Bad Corp.


14 January 2021

The third episode of The Crit, Disegno’s new fortnightly design podcast, is now available to download.

In episode three, ‘Bad Corp.’, the hosts discuss the response of big tech to last week’s storming of the Capitol; a swathe of rebrands; the death of Adobe Flash Player; Pantone’s colours for 2021; a virtual environment for Bolon; a reusable deodorant dispenser from Dove; and a new toilet from Laufen. We also remember Pierre Cardin and Ernesto Gismondi, who sadly passed away over the holiday period.

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Show Notes: Ep.03 ‘Bad Corp.’

01:53 ‘Bans on Parler and Trump Show Big Tech’s Power Over Web Conversation’, Bloomberg

09:34 ‘On Censorship’, Rianna Walcott for Disegno

10:37 ‘The C.I.A. Rebrands’, Disegno

13:50 ‘Rebrand takes Burger King back to “when it looked at its best” says designer’, Dezeen

15:52 ‘McModernism, USA’ Kate Wagner for Disegno

17:24 ‘Pfizer tries to inject some life into its logo’, Creative Bloq

20:01 ‘Pierre Cardin (1922-2020)’, Disegno

22:14 ‘Ernesto Gismondi (1931-2020)’, Disegno

24:42 ‘Adobe Flash Player is finally laid to rest’, BBC

27:58 PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating

33:28 Bolon

37:12 Dove’s refillable deodorant

39:09 Forgo by Form Us With Love

40:15 Save! by Laufen and EOOS with Eawag


All music for The Crit has been created by Yuri Suzuki and Team Suzuki (Adam Cheong-MacLeod and Charlie Carroll) at Pentagram, and our logo was designed by Leonhard Rothmoser.