in Brian's thread on this very topic?
Unofficial B10 Logo Thread
You've actually made it worse. How is that academic? Are we going for the newspaper logo look? I don't mean to be rude, but...
sorry guy, this isnt good.
U-G-L-Y, you ain't got no alibi.
You ugly, yeah yeah, you ugly. WOOOO!
I am not digging the Ten being indented so much and totally off center. Good try though.
It had to be right?
Of course, what do I know, I can only do stick figures.
'A' for effort.... and that's about it.
That being said, I appreciate your enthusiasm.
BTW. Are you high?
Comment thoroughly enhanced by the Towlie avatar.
You tried and it's better than what I would have done.
I'm going to assume you're stoned and tell you this is absolutely wonderful with the explanation.
Any chance you are an Iowa Hawkeye about to be suspended/kicked off team/transferring?
Edit: when I started typing that would have followed the 'are you high?' comment....never mind.
No offense, but I think this is worse than the real one, which is pretty bad.
The Big Ten Barber Shop?
I think he was going for the candycane which makes sense because of the holidays, but barbershop works too.
Maybe the guys who came up with this one should get a shot at it.....
that is flat out whacked.
I mean how do you not realize what's going on in that picture when you're making it? I just dont understand. That took what, a couple months to get finally published as their logo, and at no point in that did the realize what it looks like? Not one person said ahhhh we might want to rethink that a little? NO ONE?? Just hard to fathom.
Tell me you can look at it and not start laughing. I've showed my wife the logo like 5 times and each time I crack up. And you're right - somebody got paid a LOT of money to come up with....with......with that.
laughing so hard i double-posted. Damn that's funny.
i bet that guy totally thought he was making something awesome and didnt realize it sucked until he showed it to other people. not that i know from recent personal experience or anything.
Funny. But sad. I'm sure there were people who saw that BUT were probably members of a group run by stuffy, pretentious, self-absorbed nitwits (sound familiar???) who would react with brazen hostility to any dissent. Imagine the meeting going like this:
Normal Person: Hm hey people, you know, I'm looking at this and --while you know I think it's REALLY GREAT-- also it might be taken the wrong way by some people. Kind of looks like the dude is getting blown, you know?
Idiot Narcissist: I don't think it looks like that at all! You're just a pervert! How could you think that?
Normal Person: Well, I'm not sayin'. I'm just sayin', you know? Just sayin'.
Idiot Narcissist: NO ONE ELSE WILL THINK THAT!! YOU ARE A CRAZY PERSON FOR THINKING THAT ABOUT THIS IDEA TO WHICH I HAVE BECOME ATTACHED! EVERYONE ELSE WILL SEE IT MY WAY RAAAAARRR!!! [eats normal person's brain]
Why doesn't that poor kid have any arms for goodness' sakes!?
Alright, back to the drawi...you know what nvm. back to watching TV.
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Haha he's definitely kidding. I enjoyed the blunt representation of MSU's inferiority complex, though.
Oh, I see what you did there. I expect this coming from a guy with a Schmitts Gay avatar.
this one pretty much sucks...
So it kind of ended up as more of a seal then a logo, but here's my entry. This was done in about an hour in Microsoft Publisher and touched up in MS paint.
Your corn kinda looks like Bert (from Bert and Ernie fame) with his face half covered.
The corn, book, and cleat are all just clipart. I wanted the logo to be able to be reduced to black and white so as to be readable after being copied. The book is for academics, the cleat for athletics, and the corn for the farming history of the area and the land-grant schools. The Apollo capsule signifies the great engineering schools in the conference and the role Big Ten alums played in the program with Neil Armstrong and the U of M crew on Apollo 15. The stars and roses are pretty self-explanatory.
A logo like this would be perfect I think. It just needs to look a little more professional with better pictures. +1
No offense but I think the OP found a worse logo than the one Delaney gave us.
Edit: This was intended for the first design not the one directly above me, which I think is kind of cool.
submitted in the other thread also:
Er, I'm gonna assume the stars are basically guesstimated?
Hows about something like:
This is the ugliest thing I have ever seen
Ted is big.
Imagine you come home someday, and as fate would have it, there is an enormous amount of water spewing from beneath your kitchen sink. Now, let's also assume/imagine that you, yourself, have no knowledge of plumbing. It's clear that this is a problem that needs a professional solution, so what do you do?
HAVE A CONTEST!!!
"Hey everyone, I'm holding a contest to see who can do the best plumbing on my kitchen sink! The winner will get a free turkey sandwich and the rights to wash his hands in my kitchen sink for an entire year!! And I'll tell everyone that you did the work for about three months!"
Right? No, of course not.
You wouldn't hold a contest to fix the sanctity and safety of your home, and you wouldn't open it up to the public for their best solution. YOU CALL A PROFESSIONAL PLUMBER and you pay him for his services, because it's a job worth doing right the first time.
So often (and especially over the last decade when everyone became something called a 'desktop publisher') suddenly branding, or graphic design as a whole, is taken for granted. DESIGNERS ARE PROFESSIONALS who know their business, and yet so clients feel it is permissible to simply open things to the public for a quick (re: cheap) fix. And then five or six months later they're going crazy trying to retrofit the work into usable applications, or even pay a professional to fix it.
So personally, I'm not a fan of the 'logo contest,' and I think it only helps to water down the aesthetic quality of the business world around us. If you don't like what a professional designer did, that's another argument, but this thread reinforces the concept that it isn't as easy as it looks and maybe, just maybe, it's worth being taken seriously both as a service and as an occupation.
(/End of Soapbox rant)
Six Zero, I love you man, but if the first plumber comes by, installs a new sink, and the next day the sink is spewing water again and there's a foot of water on the floor, you don't just say, "well, a professional did that, I should take the job he did very seriously." You get someone else to fix it. All it really proves is that it does in fact require more effort than an hour of fiddling around on the desktop, but if they came up with a good logo in the first place that would've been self-evident already. Sure, it's not as easy as it looks. But it shouldn't look that easy in the first place.
there's always something to be said about hiring the right plumber in the first place.
I know Brian showed a little love for the Pac10 logo-- I'm an acquaintance of sorts with the guy responsible for that-- and I know he had nothing to do at all with the new conference logo.