The split M reminds me of the halo on the stadium back in the day. Looks white trash and derelict.
Acceptable and Unacceptable Block M's
Kind of like the Ohio State logo
Technically, the ones at Crisler and Yost aren't listed. They'd be single border blue block m and that isn't on the page anywhere, only double border blue is on there. Maybe any single border or no border block m is considered acceptable?
Neon like the basketball unis?
on some of the video monitor animations. Maybe we should get stupid shit like this worked out internally before we release instructions to the media.
Damn. I love me some split M. I don't understand why we have to revert to the simplest M we have...looks boring. I also have no problem with the thin Bo M...I like the kind of throwback-y look. The split blue M with maize letter box is the best, though.
wore the Bo 'M' cap at his announcement conference.
The following site shows all the official logos sanctioned by the U of M and are available for download:
Isn't it unbelievable that there is an office that makes rules like this and people who get paid to implement these rules? Go figure out how to lower tuition instead of worrying about the fucking M. If you approve products with the correct M's and put the correct M's in places where they belong, then the rules wouldn't even be needed - but they can't even follow their own rule in Crisler and Yost!
A Big Plus One to you.
I hate this branding BS.
I also think it's silly to just throw all these other M's (and logos/'mascots')to the wayside. As seen by so many posts above, they carry a lot of history and tradition with them. Would be really cool to see that M with the wolverine on the court at Crisler.
wtf? A lot of famous, coveted people/players/coaches here that have apparently been disgracing the university. This list can go screw itself, imo. Most of those are FINE.
So based off thier own paper work when do they plan on using the correct color for the M?
The letter makes it pretty clear that it applies to publications - I doubt they're coming for your skinny M New Era caps (unless you wear them sideways with a flat brim and the sticker still on). And I'm assuming the floor and ice Ms stay blue.
This has been university wide policy for several years now, an the AD is either just bringing things in line or felt the need to reiterate.
I'm surprised we aren't arguing about Official Maize - they give print colors right there in the bottom left!
Wait, you mean this memo is not an all-out assault by Dave Brandon on Michigan tradition in the pursuit of the almighty dollar and we've been blowing this way out of proportion?
Color me shocked.
Those regulations have been in place for a long time; the website (http://logos.umich.edu) has been around for a while also. I think they are just reminding everyone that they exist. What surprised me the first time I looked through the site was that different "units" of the university have different "official" shades of maize and blue. What?
Yeah, the "official" colors of the university are much lighter than we think they are. More of a baby blue and faded yellow. Those have been around for about 100 years. The dark navy and deep maize colors that we are used to are from the athletic department.
There was a really interesting article on this wayyy back in '96:
Very good read. So according to that the official University colors are here:
The official athletic colors are here:
So that pretty much settles that. I must say if everything was made in the official athletic colors, they would be very good looking. I think those two colors go extremely well together. It's too bad you hardly ever find them just like this.
do I have to stop wearing my skinny M Bo hat?
So this is verboten?
I have a feeling that the band is not going to change.