Opinion It is time, we changed the Essendon logo

ghostdog

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I reckon current our logo rocks, as did the eighties one. Not really a fan of the cartoon ones though...

If it's to be redesigned i reckon the view needs to be from a low angle, looking up towards the front/side and taking in part of the wing... to make it look massive, powerful and menacing.

Logos from the recent past show an angle from above making the bomber look small and reducing it to a symbol, rather than emphasising the characteristics of it. The image at the addy below is a good example.

http://www.defenselink.mil/dodcmsshare/homepagephoto/2007-02/hires_hires_070212-F-6256P-007b.jpg


...in red and black/greyscale if need be. All would be well if everyone shared my vision:D

For what it's worth port's logo's a bit boring, gc's was a bit gutless, wb's isn't anything special and melbourne's has gone missing.

Best logos around are ours, north, hawks, cats, and saints and carlton for their classic traditional styles.

Lions, freo, adelaide, sydney, richmond, collingwood - time for a change.
 

Enki

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If you put an angry face on a plane it will be one of the worst.
No faces on planes!
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".
 

ghostdog

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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.
 

OzBomber

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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.
 

GG.exe

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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.
 

B-Bomber

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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.
 

GG.exe

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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?
 

GG.exe

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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.
 

essendon2008

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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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