Evolution of the Hartford Whalers logo

first_img Share on other sites Posted October 18, 2012 Forums Home 8,685 All Activity Next Forums Home Location:Calgary AB Canada Share on other sites By NickRJ325, October 17, 2012 in Sports Logo News That was such a great logo before they ruined it with the unnecessary outlines. Island_Style 102 STL FANATIC Page 1 of 2   altosax29b Norva 22,645 4,324 SportsLogos.Net Members Followers 0 Favourite Logos:North Stars it’s very interesting how the artist’s centerpiece was the W with the negative space H, and he actually fluctuated between using a whaling spear and an actual whale tail.He no doubt chose the more visually pleasing one, but I can tell you I’d have gone back and forth over and over about what the “right” choice was. The original, in a way, may actually represent the nickname better.I’d have probably screwed it up by trying to use both in the logo.Yeah, it’s tough to know when to let go of a good idea, and the spear is a very good idea. The whale tail is just a better one. 18,003 Favourite Logos:North Stars Share on other sites Members Share this post 3,803 4,324 Gothamite 0 362 Members 2 Posted October 18, 2012 53,285 posts Share on other sites 1,812 0 Evolution of the Hartford Whalers logo STL FANATIC 22,645 22,645 Link to post 71 Members Share on other sites Posted October 18, 2012 18,003 That was such a great logo before they ruined it with the unnecessary outlines.And ruined it by moving to hillbilly country. Share this post Share on other sites 3,803 Share on other sites Share this post Gothamite And being southern does not equate to any of those four things. But anyways, back to the topic, it’s very interesting how the artist’s centerpiece was the W with the negative space H, and he actually fluctuated between using a whaling spear and an actual whale tail.He no doubt chose the more visually pleasing one, but I can tell you I’d have gone back and forth over and over about what the “right” choice was. The original, in a way, may actually represent the nickname better.I’d have probably screwed it up by trying to use both in the logo. Members 10,243 posts Posted October 18, 2012 0 3,803 Morgan33 11,362 posts 57,915 posts BBTV Link to post Share on other sites altosax29b 23 0 0 Members That was such a great logo before they ruined it with the unnecessary outlines.I disagree. Hartford’s identity was better before the color change but the logo was still just as good. The core concept, which is what made it great, was unchanged. I apologize for any decorum Posted October 17, 2012 That was such a great logo before they ruined it with the unnecessary outlines.And ruined it by moving to hillbilly country.I’ve never considered NC hillbilly country, weird. Kevin W. Location:Fernandina Beach, Fl Share this post Link to post Posted October 17, 2012 Sports Logo News STL FANATIC SCL Share this post King of Consistency 362 22,645 #Grateful Share on other sites Share on other sites 102 WSU151 All Activity That was such a great logo before they ruined it with the unnecessary outlines.Agreed. Someone here called the 1992 update a toilet seat, which it turns out is something that sticks with you just as much as the revelation that there’s an H in the negative space. You never unsee it.That was such a great logo before they ruined it with the unnecessary outlines.And ruined it by moving to hillbilly country.Agreed. Going to Tampa and Dallas is one thing, but if you’re going to use some of your footprint on small markets, at least use it on small markets where there’s ice and an established love of the game. I can’t believe someone somewhere ever said “man, I gotta get in on this Raleigh thing.” But I’ve already said too much.I’ve never considered NC hillbilly country, weird.Raleigh is heavy on the transplants (I believe the locals refer to the suburb of Cary as “Containing All Relocated Yankees” or something witty) in search of software companies and comparatively inexpensive real estate, but I wouldn’t want to venture off the reservation. Location:Mpls, MN 26,195 145 0 962 posts 8 posts Link to post Members Prev Posted October 17, 2012 Sign in to follow this   0 Posted October 17, 2012 Members 71 TheOldRoman Share on other sites Page 1 of 2   Share on other sites Share this post 16,613 posts the admiral 163 18,003 Morgan33 SportsLogos.Net Gothamite Share on other sites Favourite Logos:Wild, Whalers, North Stars, Avalanche WHAT DID YOU SAY ABOUT MY JAGS? Members 26,195 0 Gothamite 26,195 Link to post BBTV Gothamite Share on other sites NickRJ325 C’mon, guys. I agree that wasn’t called for, but that conversation has died out. Let it. Share this post 57,915 posts 0 Well, I havent seen anything on here yet about it but here is what the original Whalers logo looked like, and the owners actually approved it too, but the graphic artist thought he could do better. So here is the evolution of the Whalers logo.Being from Hartford, CT. I find this cool. 0 STL FANATIC King of Consistency 21 five boroughs, one City. 0 4,324 Share this post And being southern does not equate to any of those four things. But anyways, back to the topic, it’s very interesting how the artist’s centerpiece was the W with the negative space H, and he actually fluctuated between using a whaling spear and an actual whale tail.He no doubt chose the more visually pleasing one, but I can tell you I’d have gone back and forth over and over about what the “right” choice was. The original, in a way, may actually represent the nickname better.I’d have probably screwed it up by trying to use both in the logo.Well wouldn’t the client make the decision after seeing the two designs? 22,645 0 Posted October 17, 2012 Posted October 17, 2012 Share this post Posted October 17, 2012 NickRJ325 Norva 26,195 Either way, they were smart to listen to him. 15,125 posts Share on other sites 1 0 22,645 102 Sports Logos Posted October 17, 2012 TheOldRoman Buffalo 1,292 22,645 Members Share on other sites Members Share on other sites Distinguishing between hillbilly, redneck, hick, and cracker is sort of like talking about how a girl can be attractive, cute, pretty, or hot, but the visual aids aren’t as pleasant.I agree. Bigotry IS cool. Posted October 17, 2012 Share this post 26,195 Being Southern does not = hillbilly you know… Gothamite Posted October 17, 2012 Island_Style Share this post Location:DC area 0 53,285 posts Share this post 1,292 6,795 posts WSU151 Link to post five boroughs, one City. Share on other sites Share on other sites 53,285 posts the admiral the admiral Link to post 22,645 924 posts 0 andrewharrington Members 362 22,645 1,038 posts 12,401 posts Recommended Posts Kevin W. Share this post the admiral 0 46,552 posts And being southern does not equate to any of those four things. But anyways, back to the topic, it’s very interesting how the artist’s centerpiece was the W with the negative space H, and he actually fluctuated between using a whaling spear and an actual whale tail.He no doubt chose the more visually pleasing one, but I can tell you I’d have gone back and forth over and over about what the “right” choice was. The original, in a way, may actually represent the nickname better.I’d have probably screwed it up by trying to use both in the logo.Well wouldn’t the client make the decision after seeing the two designs?Well, in a typical design process, yeah, there’d probably be a few options. But you never show a design you don’t want chosen.That said, this doesn’t sound like a typical process. The logo was designed, the Whalers liked it, and then the designer wanted to go back and do more. Kinda sounds like the designer was a trusted friend or something and they were willing to let him do his thing. 163 Buffalo Location:CLE · IND · PDX 1,292 Link to post Go To Topic Listing Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Members Share this post 23 Link to post Initialisms Suck Members That was such a great logo before they ruined it with the unnecessary outlines.I disagree. Hartford’s identity was better before the color change but the logo was still just as good. The core concept, which is what made it great, was unchanged.Concept can only take you part of the way there. Execution takes you the rest of the way. This logo (and most others) suffer when outlines are added without need. Share this post Link to post Link to post Posted October 17, 2012 0 Link to post 145 Members Link to post 1,255 posts 1,812 163 Sports Logo News Link to post 145 22,645 five boroughs, one City. Members Share this post 145 2 Location:Philadelphia, PA 0 A bunch of psychic porn star midgets who were all nude Members Share this post That was such a great logo before they ruined it with the unnecessary outlines.I disagree. Hartford’s identity was better before the color change but the logo was still just as good. The core concept, which is what made it great, was unchanged.Also disagree. The logo was greatly improved in 1992 with the addition of grey. The only mistake was making the away jersey primarily navy instead of green. Members 0 Distinguishing between hillbilly, redneck, hick, and cracker is sort of like talking about how a girl can be attractive, cute, pretty, or hot, but the visual aids aren’t as pleasant.I agree. Bigotry IS cool.Well, it is hipster to love every race but white people. Posted October 18, 2012 That was such a great logo before they ruined it with the unnecessary outlines.I disagree. Hartford’s identity was better before the color change but the logo was still just as good. The core concept, which is what made it great, was unchanged.The core concept didn’t change but by no means is the logo just as good with the outlines. It’s pretty much the quintessential perfect logo without the outlines. With them it’s a notch down but still very solid. 26,195 Distinguishing between hillbilly, redneck, hick, and cracker is sort of like talking about how a girl can be attractive, cute, pretty, or hot, but the visual aids aren’t as pleasant. Posted October 18, 2012 3 Next 145 1,812 Members Gothamite 22,645 145 Link to post Link to post Link to post 53,285 posts Share this post 17,487 posts 0 andrewharrington 0 23 1 five boroughs, one City. Evolution of the Hartford Whalers logo Sports Logos Nm – irrelevant Posted October 18, 2012 Link to post I apologize for any decorum Gothamite Share this post Members Prev 1 8,685 8,685 Posted October 18, 2012 This topic is now closed to further replies. Link to post Followers 0 Sign in to follow this   Posted October 18, 2012 15,125 posts 71 Evolution of the Hartford Whalers logo SCL 22,645last_img

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