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I think the double blue is what bothers me the most. I would have loved to see them emphasize green more in their logo and uniforms. Forest green jerseys with neon green for the tree pattern and pale blue trim.  
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14 minutes ago, mafiaman said:

Google "Kensington Runestone" and that may help explain the funky A...

You mean the thing that academics all agree is a forgery?

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The Wolves could have eliminated the need for double-blue by making the ball gray and making the wolf white.

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13 minutes ago, Ice_Cap said:

You mean the thing that academics all agree is a forgery?

 

I grew up in that area. We all pretty much knew it was a fake. Still didn't stop us from having a museum based around it :)

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trust me, there have been much worse things than museums built up over falsehoods. 

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1 hour ago, Funkatron101 said:

I think the double blue is what bothers me the most. I would have loved to see them emphasize green more in their logo and uniforms. Forest green jerseys with neon green for the tree pattern and pale blue trim.  
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Wow!   Much better.  The Tulane-like color palette is way underused in sports.

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1 minute ago, mjd77 said:

 

Wow!   Much better.  The Tulane-like color palette is way underused in sports.

I figured a Bucks fan may appreciate it!

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It's a stretch, but you can kind of see it.

 

Throwing aside the whole "inspired by" spiel, IMO the font is pretty nice.  I think it could translate pretty well to the jersey front, especially in one-layer white on navy. 

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3 minutes ago, oldschoolvikings said:

It's a stretch, but you can kind of see it.

Most runic alphabets I've seen draw that rune as slanted to one side, but a straigh ^ isn't out of the question.

 

Either way that run's dual symbolic meanings are "wild oxe" and "strength." Neither of which have anything to do with wolves, Minnesota, or wolves in Minnesota. Regardless of what Nike-speak the designers throw at us.

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The A only bugs me because they also have a V in their name and with the way they're both positioned the two characters are more or less pointing in the the same direction so my eyeballs' first impression is those are the same letter. I would've just thrown a horizontal bar on there and not worried about it. It's a big visual risk for a reward that is, what exactly? I don't like it. If they were the Minnesota Timberdogs then it wouldn't have that instant vibration. 

 

It feels like one of Fraser Davidson's SB Nation logos that a team decided to use for real. 

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5 hours ago, Pharos04 said:

 

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Why not just go with something like this:

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It would still work in a similar way but also gives the timber aspect.

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13 minutes ago, hettinger_rl said:

Why not just go with something like this:

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It would still work in a similar way but also gives the timber aspect.

I was actually working up something along these lines.  new colors with the old wolf and treeline.  Would be much better than what they're going with.  great work

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Shots fired.

 

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9 minutes ago, nash61 said:

Shots fired.

 

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Man if the Glendale Cluster:censored:s are ragging on you, you know you dun goofed

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Seriously, the Coyotes thing is stupid. The Wolves have essentially had this as their secondary for YEARS, only facing the other way and NOW that it is facing the same way people are flipping out about it?

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This isn't bad, but there's one thing I keep thinking might make it work a little better.

 

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A slight rotation to let the A without the crossbar point straight up--or, if you will, north.  The wolf also feels like it's at a more natural angle.

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1 hour ago, oldschoolvikings said:

Alphabets_Futhark_Nordic_Runes_01.jpg

 

 

It's a stretch, but you can kind of see it.

 

Throwing aside the whole "inspired by" spiel, IMO the font is pretty nice.  I think it could translate pretty well to the jersey front, especially in one-layer white on navy. 

 

i like it. if thats where they started, i think its a fine execution. obviously you're not going to make a typeface out of those symbols, so taking note of the angles, tall straight lines, and monoweight of them i think they made a really nice font out of it all. very nice way to take something old and form a new idea

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27 minutes ago, Mockba said:

This isn't bad, but there's one thing I keep thinking might make it work a little better.

 

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A slight rotation to let the A without the crossbar point straight up--or, if you will, north.  The wolf also feels like it's at a more natural angle.

 

i almost like this. but in this context, A points/represents north, so what does that say about the V? it has to become a pointer as well and i think theres too much negative connotation. if you allow the A to just be an A and the entire alphabet to be rune inspired, you don't have to worry about it. it is kind of visually pleasing to see the A point due north, but the meaning doesn't work for the team name– especially when spelled out horizontally. 

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