Stupid logo hate thread

Discussion in 'Football' started by weR138, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    They certainly don't make all the decisions, but they make the final ones.

    If there are that many people opposed, Occam's Razor suggests that there was a small number of powerful/influential people in favor.
     
  2. tejasclone

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    When it's something as significant as a secondary logo for your entire athletic department -- something that will be used on athletics wear, media, clothing, etc and that will be consumed by recruits, players, fans, alumni and therefore makes a significant imprint in your entire brand identity -- I'd hope they'd have acquired the services of a proven talent and focus-grouped it.

    Instead they try to go cheap, get cute with the reveal, and release it to a huge thud. To roll it out on ESPN in a game in which we played lots of ugly football was the turd cherry.

    Everything about this just screams of half-assed tomfoolery of a program chronically playing catch-up both within its own state and its athletic conference.

    The idea of a Cyclone-themed secondary mark? Awesome; lots of us have been shouting that it needed to happen. The execution? Self-fulfilling little brother prophecy.

    HOW could they have botched this so badly?
     
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  3. FarminCy

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    Hurricane Cy head, boner Cy, 20 different shades of reddish maroon, and now this POS logo are why I've quit buying ISU apparel. Add the fact that I'm tall and my choices are limited and generally some off colored shirt with a crappy secondary logo is the only thing to fit me.

    I've had better luck just buying a cardinal colored plain shirt or sweatshirt that are very close to the true color and where it with the one ISU hat that fits my head. The games I make it to are now super easy to get dressed for. If it's warm where the shirt, if it's cold put the sweatshirt on over the shirt.
     
  4. CYCLNST8

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    Oh, I'm sure plenty of money has been wasted here.
     
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  5. CYCLNST8

    CYCLNST8 Well-Known Member

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    Please let this be true. How can we join the resistance? By taking a knee during Sweet Caroline?
     
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  6. cynile

    cynile New Member

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    Timeless, and it was designed by a high school art teacher. ISU can do better.



     
  7. Macloney

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    Classic!
     
  8. Cybball37

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    Going to need a new cup design.
     
  9. FinalFourCy

    FinalFourCy Well-Known Member

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    Yep, it has JP all over it. He's good at many things, but this type of stuff isn't his thing
     
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  10. CYCLNST8

    CYCLNST8 Well-Known Member

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  11. CtownCyclone

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    Which one was that?
     
  12. Stewo

    Stewo Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully, this just falls to the wayside sort of like the other few "alt" logos that came out a few years ago. The only difference is that these were featured on a helmet, in front of a national television audience. The AD, if they so choose, could still save face and go back to the drawing board. Or, just slightly modernize a previous logo.
     
  13. kingcy

    kingcy Well-Known Member

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    What you don't have to spend a pile of money on a logo. I don't understand why ISU didn't go in house to maybe the design college or art dept and get the logo done. Would have saved a pile of cash and been better.
     
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  14. CYCLNST8

    CYCLNST8 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, why not have a contest through the Iowa State Daily allowing people to vote (restricting multiple vote loopholes of course) on student/alumni submissions?
     
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  15. Rural

    Rural Well-Known Member

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    Actually, not the worst idea.
     
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  16. TXCyclones

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    I found something humorous this morning. I printed a picture of the helmet and uniform and took it to my graphic artists in the Marketing dept this morning. Without prefacing why I brought it to them I set it down in front of three of them. The gasps from two of them were audible, followed by "oh that's awful". They're not "football people" but they are good graphic design people. They immediately started with questions of "why?". Why did they go red on red? Why did they use such a simplified triangle tornado? Why wouldn't they attempt something more in keeping with past designs?

    I think I laughed the most when the two ladies said "Why the gray pants, who dresses your people?"
     
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  17. huntt26

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    Out of curiosity, can you ask them to spend 5-10 minutes on a Cyclone design and post it here? It can either be something totally new or a revamp of this current one. I bet they can do better in less than 10 minutes than what we got.
     
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  18. ianoconnor

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    Duh, because then we couldn't have a surprise reveal video...
     
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  19. ankenycyclone

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    Heard the same thing from a former player.
     
  20. huntt26

    huntt26 Well-Known Member

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    The plot thickens.
     
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