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Watford FC to get (or vote on) new logo

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From Footyheadlines.com:

 

English Premier League club Watford FC has invited fans to redesign the club's crest, with a view to possibly replacing it. An email was sent out to supporters on Tuesday asking fans to submit their designs for a logo that could "best represent Watford FC in the future."

 

After all designs have been collected, supporters will have the opportunity to vote on which they think is best out of six different options, including the five best fan designs and the current crest.

 

The email said that the idea was to make the club "as instantly identifiable to fans of football worldwide."

Watford FC will release further information about the process on June 13 2019, shortly after Premier League fixtures are announced.

 

For those of you not familiar with Watford FC, they are unique in that their badge carries the image of a (poorly drawn) Hart (deer) that resembles a moose. The hart is the symbol of the county in which Watford resides, Hertfordshire. That's nice and all, but the club's nickname is the 'Hornets'. They have historically flip-flopped between images of Harts and Hornets on their shirts, with a Hart being the most recent incarnation.

 

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Honestly, the hornet is probably too cool not to use. 

 

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But I also love the idea of a hart, if not this particular execution.

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56 minutes ago, Pharos04 said:

What the hell happened in 1974

A bunch of weird stuff happened to football badges in the 70s, which is how you got the Leeds United "smiley face" logo, Derby County's modernist ram, and the Nottingham Forest tree badge. 

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57 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

Honestly, the hornet is probably too cool not to use. 

 

watford_crest.jpg?itok=c3qnYsJS

 

But I also love the idea of a hart, if not this particular execution.

 

I like the Hornets nickname, but they have to

modernize beyond a look reminiscent of a middle schooler’s bug collection. 

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I didn’t mean that old logo specifically, only that hornet imagery provides lots of opportunities. This concept is quite good. 

 

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2 hours ago, Gothamite said:

Honestly, the hornet is probably too cool not to use. 

 

watford_crest.jpg?itok=c3qnYsJS

 

But I also love the idea of a hart, if not this particular execution.

 

I like the hornet myself.   Calls to mind the insects on the Boddington barrel

 

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A hornet seems the most likely outcome, although I wouldn’t mind a hart done a little better, like this concept:

 

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Besides, I’ll admit that I’m a little tickled by a team called the “Hornets” not using a hornet.  Their iconography tied to the city, pointedly not the nickname. 

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@Gothamite I like both identities.  I wonder if they could use both.  One for their primary yellow kit and the other for their change kit 

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4 hours ago, Gothamite said:

I didn’t mean that old logo specifically, only that hornet imagery provides lots of opportunities. This concept is quite good. 

 

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The way that logo is rendered looks so 'modernised', tacky and generic. Give me the old fashioned looking bug collection logo any day. Way more classy.

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That hornet concept is nice, but treads a little too close to Brentford.. I'd prefer to see Watford stick with the hart.

 

Image result for brentford logo

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20 hours ago, TenaciousG said:

RIP to the worst logo in major professional sports. I’m so happy.

The Revolution?

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22 hours ago, Gothamite said:

A hornet seems the most likely outcome, although I wouldn’t mind a hart done a little better, like this concept:

 

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Besides, I’ll admit that I’m a little tickled by a team called the “Hornets” not using a hornet.  Their iconography tied to the city, pointedly not the nickname. 

gods they were strong then.

 

sorry, havrn't gotten GoT out of my system yet :P

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On 6/13/2019 at 6:12 PM, Gothamite said:

I didn’t mean that old logo specifically, only that hornet imagery provides lots of opportunities. This concept is quite good. 

 

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The only thing I don't like about this is that it needs more red. As an American, I had no idea that European hornets had a lot of red on their bodies.

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I don't recall seeing anything like this in North America.

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14 hours ago, agentrygraphics said:

 

The only thing I don't like about this is that it needs more red. As an American, I had no idea that European hornets had a lot of red on their bodies.

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I don't recall seeing anything like this in North America.

I think we all know that North American hornets are teal and purple :P

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