Well , it's not exactly the logo itself that "terrifies" Carolyn Luby, but the traits she sees represented by the new logo. As Luby, puts in her open letter to UConn president Susan Herbst,
Instead of giving ... problematic aspects of male athletic peer culture at UConn a second look or a giving the real face of athletics a true makeover, it appears that the focus of your administration is prioritizing the remodeling of the fictional face of the Husky Logo.
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What terrifies me about the admiration of such traits is that I know what it feels like to have a real life Husky look straight through you and to feel powerless, and to wonder if even the administration cannot “mess with them.”
So I took Brian's suggestion a bit too seriously and decide to make my own B10 logo. Let me know what you think, and let's use this thread for any logo submissions.
A couple of things: The "i" is divided into 12 pieces. The piece that looks like it has a raging inferiority complex represents michigan state. The arrogant one is us. The gradient at the bottom was included to represent the rich past, steadily moving into an exciting, wide-open future. The "Ten" is intentionally in a somewhat more elegant font than you'll see on any other conference logo -- it's intended to represent a collective focus on academics that is largely unique to the Big Ten. The lightish blue, sadly, is there out of neccessity. The other options were pink, teal and brown.
Yes, I know this was a bit of a waste of time.
(Ed-I fail at internets. The links go to the images supplied by the Michigan Football twitter account.)
My thoughts: Meh.
I liked the hidden 11 in the old logo, and hoped there would be one in this, but it's not terrible.
The second logo, a horizontal shortening, is awful and needs to be destroyed.
I was in a golf proshop recently and saw a display of these golf ball marking gadgets called Tin Cup.
It's a simple idea. It's a steel cup that you snap onto a ball and then use a sharpie to fill in a cutout in the steel. They offer the opportunity to customize your cutout template and my immediate thought was an iconic rendition of the maize helmet wings. (I'd buy a sharpie in the closest available color to maize.)
They want $40-60 to do a custom cut. (If they were smart, they would already be all over this idea of sports logos; maybe they don't want to hassle with licensing issues.)
Anyway, I'll pay the premium because this just seems too cool to pass on. Shit, a good dozen balls can cost over $50 -- why not dress them up?
Could someone point me somewhere that I can cut and paste some artwork?
Lets see your Michigan wall art!
Picked this up at a sports store in Toledo that's moving locations on a nice little sale. Sorry, I know the pic is a little fuzzy. Phone camera.
That's my first piece of hangable Michigan wall art of any sort. My wife says a poster of Michigan stadium is no go until I build my man cave. I guess this is artistic enough to put near my computer. Four eras of Michigan logo stiched on felt. Beautiful!