The Logo above reminds me of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
1.) Make a pelican logo for the new NBA team.
2.) Suggested colors are red, gold, and navy blue, but feel free to try any color you like.
3.) Pelicans look good with hats! Maybe you should put a hat on it!
^^ This...right here...is $$$$$$$$$$$. If our actual design is anywhere like this, we'll have one of the best, most unique brands in the league. BOOK IT.
Design Brief to see if adding a hat was mentioned. I'm thinking for some reason those designers must think the Pelican looks better with a hat on. :hihi: There are a lot of nice designs there but I don't know if I'd go with the hat.
I think that making a "fierce" and 2010-ish looking "modern" logo of a Pelican we're defeating the purpose. The charm and novelty of the "Pelicans" brand is that it's goofy and unique and fun. By making the Pelican look all badass you're ruining that novelty and you're no different than the Hawks, Ravens, Seahwaks, ULM Warhawks, Eagles, Falcons, etc. etc. etc. It's a total snoozefest.
If we DO go with Pelicans it simply must be a goofy cartoon bird with a big silly grin on his face. That's the only way it works. These "fierce" looking logos suck and lack any originality.
Updating Seymour D. Fair would be better than any of these generic "Mean Pelican" looks.
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The criticism of the name so far is that it sounds "goofy" and "stupid"... and yet, every time somebody sees one of these well-designed logos, the response is typically the same -- surprised and impressed.
You throw a Vlassic pickle stork on a basketball jersey and you're basically guaranteeing your status as laughing stock.
No, but I agree with you. I get the appeal of the goofy bird, but the sleek, angry pelicans are much more of a fitting brand for today's game. I know what Wisconsin Hornet is saying, though. The problem is trying to look too old-style and cartoony will have a negative effect and make the people who thought the name was goofy feel justified in their feeling. These logos make their views less justified, because the logos are more aggressive and don't look nearly as goofy as they suspected.
Man the more I see that Pelicans jersey, the more I love the look and feel of that name. Classic and so sick, old school
Wow there have been new ones added since this morning, as well.
Wow, take the hat out and that is one classic logo.
Mean and aggressive but still cartoony.
I think this may be my favorite. Classy but aggressive, and what a great seal to use on branding. Also it uses the rumored colors.
Why the hell is the Pelican wearing a fedora?
I'm sure the one they pick will be horrible and the last one we wanted
We have to Boycot and put pressure on the Arena League and Voodoo team to give that name up before it's too late, and i'm willing to wait another year on the rebrand if we can get Voodoo.
It's kinda disheartening because NONE of these logos, no matter how much you like them will actually get used.
If Dub is truly working on it, there's still a great amount of hope that the look of the brand will redeem the negativity surrounding the name.
The logos, colors or designs should bring the name to life. Give the fan base something to embrace, brag on and rally around. Invite the fan enthusiasm and participation that come with rebranding the team Voodoo.
You only get to do this once, so lets do it right and not rush to do it, just to say we did it. If the Arena League folds with in the next couple of years, i am going to be sick and angry.