Stop putting your branding on the front of my phone
Dear smartphone manufacturers and carriers:
You are not Chrysler of the 60s, or Sony of the 80s. Where did this idea of ruining a perfectly mediocre design by putting these ugly logos on the front come from? We have to use these devices every single day, do you not understand how ugly you make a device with your stupid logos? I am not your god damned advertiser, so unless you want to put me on the payroll, at least attempt to make me feel like the device I spend so much money on is mine. Any designer worth his salt knows not to slap a logo anywhere and ignore consequences. Unfortunately, to squeeze every last cent they can out of the consumer, they see bezels not as wasted space, but as advertising space!
Why can't you put that crap on the back of the device? You don't need to remind me of who I am paying money to every month, I know that my phone is on the Verizon network. Don't get me wrong though, I am not totally against logos. I think if they are done tastefully, they can look decent or even add to the design. It's just with most of the phones, I feel like they are added haphazardly and without regard to how the device looks.
When you look at these phones, which are you likely to buy? Any of these:
Or one of these?
It's obvious which phones were made with great aesthetic design in mind. There's a reason why we know the names of Matias Duarte and Jony Ive. There's a reason why you'll never see a flagship product with a big, stupid logo on the front of it...it's because any designer with an ounce of dignity would never let something that petty influence the design of their product.