The Street Fighter 6 Logo Could Be Nothing But Clipart
Capcom recently unveiled Street Fighter 6 with a trailer. While the developer showed very little of the actual game, fans of the franchise got a long look at the logo. Some of them noticed that it looked a lot like a stock photograph. They turned out to be right.
Street Fighter 6 will be the latest game in a long series that has become famous for its logos. These perfectly captured the feeling of fighting games and martial arts movies. They were bright, bold and loud. The latest logo, however, has been criticized by gamers for being rather unremarkable and boring. Capcom has kept its logos consistent in style since the first entry in the Street Fighter franchise was released in 1987. Street Fighter 6 represents a break from tradition.
The Street Fighter 6 logo looks a lot like something pulled from a stock photography database. Like journalist Aurich Lawson underline on Twitter, there happens to be a very good reason for that. “The new Street Fighter 6 logo is $80 on the Adobe Stock site,” Lawson remarked. “I don’t even know what to say. I knew it was generic, but I didn’t realize it was that bad.
Lawson was actually referring to a very specific picture. “They looked up ‘SF’ on a stock logo site and rounded a few corners and added the ‘6.’ I can not.”
The reporter then poked fun at what many Street Fighter franchise fans called a lame logo. “Ready to make your own fighting game called Street Guardians, Street Puncherz, Street Crash, Street Heist, Street Smashers, or Street Assault? Good news, I’ve prepared your logo! Only $80. It’s stealing. Lawson has uploaded a few variations of the logo.
Capcom has been accused of stealing artwork in the past. The company came under fire last year for allegedly stealing a photo belonging to photographer Judy Juracek. This appears to have been altered for use in the Resident Evil 4 logo. The case was recently settled out of court. There are currently no claims of copyright infringement regarding the Street Fighter 6 logo.
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