‘Silicon Valley’ Fact Check: How Pied Piper’s Logo Measures Up

“At least it’s not racist… right?” (HBO)

“At least it’s not racist… right?” (HBO)

On last night’s episode of Silicon Valley, the Pied Piper team fought through the insurmountable creative nightmare of having to pick a logo for their startup. As Erlich Bachman points out, the logos for the top tech and social media brands follow a pattern: lowercase letters, minimalist design and the use of blue and white, for example. Is it a coincidence that the majority of leaders in a world-wide, multibillion dollar industry have nearly interchangeable logos? Not likely.

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