Opinion Is it time to change the Essendon logo?

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Yeah, I do have to agree at this juncture. In fairness to myself I was quite drunk when I posted that "mean" logo on page two or so of this thread (and still managed an entire coherent sentence).

Also I still like the general aesthetic of that picture. Take the hockey puck away and just redraw the front of the plane to look imposing without "mean face". Then stylize it a little to look more like a plane but keep the sleekness and obviously change orange to red, and I still think you have cool/sleek bomber that is angled correctly to be "flying up".
Agreed. The Bomber definitely needs to be flying up.
 

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Okay, just to clear things up here, I didn't mean changing the name 'Bombers'. I meant changing the design of the logo/crest/badge - whatever you want to call it. I've never liked this design:

No. It's awesome. I love it how it is. I hope we don't change it for a long time.
 

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I think it looks more sinister than the existing one.
Very nice photoshop work there tambu.
Only thing I dont like (kinda) is the missing explosion from under the plane.
But that gradient red color you have going there is very nice.
I also think how the frame around "Essendon" was better when it kind of slopes into the middle and the word "Essendon" has a larger E and N.
 

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I think it looks more sinister than the existing one.
Very nice photoshop work there tambu.
Only thing I dont like (kinda) is the missing explosion from under the plane.
But that gradient red color you have going there is very nice.
I also think how the frame around "Essendon" was better when it kind of slopes into the middle and the word "Essendon" has a larger E and N.
The all black plane makes me think that it's the shadow of the plane thats about to drop a bomb on you haha.
 

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I honestly think our current logo seems fine as it is. It looks clean, sharp & mean at the same time. The only reason anyone would think otherwise is because the logo doesn't seem appealing when you haven't played a final in 4 years, but that'll change soon.

My only gripe with the logo is the pointy end of it. I hate it... you have nice, edges above, but then you have a V shaped bottom?.... It just doesn't match in my opinion, and it seems too empty.

And I would also like the Bomber flying up, instead of the "swoop" position... a little more weaponry wouldn't be all that bad either. :p

Anyways, I edited a previous suggestion just for shits & giggles. (I cut the base because it seemed really empty after I wiped out the hockey puck. I took the face away too, but it looked soulless, so I put it back.)


I was thinking... since the word "BOMBERS" exists above the logo, maybe the word "ESSENDON" could be placed underneath along the base line?

Maybe someone could photoshop it in, I dunno. ;)
 

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Anyways, I edited a previous suggestion just for shits & giggles. (I cut the base because it seemed really empty after I wiped out the hockey puck. I took the face away too, but it looked soulless, so I put it back.)


I was thinking... since the word "BOMBERS" exists above the logo, maybe the word "ESSENDON" could be placed underneath along the base line?

Maybe someone could photoshop it in, I dunno. ;)
Good job there.

Here's a suggestion for you...
Put the word BOMBERS under the plane, following the slope, and put the word ESSENDON where you have bombers currently..but move it a little more to the right (almost touching the nose of the plane) just so that it kinda matches the placement of where you'll put Bombers underneath sloping.
Give us a squiz how that looks?
 

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that looks really cool. it could work being on kids merchandise as an unnofficial mascot/logo.
would be a perfect logo for the kids.

cant see why there cant be different 'bomber' logos for different purposes like that.....booklets, for kids, promotional rivalry matches etc.
 

LeeARM

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would be a perfect logo for the kids.

cant see why there cant be different 'bomber' logos for different purposes like that.....booklets, for kids, promotional rivalry matches etc.
well there is sort to a small extent with adult merchanise having the official logo (some of our new shirts are using our old logo) and theres our mascot(skeeta) for the kids clothes.
 

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I still dont like the idea of a face on a plane (flying shark), but here ya go....


Looks really good. The "Bombers" text doesnt quite sit right being on the angle though. I actually dont mind a face on the place. Maybe a few touch ups and it could look good as an official and main logo.
 

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essendon2008 said:
Looks really good. The "Bombers" text doesnt quite sit right being on the angle though. I actually dont mind a face on the place. Maybe a few touch ups and it could look good as an official and main logo.
flying sharks ftw!

could do some more tweaks to that....make a thicker black border right around the whole thing, and with that you could perhaps get that angled "Bombers" to be like dropping a payload a la the original puck except an AFL ball???
 

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why does the Essendon mascot look like a mosquito? Melbourne's new logo is pretty woeful also.
We have a mosquito as our mascot because a mosquito is a form of bomber aircraft.

I like our logo the way it is. Although I do like the idea of using something like gg's one for kids merchandise.
 

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why does the Essendon mascot look like a mosquito? Melbourne's new logo is pretty woeful also.
Honestly, I dont like the current logo. There's a lot not right with it. I dont like the font used for the word 'essendon', nor the shape of the whole thing, nor how the bomber is pointing down, nor the bomber itself, which looks more like a jet and it's wings look broken backwards.


The one tambu did is awesome imo. Love that deep red gradient look and the WW2 bomber. Just put the bomb blast back in (maybe) and put the slope back into the frame around "Essendon" and maybe use a more stylized font and it would be a winner imo.

The stealth bomber with the football swoosh that many of you like....that's ok, but not as sinister imo as the one tambu did. Gotta be sinister.
 

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Looks really good. The "Bombers" text doesnt quite sit right being on the angle though. I actually dont mind a face on the place. Maybe a few touch ups and it could look good as an official and main logo.
That's like our old logo & I love that mean little plane, stuff all the modern rigid ones, they are crap.
 

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