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I created this really quick concept for the 2008 All-Star Game logo thread, but thought it might be fun to develop here.

This is based on the alternate logos for the All-Star Game. In my fantasy world, they would drop the name Hornets (or sell it back to Charlotte, if their owner was interested in setting aside his ego), and adopt a more local moniker:

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Initial thoughts?

EDIT: Updated image, after feedback

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Love the logos! I especially like the fleur d' les (I know I misspelled it)... The rendering of the Craw Fish looks good, however, it isn't terribly imposing. Though, I am 200 times more scared of the Crawfish than I am of the Washington Wizard!

Great concept!

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Snazzy seems like a suitable phrase to coin this concept. Definitely like it.

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The secondary logo looks really good.

I like the uniforms as well, but what is the teal on the inside of the shorts?

Also, great use of the Cincinnati Reds font(for the numbers), It looks good anywhere!

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I like the colours, and the name, but I don't like the secondary logo. Reminds me of a jester or joker in a deck of cards. Just my two cents

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I created this really quick concept for the 2008 All-Star Game logo thread, but thought it might be fun to develop here.

This is based on the alternate logos for the All-Star Game. In my fantasy world, they would drop the name Hornets (or sell it back to Charlotte, if their owner was interested in setting aside his ego), and adopt a more local moniker:

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Initial thoughts?

I agree that the animal be a bit more mean looking but if I may suggest (and I may be wrong here) but most in louisiana call them "Crawdads"

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I love those logos.

The primary sort of reminds of of the Toronto Raptors alternate with the baby raptor biting the basketball.

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Also, great use of the Cincinnati Reds font(for the numbers), It looks good anywhere!

Aw, you caught me! :blush:

I used the Reds font for the wordmark as well.

The teal on the inside happened to be part of the pattern on the template - I might just remove it altogether.

The comparison to the Raptors' logo came up on the other thread. I agree that they are similar, but think this is a much better logo. I'll repeat here what I said there:

  1. the scale on this one makes more sense (you'd think a dinosaur would be bigger than a basketball; and
  2. the crawfish is demonstrating good ball control, looking for the open man. The Raptor looks like he's trying not to fall off.

Thanks for the C&C, guys.

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I like the colours, and the name, but I don't like the secondary logo. Reminds me of a jester or joker in a deck of cards. Just my two cents

It's a good thing that it reminds you of a jester... because it is!

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Slick...but i would make red the primary, since cooked crawfish are red, alive they are a kinda muddy brown to a chocolate brown, depending on the enviroment.

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the fleur de lis is so very close to being a crawfish shape. what if you flipped the two downward pointing arms and pointed them upwards, like crawfish arms?

And I'm from Louisiana and we call them crawfish 90% of the time.

Great idea and execution.

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I agree that the animal be a bit more mean looking but if I may suggest (and I may be wrong here) but most in louisiana call them "Crawdads"

Crawdads?!?! Sorry, but I've lived here all my life and NEVER has anyone that I know EVER referred to them as "Crawdads". It's Crawfish. Every now and then you my here a "mudbug" thrown in there.

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Cool logo, horrible name.

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I agree that the animal be a bit more mean looking but if I may suggest (and I may be wrong here) but most in louisiana call them "Crawdads"

No, we don't.

...and it's amusing to see the Louisiana contingent of the CCSLC coming out of the woodwork to tell you how wrong you are. :P

BTW, slick concept Gothamite.

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