Liberals pay $650,000 for new cannabis logo

PostPosted: Mar 10th, 2018, 10:33 am
by Jlabute
$50,000 for logo, $600,000 for Ferrari to travel to meetings about the logo perhaps.

Re: Wynne Liberals pay $650,000 for new cannabis logo

PostPosted: Mar 10th, 2018, 7:25 pm
by The Green Barbarian
Jlabute wrote:$50,000 for logo, $600,000 for Ferrari to travel to meetings about the logo perhaps.


It was Kathleen Wynne, so it would have been an electric Ferrari. With a wind turbine on the back.

Re: Wynne Liberals pay $650,000 for new cannabis logo

PostPosted: Mar 10th, 2018, 7:44 pm
by Poindexter
Read here that it's for branding and marketing. So it wasn't just the logo that cost 650g's, that also pays for the billboards, newspaper adds, coupon brochures and whatever.

expected to pay advertising agency Leo Burnett about $650,000 for all brand and marketing related to the Ontario Cannabis Store.

https://www.google.ca/amp/ottawacitizen ... e-logo/amp

Even so it still seems like alot to spend since I was always under the impression that this stuff kinda sold itself. :biggrin:

Re: Wynne Liberals pay $650,000 for new cannabis logo

PostPosted: Mar 10th, 2018, 7:45 pm
by Hurtlander
The Green Barbarian wrote:It was Kathleen Wynne, so it would have been an electric Ferrari. With a wind turbine on the back.

The faster you go, the quicker the batteries charge.

Re: Wynne Liberals pay $650,000 for new cannabis logo

PostPosted: Mar 11th, 2018, 7:44 am
by Gone_Fishin
The Green Barbarian wrote:It was Kathleen Wynne, so it would have been an electric Ferrari. With a wind turbine on the back.



No more Ferraris after June 2018. Ontario is switching to FORD. :biggrin:

Re: Wynne Liberals pay $650,000 for new cannabis logo

PostPosted: May 15th, 2018, 2:28 pm
by CoolGreenBoy
Well..that is pretty much overrated...Besides, yes, It is legal in Canada as it is mentioned in https://cannasos.com/news/health/public-use-of-medical-marijuana-will-be-legal-in-ontario.

Re: Wynne Liberals pay $650,000 for new cannabis logo

PostPosted: May 16th, 2018, 12:39 pm
by The Green Barbarian
Gone_Fishin wrote:
No more Ferraris after June 2018. Ontario is switching to FORD. :biggrin:


LOL!

Re: Wynne Liberals pay $650,000 for new cannabis logo

PostPosted: May 16th, 2018, 1:10 pm
by AlienSoldier
The Green Barbarian wrote:
Gone_Fishin wrote:
No more Ferraris after June 2018. Ontario is switching to FORD. :biggrin:


LOL!


There is huge liberal fatigue in Ontario right now. But only time will tell if that translates into a swing in the NDP or conservative camp.

Lots of "ANYONE BUT FORD" camper out there.