I don't know if this has been posted before, explained and used as an example or not, but i found this. This is a logo by a design company out Austin, Tx., Artaque Branding & Web Design.
This logo is listed on their home page at the bottom, under latest projects, click it.
Hmmm. I'm going to say just a guy taking a stab at it. It's a one-person operation and I doubt team Benson would hire a solo guy -- much more likely to hire some major firm.
He knows something, like you said he could be taking a stab at it, but maybe it's based on something he's knows from within the design community. I don't know how these things work, but maybe there has been a request to any and all logo designers.
But did you notice that the colors are black, gold and "grey", that rumored color from a previous post.
Only thing I can think of is that they put out something in the trade papers asking for people in the industry to submit designs. But that would obviously leak out in plain black and white. As far as the colors I thought it was sort of a light/sky blue instead of gray but I suppose my eyes could be bad! :hihi:
Wait..... So Benson owns the Saints, who division rival is the Infamous Bucs. But its a great idea to rebrand into the Bucs???
"Mike Conley scores 20 as Grizzlies down Hornets for 8th straight win"
Another reason for a name change. Espn still can't figure out that the hornets are not from Charlotte after ten years...hopefully they'll at least change the headline soon.
New Orleans Knights is the only name that ive heard that i like.
I like New Orleans Storm
I'm still in for Dukes.
I could live with Buccaneers, but I have my doubts.. Bucs Bucks, and then the crappy football team in Florida.
not nit-picking or anything but I'm just curious.
being the buccaneers would aggravate people because of the NFL rival, but you don't mind the rumored colors of gold red and black are the colors of the buccaneers?
I just said this in my head over and over and it sounded pretty good. The new Orleans jax. Kind of stupid but original
New Orleans Jacksons, nickname^2 The Jax.
New Orleans Breakers is easily the best. History (USFL), a double-entendre with basketball (fast-break) and hurricane Katrina (levees broke), geographical relevance (lake Pontch., Gulf of Mexico), and as the cherry on top, a pelican swooping over the cresting breakers could tie in a mascot/old bit of history. You could also still have a Pelican as your mascot (Hugo-esque) since the pelican could easily be in a potential Breakers logo. I love what BigDub did in utilizing basically the exact same old Breakers logo/scheme as it was one of the most unique and clever logos in all of sports history.
I would go so far as to say that New Orleans Breakers more perfect of a basketball nickname than the New Orleans Saints is a football nickname. Blasphemy, I realize... but truth.
Katrina was horrible, but it was also the best thing that could have possibly happened to New Orleans. The world works in strange ways.