There’s a new website in town that deals all there is to do in the city of Montreal: Montrealing. It’s not just a directory or reviews about restaurants, and it’s not a nightlife photo website either. Montrealing is all about what’s fresh and what’s not in the city. For example, what is currently the best shisha lounge in Montreal? You can go ahead and vote or simply see the current results. Montrealers are able to decide what’s good or bad and voice their own opinions instead of a review website telling them how it’s supposed to be. It’s democracy all the way.
There is, of course, a directory of clubs, lounges, bars and restaurants… but it doesn’t stop there. At Montrealing, you’ll be able to find a list of famous Montrealers, talk show and radio hosts, bartenders, bouncers, local DJs and news about local University and CEGEP teams. Oh yes, you’ll find plenty of editorials on the Habs too. For the tourists, there’s a compiled list of landmarks, hot spots and other fun facts about Montreal.
A lot of Montrealers are quite displeased with the city’s new international logo. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, the Montreal Metropolitan Community decided to come up with a new image to brand itself on the international scene. Here’s the beauty in a nutshell:
The logo’s cost? 487,000$ CDN. An additional 200,000$ will be spent to market the thing. There are so many things that are wrong here besides how the logo looks, but I don’t know where to begin. Half a million dollars are being spent on a graphic… did anyone recently take a look at the market we are currently living in?
The Gazette (newspaper) had some humorous comments today. One I will remember the most is some guy saying we can get 2/3 of our money back by selling the logo to Winnipeg and Edmonton by flipping the image around (a W and an E). Classic.
In all honesty, the stylized M looks nice, but the colours really throw it off. If we were to stick to 2 colours (ones that weren’t quite fruity) the logo would definitely look a lot better. See an example with blue:
See? An improvement already. I’ll be sending my bill to the city shortly for collection.