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Basil

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The new Kia Badge is getting a lot of discussion on a Telluride forum I frequent. Some people love it and some people hate it (I'm in the latter category). But when I first saw it, I thought it reminded me of something I'd seen somewhere else, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it. Then, while going through some of my son's old CDs, it hit me! That's what it reminded me of - the logo for the band "Nine Inch Nails." Below are some pictures of the Telluride with the current (Pre-2022) badge, and then the new 2022 KIA badge. Below that I'll post images of the new KIA badge along with the NIN logo.

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Here is the new KIA badge with the NIN logo below it. Am I right that the KIA badge looks a lot like the NIN logo?

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YakkoWarner

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I think the older style bage is more classy. It also hurts to hear that NIN was in the "old" CDs pile.....I remember when they got a big boost in notoriety by doing the in-game music for the original Quake, and in the game some of the objects you needed to collect (appropriately enough it was ammo for the gun that shot nails) had the NIN logo on them. Do I guess I should put myself in the "old" pile as well....
 

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I was thinking you meant a different K.I.A when opening the thread
I could never figure why the name was ever brought into the country in the first place. They could have modified it as Datsun has.
"Kia means to rise or come up out of Asia."
 

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I think the older style bage is more classy. It also hurts to hear that NIN was in the "old" CDs pile.....I remember when they got a big boost in notoriety by doing the in-game music for the original Quake, and in the game some of the objects you needed to collect (appropriately enough it was ammo for the gun that shot nails) had the NIN logo on them. Do I guess I should put myself in the "old" pile as well....


When the stuff that is playing on the radio as oldies, was new when you were in your 40s....
 

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I could never figure why the name was ever brought into the country in the first place. They could have modified it as Datsun has.
"Kia means to rise or come up out of Asia."
So combining the meaning of Kia in Korean with the the meaning of K.I.A. here in the states you could have the makings of a zombie flick.
 

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Here's some KIA trivia...In 1973 we bought, sight unseen, 29 KIA Sports (their 10 spd. drop handlebar bicycle) for resale. In the U.S. we were experiencing a bicycle boom and there was an extreme shortage of bicycles. Bike shops were desperate for product. Back then we sold two well respected lines...the English, Raleigh, and the Japanese Fuji. Compared to them, the KIA was a joke...even the cardboard carton they were packaged in was poorly made. They worked, but were heavy, badly painted, poorly chromed and had the flimsiest decals ever seen. They sold quickly (that's how crazy things were) but I was embarrassed to show them. It's remarkable how far the company has come and what quality vehicles they now produce.
 

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Here's some KIA trivia...In 1973 we bought, sight unseen, 29 KIA Sports (their 10 spd. drop handlebar bicycle) for resale. In the U.S. we were experiencing a bicycle boom and there was an extreme shortage of bicycles. Bike shops were desperate for product. Back then we sold two well respected lines...the English, Raleigh, and the Japanese Fuji. Compared to them, the KIA was a joke...even the cardboard carton they were packaged in was poorly made. They worked, but were heavy, badly painted, poorly chromed and had the flimsiest decals ever seen. They sold quickly (that's how crazy things were) but I was embarrassed to show them. It's remarkable how far the company has come and what quality vehicles they now produce.
I still have my wifeโ€™s Panasonic bicycle that we bought in the โ€˜80โ€™s.
 

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I know I'm probably the only one in this crowd that listens to NIN...
Not really a NIN fan but a few of their tunes are pretty good and Johhny Cash's cover of "Hurt" is one of my all time favorites.
 

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The new Kia Badge is getting a lot of discussion on a Telluride forum I frequent. Some people love it and some people hate it (I'm in the latter category). But when I first saw it, I thought it reminded me of something I'd seen somewhere else, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it. Then, while going through some of my son's old CDs, it hit me! That's what it reminded me of - the logo for the band "Nine Inch Nails." Below are some pictures of the Telluride with the current (Pre-2022) badge, and then the new 2022 KIA badge. Below that I'll post images of the new KIA badge along with the NIN logo.

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Here is the new KIA badge with the NIN logo below it. Am I right that the KIA badge looks a lot like the NIN logo?

Looks like KN to me.
I'm a retired typographer so I'm strict.
 

PAUL161

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How do you pronounce KN? :devilgrin:
 
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