The Nintendo Switch's Logo Is Not Symmetrical, And Arrrrgghhh

Games artist David Hellman pointed this out on Twitter over the weekend. I will never unsee it, and I’m not sure how I’m going to reconcile this over the years to come.

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As someone who craves order in my product and logo design I was already uneasy about the two dots not being symmetrical, but could live with that because they’re in the logo to represent the stick placement on the Switch’s controllers.

But the halves themselves? This no accident, and it is both infuriating and, reluctantly, a little impressive. The logo as it is looks symmetrical even though it’s not, but when you go and actually make it symmetrical:

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It looks all messed up.

Well played, everyone involved.

For more on the Switch than just its wonky-ass logo, remember that the console is getting its proper debut this week. The event is on January 12 at 11pmET/8pmPT, and we’ll be covering live right here.

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Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.