New Crew Logo - what would you like to see

Discussion in 'Columbus Crew' started by CrewV Man, Sep 19, 2013.

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What do you think should be on the new Crew logo?

  1. Keep it the way it is

    20 vote(s)
    16.3%
  2. Hard Hat guys

    17 vote(s)
    13.8%
  3. No Hard Hat guys

    41 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. The word "Crew"

    34 vote(s)
    27.6%
  5. The word "Columbus"

    83 vote(s)
    67.5%
  6. 1996 or 96 or MCMXCVI

    61 vote(s)
    49.6%
  7. Round shaped crest

    8 vote(s)
    6.5%
  8. Shield shaped crest

    35 vote(s)
    28.5%
  9. Ohio shaped crest

    35 vote(s)
    28.5%
  10. Picture of the Skyline

    24 vote(s)
    19.5%
  11. Santa Maria

    22 vote(s)
    17.9%
  12. Consistent Font

    29 vote(s)
    23.6%
  13. Scalable - looks good small on a scarf as well as large on the side of the building

    51 vote(s)
    41.5%
  14. Crew colors only - Black, Yellow, Grey and White

    67 vote(s)
    54.5%
  15. Add or delete colors

    5 vote(s)
    4.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. CybrSlydr

    CybrSlydr Member

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    Now something more traditional like THAT is what I like. Well done!


  2. SteveUSSF_ref8

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    Here's a much more simpler look. This one is quickly becoming my personal favorite. The skull and cross hammers gives the "Crew" a whole new and different direction.

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  3. CybrSlydr

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    lol Not bad, aside from being a near-direct copy of the LA Galaxy logo. ;)

    I dunno about just the skull - dunno if it really fits into the Crew "theme".
  4. cam5fc

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    Agreed on all points. The only slight exception is the Crew "theme". If you consider the Crew theme to be what RW made our playoff chances into, it's dead on balls accurate.
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  5. CybrSlydr

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    I guess it depends on how we want the logo to be perceived.

    Do we want something hip and modern? Do we want something unique? Do we want something regal-esque that harkens to something like the EPL logos?

    Personally, I'd go the route of class and traditional like an EPL logo (Man City, Cardiff City, Norwich, etc).
  6. KCbus

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    By the way... I was talking about making changes to the current badge.
  7. ZipSix

    ZipSix BigSoccer Supporter

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    I'd consider switching clubs.
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  8. Placid Casual

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    Cardiff? Traditional logo? hahahahahahaha.

    Maybe we can change colours as well?
  9. CybrSlydr

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    When I look at that, that's the kind of thing I think of when I think of a traditional crest.

    Mr. Tan has no place in this conversation.
  10. Psycho_Derek

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    I am not sure we are allowed to discuss how europe does things.
  11. CrewV Man

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    What is with the skulls? When did we become hard working pirates?
    While I can program computers I am absolute crap with any picture program. I have always liked the Flag Lady's Crew Nation Flag. http://www.flagladyusa.com/columbus-crew-nation-burgee.html#.Usq48fRDt8E
    What about soccer ball surrounded by a black C which is surrounded by a yellow C?
    It might look too much like Colorado C in the flag.
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  12. eboe

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    Well, we DID have Gino Padula on our MLS Cup winning team as far as pirates go...
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  13. cam5fc

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    Yo Ho Ho....
  15. eboe

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    I am just pissed he never made good on his promise of taking photos dressed up as a Crew Pirate with his foot on a chest holding the SS, MLS Cup trophy and the Eastern Conference trophy. He said that if we won MLS cup, he would do it. It would have been epic beyond belief.
  16. kgilbert78

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    I just realized that was a Ritz cracker earring.... Massive.
  17. equus

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    Design discussion/exercise...

    I've been to Columbus a few times but I'm not a native. I've read Wikipedia entries about the history of Columbus. Given that Precourt is going to keep the name "Crew" and not change colors, I wonder what there is about Columbus and the area that is something that can be represented in a new crest/badge/logo that goes away from the "hard working, blue collar" mantra in the current one, if that's what is desired by PSV.
    • Even though named after Christopher Columbus and the Santa Maria replica being there, I and probably many outside of there don't necessarily think of that when they think of Columbus, Ohio nor associate it with the Crew.
    • State Capitol, but there are 49 other state capitols.
    • Civil War - name taken by NHL team
    • Buckeye - let's not go there :)
    • Downtown skyline - not notable outside Cbus (although nice)
    • German influence, but so does Cincinnati and lots of other places
    • no soccer balls in logo
    Most of the other MLS logos/names have something most people think of that represents their area -- Colorado (mountains), Houston (Dynamo/energy), LA (Galaxy/"stars"), Dallas (steers/cattle), Seattle (Space Needle), Portland (axe, timber industry), Vancouver (stylized whitecap mountains), Chicago (fire dept. emblem), and so on.

    To me at this time, any new badge with the name and colors intact -- without any reference to hardhats or workers -- would almost have to be something relatively generic, a la Bayern Munich, BVB or actually quite a few Bundesliga-style crests.

    I'm not saying it has to have meaning outside Columbus, but considering PSV is not from there I don't see it being something like what I've seen so far. But I love seeing the concepts. :)
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  18. ZipSix

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    The stadium is our club's claim to fame. 1st of a trend. Quadrennial host of most important home qualie. Ugly, but ours.
  19. eboe

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    I think the emphasis on this not being a blue collar town is missed by anyone who has never been to the south side or the west side, and seen all of the manufacturing and transportation in this town. What makes Cbus what it is is not any one thing, but the dichotomy of the different groups here. We have a large glbt population, a vibrant arts scene, and also a large population of people from a more rural upbringing who work in those manufacturing type of jobs, as well as a large immigrant population from multiple sources. While not exactly a cultural melting pot like NYC, we certainly have a hard time defining Columbus as just any one thing, and that makes things even more difficult to encapsulate. Can we have a construction sign as our badge? ;-)
  20. ZipSix

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    Youre right eboe, if the crest doesn't feature a mustached hipster drinking a craft beer, I'm out.
  21. ZipSix

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    The crest should also feature a person complaining about their taxes or something. Maybe a picture of a voter voting down the first couple stadium initiatives. Or a picture of whoever that guy is who is trying to kill the Blue Jackets and the entire Arena District so he can pay 0.002% less taxes.
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  22. eboe

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    Nice, Zip.
  23. cam5fc

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    so this then....

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  24. POdinCowtown

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    The guy trying to kill the annual payments to Nationwide Arena is Jonathan Beard. He's a writer (and I think editor) with the Columbus Free Press. He's a lefty and opposed to corporate welfare. He doesn't want his taxes cut he wants public money spent differently on things like low income housing. So don't confuse him with a Tea Party type who wants lower tax rates.
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  25. ZipSix

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    Thanks for this. I'm a lefty too. This guy is a total embarassment.

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