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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New Miami Marlins logo latest uniform leak

My freakin’ eyes!

The latest security breach came last night, when the Marlins’ new 2012 logo began circulating. At first it wasn’t clear whether it was legit or just some Photoshopper’s concept, but Uni Watch has confirmed that it is in fact the real deal. This is what the team will be wearing next year when it’s rebranded as the Miami Marlins.

Joe Sheehan:

I don’t get the hate for the new Marlins logo. It’ll fit right in with the rest of Major League Lacrosse.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 21, 2011 at 03:18 PM | 152 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: September 21, 2011 at 08:02 PM (#3932154)
What in the name of Conine.
   2. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: September 21, 2011 at 08:04 PM (#3932156)
We knew orange was coming. We knew a de-emphasis on teal was coming (is that still teal?). We knew art deco disco ball style was coming. We knew we'd lose the F and, heck, you can't just change the letter, so we'd lose the basic design. We knew the Fish as we know him would be gone.

We were not prepared for yellow.

Also, the general asymmetry.
   3. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 21, 2011 at 08:10 PM (#3932161)
   4. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: September 21, 2011 at 08:15 PM (#3932166)
Oh dear God someone should be put to death for that.
   5. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: September 21, 2011 at 08:15 PM (#3932167)
THIS is what they're spending Masters Steinbrenner's money on now? For shame.
   6. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: September 21, 2011 at 08:16 PM (#3932168)
Also, strange of them to switch to Miami Dolphins colors the day they leave Joe Robbie.
   7. DA Baracus Posted: September 21, 2011 at 08:20 PM (#3932184)
A child could do better.
   8. Dale Sams Posted: September 21, 2011 at 08:20 PM (#3932186)
As I said at SB, I can't believe they're ditching the teal they wore while winning two championships.

I guess I can pretend these are some sort of alternate universe 1979 throwback unis...that they'll wear all year.
   9. Accent Shallow Posted: September 21, 2011 at 08:21 PM (#3932187)
This is a hoax, right? Right?!

That's just laughably bad.
   10. ColonelTom Posted: September 21, 2011 at 08:21 PM (#3932188)
Well, it's bold. I'll give it that.
   11. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: September 21, 2011 at 08:23 PM (#3932192)
Reminds me of the Westin "W" hotels.
   12. vortex of dissipation Posted: September 21, 2011 at 08:24 PM (#3932196)
The new Marlins logo is not the ugliest sports scheme using orange, blue, yellow, and white. Seriously.

2007 Renault F1 car
   13. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 21, 2011 at 08:24 PM (#3932200)
The fish-swoosh I think is OK, and the font on the M isn't terrible, but whoever picked these colors should be shot.
   14. SoSH U at work Posted: September 21, 2011 at 08:25 PM (#3932201)
You wonder if, now that the unfortunate leak has happened and the reaction to such an accidental event has taken place, if any kind of tweak may be in the offing.
   15. Sweatpants Posted: September 21, 2011 at 08:26 PM (#3932202)
Who has the worst current uniforms in MLB? I think it may already be the Marlins.
   16. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 21, 2011 at 08:26 PM (#3932203)
MY EYES, THE GOGGLES DO NOTHING!


Maybe a little music will help wash it out?
   17. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 21, 2011 at 08:29 PM (#3932210)
Reminds me of the Westin "W" hotels.


I was thinking it was either like a campground that had a hokey Native American theme, or an amusement park logo. MARLINWORLD!
   18. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: September 21, 2011 at 08:31 PM (#3932218)
For some reason that logo reminds me of something I'd see at the airport.
   19. Shredder Posted: September 21, 2011 at 08:31 PM (#3932219)
I actually don't mind the logo itself, but four distinct colors is about one, possibly two, too many. They gotta lose the yellow. Even without the yellow, the colors aren't great, but with the yellow, it's pretty awful.
   20.     Hey Gurl Posted: September 21, 2011 at 08:34 PM (#3932231)
Is the swoosh thing supposed to represent both a Marlin and the state of Florida? That's mildly cool, if so. Someone should render a monochrome version so that I can look at it long enough to form an opinion.
   21. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 21, 2011 at 08:36 PM (#3932236)
What the hell was wrong with teal?

I liked the teal ...
   22. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: September 21, 2011 at 08:46 PM (#3932259)
It doesn't help that there's already a team in the division that uses blue and orange as its colors. Why did they need such a wholesale change in the first place?
   23. DA Baracus Posted: September 21, 2011 at 08:49 PM (#3932265)
Why did they need such a wholesale change in the first place?


The same reason any team changes jerseys: to sell more of them. In the Marlins case, 75 more.
   24. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 21, 2011 at 08:51 PM (#3932269)

Is the swoosh thing supposed to represent both a Marlin and the state of Florida?


I don't see the state of Florida. Oh god, its like the Expos logo all over again. Why must logos be magic eye posters?
   25. Dale Sams Posted: September 21, 2011 at 09:02 PM (#3932287)
I'm guessing part of the swoosh and colors is supposed to reflect art deco, and they didn't have the guts to go with sea-green and flamingo pink.
   26. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: September 21, 2011 at 09:03 PM (#3932288)
Are they becoming the Miami Marlins next year? For some reason I have it in my head that that was part of the stadium deal.
   27. phredbird Posted: September 21, 2011 at 09:05 PM (#3932291)
this has the look of something that gone done over so many times because the client simply did not know what he wanted that the original idea is completely lost. there is probably some graphic designer out there who is on his second or third bottle of maalox over this.
   28. Random Transaction Generator Posted: September 21, 2011 at 09:08 PM (#3932296)
there is probably some graphic designer out there who is on his second or third bottle of maalox over this.

If his name's attached to that, then maybe it should be hemlock instead.
   29. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: September 21, 2011 at 09:13 PM (#3932304)
this has the look of something that gone done over so many times because the client simply did not know what he wanted that the original idea is completely lost. there is probably some graphic designer out there who is on his second or third bottle of maalox over this.


Are you suggesting that Jeffrey Loria might be difficult to work for? Come on now, don't be silly.
   30. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 21, 2011 at 09:14 PM (#3932306)
Who has the worst current uniforms in MLB? I think it may already be the Marlins.


No, I think it's still the Padres' camo alternate jerseys. A nice sentiment, but a terrible look.
   31. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: September 21, 2011 at 09:15 PM (#3932309)
We hate it now, but that M will be a hero when Homer uses it as an anchor to stop a runaway monorail. Now the Astros have to change their logo to an inanimate carbon rod.
   32. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 21, 2011 at 09:15 PM (#3932310)
Oh god, its like the Expos logo all over again. Why must logos be magic eye posters?


When I was a kid, I always wondered why the Expos' logo said "elb".
   33. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: September 21, 2011 at 09:18 PM (#3932314)
I don't like the Diamondbacks unis. I hate that maroon color.

And, per a local affiliate, the name is changing to the Miami Marlins.
   34. UCCF Posted: September 21, 2011 at 09:18 PM (#3932315)
Reminds me of the Westin "W" hotels.

I still want an upside-down Whataburger when I see it.
   35. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 21, 2011 at 09:19 PM (#3932317)
Oh god, its like the Expos logo all over again.

Yep. When I saw this I thought bastard child of the '70s Expos logo and Astros uni.
   36. BDC Posted: September 21, 2011 at 09:24 PM (#3932320)
Astros uni

You gotta admit if they just do this with their blue white yellow and orange, they will make a permanent impact on baseball history.
   37. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 21, 2011 at 09:25 PM (#3932322)
Here is one of the players modeling the new caps.
   38. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: September 21, 2011 at 09:27 PM (#3932325)
Those guys are right out of "Boogie Nights". I am expecting them to exercise Option J and say "I'm a big, bright, shining, navy blue star"
   39. Group Captain Mandrake Posted: September 21, 2011 at 09:27 PM (#3932326)
OK, I just showed this to my 12 YO son, the biggest Marlin fan on the planet (OK, not that much competition), and his reaction? "Eeeewwww! That's HORRIBLE!!"
   40. Steve Sparks Flying Everywhere Posted: September 21, 2011 at 09:28 PM (#3932328)
For some reason I think of Grand Theft Auto-Vice City when I look at the logo. And cocaine.
   41. Steve Sparks Flying Everywhere Posted: September 21, 2011 at 09:34 PM (#3932333)
Apparently the Jays might be getting a new logo as well.
   42. NJ in DC (Now with Wife!) Posted: September 21, 2011 at 09:42 PM (#3932346)
When I was a kid, I always wondered why the Expos' logo said "elb".

Wait...they didn't? (This is an entirely serious post)
   43. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: September 21, 2011 at 09:53 PM (#3932353)
The Expos logo has an "e" and a "b" in it for Expos and baseball, but the L is merely negative space. We turn it into an L because we don't see that the whole thing is supposed to be shaped like an M (I didn't see that it was an M until well after the Expos ceased to exist), and we know there must be SOME explanation for that white shape.

Who has the worst current uniforms in MLB? I think it may already be the Marlins.

There aren't many bad ones anymore. We're in a period of blandness. The Blue Jays' lettering that's half blue and half some charcoal/steel-gray color makes most of their jerseys look awful, and their powder blue pullover outfits look pretty cool but also look pretty silly because the shirt and pants are the same color. Keep the throwback top, use white pants.
   44. Dan Posted: September 21, 2011 at 09:58 PM (#3932357)
I like that Blue Jays logo a lot.
   45. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: September 21, 2011 at 09:58 PM (#3932358)
It doesn't help that there's already a team in the division that uses blue and orange as its colors. Why did they need such a wholesale change in the first place?

I think half the teams in the NBA have blue and orange or blue and yellow color schemes right now. Maybe baseball is following their lead. Better than following the lead of the NFL and ending every makeover with a boring combination of red, blue, and gray, like the Angels, Twins and Nationals have been doing.
   46. ??'s Biggest Fan! Posted: September 21, 2011 at 10:03 PM (#3932363)
The creative director of the agency who did this should hang his head in shame. This looks like the one logo design you knew you shouldn't show the client because you know if they picked it, it'd be a disaster, but you promised to deliver X mount of options and you're out of ideas, so you need to stick this in the presentation.
   47. BDC Posted: September 21, 2011 at 10:11 PM (#3932366)
worst current uniforms

I've said this before, but the Rangers don't have a uniform. Oh, all the Rangers wear the same thing on a given night, but it could be red, white, blue, grey, or mix-n-match. I believe the starting pitcher gets to choose, and I guess the only constraint is that they can't wear "home whites" on the road. This makes it difficult to even have an opinion about their uniform. Their typography is meh, if unoffensive, the cap has a "T" (interesting choice), the tailoring looks like anyone else's, and the only real touches of interest are the high socks on David Murphy and Ian Kinsler.
   48. Bob Evans Posted: September 21, 2011 at 10:12 PM (#3932369)
there is probably some graphic designer out there who is on his second or third bottle of maalox over this.

Or, possibly, second or third bottle of Danimals.
   49. JE (Jason) Posted: September 21, 2011 at 10:13 PM (#3932370)
Hey, give the Marlins credit for unconventional thinking. I wonder what's next: exhibition games and an all-night rave on Ibiza?
   50. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: September 21, 2011 at 10:17 PM (#3932371)
Just change the yellow part to orange and change the blue back to teal and I think you are fine. As is, they'll look clownish.

I like the new Jays logo as well. Sticking with what works.
   51. Sweatpants Posted: September 21, 2011 at 10:25 PM (#3932379)
The Expos logo has an "e" and a "b" in it for Expos and baseball, but the L is merely negative space. We turn it into an L because we don't see that the whole thing is supposed to be shaped like an M (I didn't see that it was an M until well after the Expos ceased to exist), and we know there must be SOME explanation for that white shape.
I would just like to point out that it wasn't until this year or last year that I was aware of an e or a b. All I ever saw was the m.
   52. rr Posted: September 21, 2011 at 10:27 PM (#3932380)
The original Miami Marlins' colors were blue and orange, back when they were a minor league team. Some pix of the look are on Google. The yellow needs to go, and I think the M looks like the logo for a huge oil company.
   53. rr Posted: September 21, 2011 at 10:30 PM (#3932381)
I have read the Expos logo actually "said" "clb" or "cb" for Claude Brochu.
   54. asinwreck Posted: September 21, 2011 at 10:31 PM (#3932382)
As someone who thinks the Astros, Padres, Blue Jays, and Mariners had far more interesting uniforms 30 years ago, this has potential. I'd rather see a team loudly stick out than blandly fit into a cookie-cutter design aesthetic. And, as unusual uniform choices go, Steve Garvey looked better as a taco than Heath Bell looks in desert camouflage.

That said, I liked most of the teal & black variations the Marlins have used over their history. Seemed a good counterpart to their expansion partners' purple & black.
   55. zachtoma Posted: September 21, 2011 at 10:38 PM (#3932387)
OK, I love the hell out of this. It's ambitious, it doesn't look like something any other team is wearing, and it couldn't be less generic: our sports aesthetics are in something in a crisis, hospitable only to focus-group blandness and winking faux-retroism - this appears to be neither of those things and for that the Marlins deserve credit. It's a perfect mirror image of Tampa Bay's 2008 makeover, which is maybe the most insultingly pitiful in the history of America's Big 4 sports leagues. Keep the yellow, idiosyncrasy doesn't kill you.
   56. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: September 21, 2011 at 10:50 PM (#3932395)
Zachtoma makes a good point. There's too much blandness nowadays. The colors aren't that bad.

The shape is no good. Looks like a stylized mountain range, not so appropriate for Florida. Combined with the colors it reminds me of the NHL's Colorado Rockies.
   57. JE (Jason) Posted: September 21, 2011 at 10:57 PM (#3932398)
The shape is no good. Looks like a stylized mountain range, not so appropriate for Florida. Combined with the colors it reminds me of the NHL's Colorado Rockies.

It seems cosmopolitan to me.
   58. Dale Sams Posted: September 21, 2011 at 11:07 PM (#3932403)
winking faux-retroism - this appears to be neither of those things


I'm guessing you never played Atari.
   59. DA Baracus Posted: September 21, 2011 at 11:18 PM (#3932416)
There's too much blandness nowadays. The colors aren't that bad.


The logo is bland and the colors don't go together. There's nothing to like about this.
   60. BDC Posted: September 21, 2011 at 11:22 PM (#3932421)
Re: the Expos hats: shades of the Wittgensteinian rabbit-duck. I never saw anything except a mess till I was about 40 years old (I was 10 when the Expos came along) and then I suddenly saw the M and never again "unsaw" it. It seems that if anything is that bivalent for observers, it is both bizarrely inappropriate as a logo and actually kind of fiendishly cool as well.
   61. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: September 21, 2011 at 11:27 PM (#3932424)
Fake leak or worst MLB logo ever made?
   62.     Hey Gurl Posted: September 21, 2011 at 11:29 PM (#3932427)

Zachtoma makes a good point. There's too much blandness nowadays. The colors aren't that bad.

\
This is incorrect. Yellow is always bad. Everywhere and on everything. Yellow cars should be outlawed.
   63. Shredder Posted: September 21, 2011 at 11:38 PM (#3932435)
I like that Blue Jays logo a lot.
Am I the only guy here over 20? That's just their old logo, with some small tweaks.
   64. Jeff Frances the Mute Posted: September 21, 2011 at 11:39 PM (#3932436)
The M and the fish look ok, but don't really fit together. Very unbalanced.

The colors are a problem. The blue fits well enough with either the yellow or orange, but the yellow and orange do not work together.

My guess on the leak is that someone who doesn't like this logo (and is involved in the process) leaked it hoping that it would be trashed publicly and then killed or reworked.
   65. DA Baracus Posted: September 21, 2011 at 11:40 PM (#3932438)
Fake leak or worst MLB logo ever made?


From the excerpt:

"At first it wasn’t clear whether it was legit or just some Photoshopper’s concept, but Uni Watch has confirmed that it is in fact the real deal."
   66. Karl from NY Posted: September 21, 2011 at 11:46 PM (#3932442)
I'll agree with #55. It's not so horrible. The yellow is the only problem; if that were just a continuation of the orange instead, I think it could actually look pretty sharp.

Try this version I made, with orange spliced in, and the thickness of the white M increased a bit.
http://www.dos486.com/misc/marlins.png
   67. Karl from NY Posted: September 21, 2011 at 11:49 PM (#3932445)
Yellow cars should be outlawed.


With one exception, the VW Beetle. Those look fine in any bright color.

But yellow Mustangs (which are inexplicably common) should be outlawed twice. Why in the world would you pay up for a decently boss car like that and get it in pansy yellow?
   68. zachtoma Posted: September 21, 2011 at 11:54 PM (#3932450)
I'm guessing you never played Atari.


Because I'm curious where you're going with this... that's true, I never played Atari.

Try this version I made, with orange spliced in, and the thickness of the white M increased a bit.
http://www.dos486.com/misc/marlins.png


Well, I might have to eat my words, I'm not sure it doesn't look better without the yellow.

Also, didn't see the bit about the new Blue Jays logo until now - that's also a big improvement, I think their look from 2004-present has also been one of baseball biggest stylistic blunders. I just hope it's not the 2nd logo shown on the page - tired of teams trying to make the animals in their logos look more angular and aggressive, "meaner" animals.
   69.     Hey Gurl Posted: September 21, 2011 at 11:58 PM (#3932462)
OK, I love the hell out of this. It's ambitious, it doesn't look like something any other team is wearing, and it couldn't be less generic:


So would a completely random scribble; that doesn't mean it doesn't look like ass.
   70. zachtoma Posted: September 22, 2011 at 12:04 AM (#3932477)

So would a completely random scribble; that doesn't mean it doesn't look like ass.


Ass would be an improvement on prevailing trends in uniform/logo design, that's what I'm saying - homogenization is killing us right now (though not 1/10th as badly as in the NBA). When people take uniform designs like the re-booted Nationals or the new and improved Tampa Bay ______ Rays more seriously than they do this, it's disheartening. This is just a cap logo, and one it's entirely possible to design a nicely composed uniform around - I hope they follow through on it.
   71. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: September 22, 2011 at 12:23 AM (#3932523)
It's hard to evaluate the logo independent of the uniforms. For example, if this is the logo, what color is the cap? The fact that it's an unconventional design doesn't make it bad, but I'm trying to picture this logo on a non-black background and it's tough.
   72. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: September 22, 2011 at 12:31 AM (#3932532)
Re: the Expos hats: shades of the Wittgensteinian rabbit-duck. I never saw anything except a mess till I was about 40 years old (I was 10 when the Expos came along) and then I suddenly saw the M and never again "unsaw" it. It seems that if anything is that bivalent for observers, it is both bizarrely inappropriate as a logo and actually kind of fiendishly cool as well.

The old Brewers logo is an even better example of this--the "m" and "b" are very clear once you see them for the first time (unlike the "M" in the Expos logo, which I still have to strain to see). But it took me a few years of following baseball to notice them.
   73. zachtoma Posted: September 22, 2011 at 12:40 AM (#3932546)
unlike the "M" in the Expos logo


I had the opposite experience with this logo. I only saw an M and had to strain to see the letters that compose it, even once I knew what it said.
   74. Karl from NY Posted: September 22, 2011 at 01:12 AM (#3932591)
I had no idea there was an "e b" in the Expos logo until this very thread. I always knew it from childhood as an M, and thought the "elb" was just a joke.

And I never saw the "m b" in the old Brewers glove logo until a year or two ago on BTF.
   75. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: September 22, 2011 at 01:24 AM (#3932620)
My Fritz Lang inspired alternate logo:

Marlins!

:D
   76. Accent Shallow Posted: September 22, 2011 at 01:28 AM (#3932628)
I thought the Expos' logo was supposed to be "cdb" for "Club du baseball", forming an "M", which stands for "Montreal".

No?
   77.     Hey Gurl Posted: September 22, 2011 at 01:40 AM (#3932659)

No?


Probably not, since if they were going to use another language it would likely be French.
   78. Steve Sparks Flying Everywhere Posted: September 22, 2011 at 01:57 AM (#3932692)
Try this version I made, with orange spliced in, and the thickness of the white M increased a bit.

http://www.dos486.com/misc/marlins.png


I believe you were inspired by this.
   79. flournoy Posted: September 22, 2011 at 02:05 AM (#3932707)
I generally prefer bright colored logos anyway, but I love this logo. I'm still angry with the Marlins for ruining their awesome uniforms with all the black they added. Black is a bad choice for almost every team.
   80. Banta Posted: September 22, 2011 at 03:16 AM (#3932802)
Post 1 in this thread was the perfect reaction.
   81. Coot Veal and Cot Deal taste like Old Bay Posted: September 22, 2011 at 03:30 AM (#3932813)
I had no idea there was an "e b" in the Expos logo until this very thread. I always knew it from childhood as an M, and thought the "elb" was just a joke.

And I never saw the "m b" in the old Brewers glove logo until a year or two ago on BTF.


The one example of this type of design that I found stunning was/is the arrow in the FedEx logo...

and imo, Toronto's current logo and uniforms are far and away the worst in MLB.
   82. Coot Veal and Cot Deal taste like Old Bay Posted: September 22, 2011 at 03:42 AM (#3932817)
I think the new Marlins logo looks somewhat better against a teal background
   83. boteman Posted: September 22, 2011 at 03:43 AM (#3932818)
Black is a bad choice for almost every team.

Especially a team that plays in south Florida. Hot, steamy, balmy, sweaty south Florida. With the teal background it pretty much screams Collins Avenue.

I don't suppose this is a "leak" so much as it is what's considered a "trial balloon" inside the Beltway. A way to float ideas anonymously to see how much they get shot down. That David Sampson is one cunning little...guy.
   84. boteman Posted: September 22, 2011 at 03:44 AM (#3932819)
The one example of this type of design that I found stunning was/is the arrow in the FedEx logo.

You must have missed the spoon in the logo. With all the emphasis MLB has placed on discouraging the use of performance-enhancing drugs, they wouldn't want surreptitiously to encourage the use of coke now would they?
   85. Tuque Posted: September 22, 2011 at 03:49 AM (#3932824)
When I was a kid, I always wondered why the Expos' logo said "elb".

Oh yeah. I remember that. Something about that always drove my little-kid-mind crazy. I could never figure out what that had to do with anything or what it meant or if I should even be seeing it at all.
   86. Textbook Editor Posted: September 22, 2011 at 04:09 AM (#3932832)
The Expos logo has an "e" and a "b" in it for Expos and baseball, but the L is merely negative space. We turn it into an L because we don't see that the whole thing is supposed to be shaped like an M (I didn't see that it was an M until well after the Expos ceased to exist), and we know there must be SOME explanation for that white shape.


I'm almost 40. Tonight was the first time I saw the "M" on that cap in my whole life. Beyond weird.
   87. Athletic Supporter can feel the slow rot Posted: September 22, 2011 at 04:24 AM (#3932843)
The one example of this type of design that I found stunning was/is the arrow in the FedEx logo.


The Big Ten logo surely deserves some kind of dishonorable mention.

This Marlins jumble of random colors is an objective abomination.
   88. boteman Posted: September 22, 2011 at 04:28 AM (#3932846)
When I was a kid, I always wondered why the Expos' logo said "elb".

That's in honor of "Doc" Emmett Lathrop Brown.
   89.     Hey Gurl Posted: September 22, 2011 at 04:31 AM (#3932850)
I always assumed that it somehow said "expos" but that I could only make out the e.
   90. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: September 22, 2011 at 04:32 AM (#3932852)
ew.
   91. Eric P. Posted: September 22, 2011 at 06:10 AM (#3932872)
Am I the only guy here over 20? That's just their old logo, with some small tweaks.


Exactly, and that's why it's perfect. No desperation by the folks at Rogers to "make it their own", to make a big splash. It's just a clean, smart, modern upgrade of the beloved original logo. It's friggin' wonderful.
   92. OsunaSakata Posted: September 22, 2011 at 09:51 AM (#3932884)
It doesn't help that there's already a team in the division that uses blue and orange as its colors.


Orange is an afterthought. That team's colors are more accurately described as black and blue.

Black is a bad choice for almost every team.


Especially that team in Queens.
   93. Dan Evensen Posted: September 22, 2011 at 11:03 AM (#3932889)
OH GOD MY EYES
   94. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: September 22, 2011 at 11:53 AM (#3932896)
The one example of this type of design that I found stunning was/is the arrow in the FedEx logo.

You must have missed the spoon in the logo.


There is no spoon.
   95. OsunaSakata Posted: September 22, 2011 at 12:12 PM (#3932902)
The one example of this type of design that I found stunning was/is the arrow in the FedEx logo.


You must have missed the spoon in the logo.

There is no spoon.

Look between the lower case "e" and the "d".
   96. Coot Veal and Cot Deal taste like Old Bay Posted: September 22, 2011 at 12:23 PM (#3932906)
dunno if the spoon thing is intentional or not... here's an interview with the guy that designed the FedEx logo...

btw, that interview's from a site called The Sneeze, which features Steve, Don't Eat It!.
   97. Rusty Priske Posted: September 22, 2011 at 12:26 PM (#3932909)
I am glad they are changing their logo...

...but this... this is not good...
   98. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: September 22, 2011 at 12:52 PM (#3932921)
The Expos logo has an "e" and a "b" in it for Expos and baseball, but the L is merely negative space. We turn it into an L because we don't see that the whole thing is supposed to be shaped like an M (I didn't see that it was an M until well after the Expos ceased to exist), and we know there must be SOME explanation for that white shape.


I have looked over the years and I STILL can't find the "M". I don't care what anyone says, that says "elb" and that's all there is too it.
   99. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 22, 2011 at 12:55 PM (#3932925)

I thought the Expos' logo was supposed to be "cdb" for "Club du baseball", forming an "M", which stands for "Montreal".


I thought it was "expos le beisbol" which I guess doesn't really make sense since that means "Expos, the baseball", right?
   100. Blastin Posted: September 22, 2011 at 01:04 PM (#3932933)
Baseball in French is just "baseball," and yeah, that wouldn't make sense.

For what it's worth I thought it said "lb" forever until someone told me otherwise. I was like "pounds? But they must use kg in canada! Why is weight on the hat?"

So, yeah, it was stupid.

But I think it's just "M" with bad colors, actually.

Oh no, wait, apparently: "The answer, as I was repeatedly informed, is that it's not "elb", it's that I'm a blind and/or drunk idiot and it's a stylized "M" with an "e" on the left part and a "b" on the right part. They stand for "Expos de Montréal Baseball" and they're also the initials of the team's original owner, Edgar M. Bronfman."

YOU ARE TRYING TO DO TOO MUCH IN A VERY SMALL SPACE.
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