Crisler Center banners feature my design (Posted here on MGoBlog!)

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on October 30th, 2012 at 9:02 PM

In the beautiful new pictures of Crisler Center, I was curious to see if they had changed the designs of the outdated looking championship banners. I posted a thread here back in March of newly designed championship banners that could potentially replace the then-current ones. I said I was going to send them Dave Brandon. (Link to thread)

I looked at the photo gallery and I'll be damned. They used my design. This may or not qualify as a cool story bro moment but it feels pretty special to be a part of Crisler Center and also MGoBlog being a part of it now too.

Exhibit A- National champions banner features the exact design I sent Dave Brandon to a T. The official NCAA font, NATIONAL CHAMPIONS in block letters, the year with the modern looking Block M underneath it.

Exhibit B- The conference championship banner design I sent had the new B1G logo on all of them in Maize. The full season instead of just one year (ex: 2011-12 instead of 2012) in Maize and the modern Block M underneath. There are minor changes in the actual banners. The B in B1G is blue with Maize outline like the home football jersey patches, the year is abbreviated to just 2012 or 1984 instead of the example I listed above.

Other then that, they look pretty darn similar. Those are just two sets of banners. I have yet to see if they used my idea for Honored Five, Final Four or NIT banners.


His Dudeness

October 31st, 2012 at 7:46 AM ^

That is genuinely a cool story, bro. To be able to point up to the banners and tell your kids or your kids kids that you designed them is pretty fucking amazing.


October 31st, 2012 at 10:09 AM ^

Not sure I agree about identical.  At least from the crazy angled pictures that are posted.  Their banner appears to have "national" extend farther across the banner than yours.


October 31st, 2012 at 3:33 PM ^

Not to be a Johnny Raincloud, but there are only a few ways to design a banner. The Aztecs and Egyptians both built pyramids, but that doesn't mean there was any contact between them. They both came up with the idea on their own. Me thinks this is most likely what happened here.


November 2nd, 2012 at 1:51 PM ^

sorry man but the generic look of the new banners is just a coincidence, I can almost guarentee Dave Brandon does not spend his days scrolling through his thousands of emails sent to him daily by fans in search of some good advice, i personally think its ridiculous that you would claim these banners were your design and yours only. That is one of the most generic designs for a banner and you act like you were the sole inventor of the design or something.