What good is a “Space Force” unless it has a cool logo?
Fresh off Vice President Mike Pence’s announcement Thursday that the Trump administration wants the new Space Force military branch operational by 2020, the Trump campaign sent an email to supporters asking them to weigh in on what its logo should be (and to ask for their money).
Trump campaign email just went out asking people to vote for a Space Force logo. pic.twitter.com/083DG3pLdo
— Jim Dalrymple II (@Dalrymple) August 9, 2018
Reactions on social media were swift and largely scathing:
If the Trump campaign’s design for a Space Force logo looks familiar, that’s because it is. pic.twitter.com/ZI6WnyqJm3
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) August 9, 2018
Who designed these, Fisher-Price?
— William Anderson (@williamsfavorit) August 9, 2018
All of them look like stickers my kid gets at the dentist.
— Pardon Me 🇺🇸🌊 (@MangiaMyLove) August 9, 2018
Make this the space force logo pic.twitter.com/D9z4PRmPkR
— de bleck penta (@fivefifths) August 9, 2018
Please vote for my Space Force logo pic.twitter.com/FHBvwvPfSe
— Christa Mrgan (@antichrista) August 9, 2018
Cute, but like… The Space Force would have literally nothing to do with Mars? Unless… I guess we could go to war with Martians, then this this logo might be relevant. pic.twitter.com/LnoiVjnqfp
— Miriam Kramer (@mirikramer) August 9, 2018
— Tim Roberts (@21stCenturyTim) August 9, 2018
And while everyone may be a critic, some posts were actually fairly sincere:
I have to admit, I like the logos. The idea is ridiculous and stupid. But it’s got good graphic design
— Jeremy Beckham (@JeremyBeckham) August 9, 2018
The bottom right one looks too much like the NASA logo and the top left one has too many things on it. The middle two look too cartoony. The top right one makes it seem like we’re fighting Mars. The bottom left is the best of the lot.
— William Ward (@shadowrunhasyou) August 9, 2018
No word on when the official logo will be chosen, but expect to see it (and maybe the other logos too) on hats and T-shirts in the near future.