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New Seattle Seahawks alternate logo

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Lifelong Seahawks fan here. I HATE this logo. As McCarthy pointed out, it combines flat elements with 3D elements and thus is basically some sort of M.C. Esher tragicomedy.

This is the Buffaslug of Seattle sports logos. 

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I just got the news. Yeah... that's totally what I needed to see first thing in the morning...

 

Having said that, once we all get used to it, it should turn out to be a great alt logo that goes nicely with the helmet logo. Looks good enough on the hat anyway.

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4 hours ago, McCarthy said:

here's why theirs looks so goofed up - Instead of redrawing it from the forward angle and giving it Seahawksian features someone took the vector of the current profile view logo, cut it about halfway through the beak, used some combination of warp and free transform tools and then reflected it, merged them together, used perspective transform to angle it downwards, gave it some head lumps and drew some beak details. 

 

I was able to more or less recreate it in about 15 minutes using a Seahawks vector I found online. 

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Wow.  That's so much better.

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4 hours ago, McCarthy said:

here's why theirs looks so goofed up - Instead of redrawing it from the forward angle and giving it Seahawksian features someone took the vector of the current profile view logo, cut it about halfway through the beak, used some combination of warp and free transform tools and then reflected it, merged them together, used perspective transform to angle it downwards, gave it some head lumps and drew some beak details. 

 

I was able to more or less recreate it in about 15 minutes using a Seahawks vector I found online. 

 

 

I'm waiting until someone does this for all the profile-head NFL teams. If it's that simple to make, it's bound to happen soon

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10 hours ago, Chawls said:

 

 As previously stated, the head shape is more serpentine than avian. For comparison, here's a head-on shot of an actual "Seahawk" (known more commonly as ospreys ). One can notice almost immediately how much more rounded the head is than that of the logo above. 

 

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20 hours ago, Germanshepherd said:

Seahawks Facebook posted this. 

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It actually resembles Eagles, of all birds. I can't find any other bird with that look:

 

Image result for bald eagle face

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12 minutes ago, daveindc said:

It actually resembles a Bald Eagle, of all birds. I can't find any other bird with that look:

 

Image result for bald eagle face

 

The flat head of the "seahawk" is just really odd.  Neither the osprey nor the bald eagle have heads shaped like that.

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Looks like that Eagle puppet from the Muppets.

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1 hour ago, daveindc said:

It actually resembles Eagles, of all birds. I can't find any other bird with that look:

 

I can...

 

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29 minutes ago, shaydre1019 said:

To be fair this is a better representation of what the Seahawks were going for - not real life bald eagles. image.png.4b0b2d74f5e693df4e8e2f8c9dd32f08.png

 

Except those are far more rounded than the Seahawks' turtle head.

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39 minutes ago, shaydre1019 said:

To be fair this is a better representation of what the Seahawks were going for - not real life bald eagles. image.png.4b0b2d74f5e693df4e8e2f8c9dd32f08.png

 

I'm not sure they were actually going for that...it seems like more of a coincidence that their frontal logo happens to look vaguely like totem pole imagery.  

 

If they really wanted to make it look like something from a totem pole, they could have done that, but they didn't. 

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I don't think it's a coincidence. The original was supposed to resemble a totem pole and the update just made it look angrier and italicized and the forward facing logo is just the profile logo mashed to look 3 dimensional.

 

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This has nothing to do with that. My significant other gave me an AJ Green Bengals color rush jersey for my birthday this past weekend. It's the sublimated kind, which I've decided I prefer to the regular Nike replicas. It's lighter and more like a tshirt, but still looks like the thing it's supposed to. If I'm wearing a Nike replica I'm already not wearing an authentic cut jersey and the only difference is the lack of mesh side panels (that are ENORMOUS on the Bengals replicas) and screen printed numbers and stripes which are kind of tacky (read: sticky, not gaudy) and irritating anyways. 

 

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