I love old relics like this one, so thanks to Rachel Deakin for sending it over.
Hidden in the bushes of a car park on Oak Street in Middlesbrough (behind the Purple Onion) is a logo that’s about as 90s as Pat Sharp’s Fun House.
It belongs to the Cleveland Business Centre (who’ve since rebranded to a much more tasteful and prosaic design), and has presumably hung on this gate since it opened circa 1990. If you look closely you can see the elements for the logo in the following advert from the Gazette (also 1990).
As shown at the very top of this article, we’ve now got a photo of the logo soon after its installation (courtesy of Dr. Simon Mckeown). It’s seemingly has a repaint and lost some of its elements over the years.
The building was designed by the fabulously-named architect firm of Rock Townsend, but I’m not sure who designed the logo. If anyone knows, please get in touch.
Keep your submissions coming, no matter how small. The more obscure the better!