Friday, July 13, 2007

Logo Leaked

x-posted to asharksfanknits.com

The new Sharks logo has been leaked, apparently. The following image is now all over various Sharks message boards. I present to you...the Batshark!











Ok, I got "Batshark" from someone somewhere, because I am extremely uncreative, myself, and I thought it was funny and pretty accurate. No one is saying it looks like a bat; Batshark refers to the cartoonishness of the design (Batman, you know).

The general consensus seems to be that it is the bend in the stick or maybe the whole stick that makes it seem cartoonish. However, most seem to agree that it is not as bad as we had feared. I think it is pretty decent, though I would have preferred to stick with the classic logo, which was pretty good to begin with.

People who like to play with Photoshop have created different versions of this logo and it is definitely more presentable without the stick.

So, I'd like to hear what some non-Sharks fans think of this logo. Please, comment!

10 comments:

Britannia said...

I think it's not so much the bend in the stick as it is the fact that the "broken" ends of the stick are too smooth.. in the old one, aren't they all jaggedy and.. ah... broken looking?

(also, the little stick fragments make the shark look like he's got sesame seeds in his teeth.)

Tracy said...

I'm not going to give an in depth analysis of it, I'll just simply state that I liked the old one better.

Steph said...

But at least the tape goes all the way around the stick on this one!

Jordi said...

I'm sold. KICKS TOTAL ASS. SHUT UP. IT LOOKS A LITTLE CHEESY BUT I LIKE IT!

Tracy said...

Because you're a little cheesy!! :D

Shan said...

The previous logo is much better. This one looks cartoony and dumb, like it's meant for a houseleague roller hockey team.

I blame crappy market research.

Shan said...

...and Jordis everywhere.

Jordi said...

Wait, the Sharks ARENT a houseleague roller hockey team?

Jocelynn said...

Hey!

Apparently, the "market research" was the players, who think it is great. I had to roll my eyes when I read that. Yeah, they have to wear it but us fans have to look at it and buy stuff featuring it.

Heather B. said...

I don't mind it. I don't know that it's really different enough from the old logo to justify the change, but I kind of like the slightly cartoony look. I don't think it's extreme enough that it looks stupid. I'll have to see it on a jersey before I make the final call however.

But again, Buffalo fan. Everyone's logo looks like an upgrade from mine.