Discussion IP Australia thread

Mero

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 9, 2003
8,733
10,195
Vancouver, Canada
Other Teams
I played Ammos in the 80s
Been playing on the IP Australia site and came across some logos made in 1994 for the proposed Fremantle team.


Come on the Hammers...??

EDIT: This thread could be used as a good resource for anything you find on the IP Australia site. If you find anything that you find interesting, post it here!
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

EBUS

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 12, 2008
6,792
152
Melbourne
AFL Club
Carlton
Other Teams
Melbourne Victory
Re: What Freo were not called

Courage, Dolphins and Hammer?

Never thought i'd say this but I guess Dockers was a good choice...
 

West_Coast_Eagles

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 4, 2007
5,171
1,857
AFL Club
West Coast
Re: What Freo were not called

courage sounds like a name of a beer
dolphins sounds like a wimpy girls team name
hammer sounds like a new hardware franchise opening up

the dockers is just a sh*t but is better than those 3 why not somthing like phranas or dingo's
 

wizardwaffle

Club Legend
Aug 11, 2011
2,329
1,189
Waverley Park
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Box Hill (VFL)
Re: What Freo were not called

What would be good to see is some of the jumper designs there were for Fremantle back in 1994. I remember looking on the back page of the Herald Sun and looking at these white green and black jumpers with weird designs.
 

PAFC_04

Club Legend
Apr 29, 2011
1,739
7
Adelaide
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
Port Magpies, Adelaide Strikers
Re: What Freo were not called

Came across these a few times myself too. We should have a competition on designing guernseys for them I reckon. Dolphins would be alright but what the hell were they thinking with 'hammers' and 'courage' :confused:
 

Mero

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 9, 2003
8,733
10,195
Vancouver, Canada
Other Teams
I played Ammos in the 80s
Re: What Freo were not called

Port had names registered, but never went to the trouble of making a logo until after they had settled on Power.
Pirates, Mariners, Sharks, Power were the 4 options
 

EBUS

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 12, 2008
6,792
152
Melbourne
AFL Club
Carlton
Other Teams
Melbourne Victory
Re: What Freo were not called

Port had names registered, but never went to the trouble of making a logo until after they had settled on Power.
Pirates, Mariners, Sharks, Power were the 4 options
Port Adelaide Pirates has a good ring to it.
 

sighclone

Team Captain
Sep 4, 2011
598
5
AFL Club
Richmond
Re: What Freo were not called

Came across these a few times myself too. We should have a competition on designing guernseys for them I reckon. Dolphins would be alright but what the hell were they thinking with 'hammers' and 'courage' :confused:
Must have been a West Ham fan behind that idea.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

El_Scorcho

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 21, 2007
25,993
62,584
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
Aston Villa, San Antonio Spurs
Re: What Freo were not called

The marketing and merchandising possibilities with Port Adelaide Pirates would have been insane.

Jolly Rogers, a crowd full of people wearing eye patches and hooks for hands, Singing sea shanties in the crowd after a goal.

I love our guernseys but Power is such a bland and generic name. Pirates would have been excellent.
 

Silent Alarm

sack Lyon
Jul 9, 2010
24,175
26,465
AFL Club
Fremantle
Re: What Freo were not called

Very interesting. There's definitely a lack of information in regard to the branding decisions for Fremantle. There's almost no information. Which is strange.

Also, how do you use IP Australia? I can never find anything interesting.
 

sighclone

Team Captain
Sep 4, 2011
598
5
AFL Club
Richmond
Re: What Freo were not called

The marketing and merchandising possibilities with Port Adelaide Pirates would have been insane.

Jolly Rogers, a crowd full of people wearing eye patches and hooks for hands, Singing sea shanties in the crowd after a goal.

I love our guernseys but Power is such a bland and generic name. Pirates would have been excellent.
Could have had Captain Pugwatch for their main mascot, along with Roger the Cabin Boy...:)
 

Macca_

Club Legend
Oct 16, 2010
2,153
931
AFL Club
Collingwood
Re: What Freo were not called

Great find Mero. Very few people would've come across those logos. Courage and Hammers are shockers.
 

PAFC_04

Club Legend
Apr 29, 2011
1,739
7
Adelaide
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
Port Magpies, Adelaide Strikers
Re: What Freo were not called

Cobras would've been cool!

I've found those plenty of times before and not bothered to post it before. Surprised no-one else has found it tbh. I find them every time I use the IP Australia website. I just put in the code for the AFL into the advanced search and there are heaps of good resources :)
 

sighclone

Team Captain
Sep 4, 2011
598
5
AFL Club
Richmond
Re: What Freo were not called

Aren't there enough Australian snakes like the Copperhead (OK, they might not be deadly) that would have been better.
 

Mr Eagle

I like to watch.
Jun 2, 2001
28,483
15,141
Melbourne
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
GWS
Re: What Freo were not called

Come on the Hammers...??
Carn the Hammer!

Interesting that they initially applied for the plural name but only had the singular version on a logo.

Other names that never got off the ground:

Fremantle Union
Fremantle Stokers
Fremantle Mariners
 

PAFC_04

Club Legend
Apr 29, 2011
1,739
7
Adelaide
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
Port Magpies, Adelaide Strikers
Re: What Freo were not called

Union? WTF!?!
Don't even know what a stoker is either :eek:

Freo's brand really was a failure for the first 10+ years! Good to finally see it start to take some nice shape :)
 

Top Bottom