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Glasgow Smiles Better

PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2002 2:45 pm
by Sharon
Does anyone have any photos of the Glasgow Smailes Better banner that hung on the big gasometers at springburn when entering the city westbound on the M8????


glasgowsmiles better

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 5:30 pm
by duncan
this is not the :) you're looking for:

PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2003 6:54 pm
by caine
just as a point of interest. my mates grand father was the guy who designed that logo. :D he tells us at every opperatunity!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2003 1:20 pm
by Kirsty
A Glasgow singer Maureen Hart had the song on one of her tapes.
I will try and find the words.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2003 10:51 am
by Jazza
I know the one you mean ... might be on some old glasgow postcards etc.

Still no sign of the new Glasgow logo then ... must be crap if it's taking them so long :oops: .

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 9:17 am
by caine
have they not spent some silly amount on designing a new one, i heard something like a couple of million was spent on it.

Scotland with Style!!!!

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 12:34 pm
by stevoooo
Found this on the BBC's Strathclyde pages...

Can't say I'm impressed with the slogan :( , but still not seen the design of the logo yet.


STYLE VICTIM After many years deliberation, and at the cost of over £2 million, Glasgow's new slogan to replace the fondly remembered but sadly outdated 'Glasgow's Smiles Better' has finally been unveiled.
'Scotland with Style'.

But already there's an orderly queue to bash the new slogan. Some argue that it seems to be taking a sly pop at the rest of Scotland, as if Glasgow's stylish and the rest of Scotland isn't? Others argued that, while Glasgow was certainly stylish, with great shopping and fashion, is it really the stand-out thing you think of when you think of Glasgow? But I reckon it's just a bit rubbish as a phrase. It doesn't sound good, and it doesn't mean much. Don't you kind of know Glasgow's in Scotland? And anyway, since when did cities need slogans? What for?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 1:20 pm
by Sharon

Bring back Mr Smiley!

"Scotland with Style" is rubbish... really really rubbish, and will only ever be remembered as being rubbish!


PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 10:39 pm
by Ronnie
Anybody remember "Glasgow's Alive", which followed on from Miles Better? It won a 45,000 pound competition, would you believe.
Or do you remember the cartoon in Electric Soup comic of "Glasgow's a Dive".
Wish I'd made the T-shirt I was planning ...
Best, Ronnie

Re: slogan

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:20 am
by Pgcc93
Ronnie wrote:Anybody remember "Glasgow's Alive", which followed on from Miles Better? It won a 45,000 pound competition, would you believe.
Or do you remember the cartoon in Electric Soup comic of "Glasgow's a Dive"

Nice one Ronnie, Electric Soup was the business 8) . I have every issue bar 1&3. Superb draughtsmanship by Glasgows finest cartoonist Frank Quitely. I think he's one of the leading artists for DC comics in the USA now. Doing 2000AD comics.

His parody of "The Broons" has to be seen to believed.

Quitley's toons were called "The Greens" and it had every family member down to a tee, but in a totaly inverse situation.

What about "The Wildebeast's"? or The Bears Fae Brig'ton to name but a few.

Too bad they Sold out to the VIZ people after only a few issues, They should have stayed put in Parnie Street and not sold out.

The B*st*rds.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 10:09 pm
by Pgcc93
Found this proudly on display but not in Glasgow. :D


PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 10:33 pm
by allyharp
My friend's dad used to have one of those stickers on his car bumper, but he had added a 'W' on top so it read "Glasgow's Miles Wetter!"

PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 10:53 pm
by Captain Brittles
I had one on my cars for nine years when I lived in Australia, lovingly moved from one car to another. I also had a Daily Record one that said "I belong to Glasgow" - used to see others that said Paisley, Clydebank etc.

One of my brothers still has the Glasgow smiley on his latest car - much faded with the Aussie sun and a wee bit torn - but he refuses to part with it, must be about 16 years old now. He also (embarrasingly) has an "Up Yer Kilt" one..............

PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 6:56 pm
by gap74
This is where I remember it best being displayed - not the ideal pic, alas, but best I can do!



PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 12:09 pm
by Pgcc93
I've still got the badge but has anyone got a T-shirt, mug etc? :)