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

By Luke Plunkett on at

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.

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:

It looks all messed up.

Well played, everyone involved.