My co-worker came into work this morning, showing off his brand new Washington Nationals Metro Smart Trip card which looks like this:
He showed it to another co-worker who made an excellent observation. The “W” of the Washington Nationals’ logo looks almost identical to the “W” in the Walgreens logo:
Except for minor tilting and stretching to the initial letter and a bit of a twirl here and a a flourish there with the serif edge on the left of the “W,” the two letters are eerily similar. So weird. I think it’s great that my co-worker immediately recognized the Nationals’ logo as the Walgreens’ same typeface. It also makes me think about copyright issues. I wonder what the process was to create the “W” Nationals logo. I never really cared for this logo before, and now whenever I see it, I too, will be thinking of Walgreens. Ha!