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The name is dumb, but that's just Brandiose's thing. I completely expect it every time I hear they are responsible for the designing process of a new identity.

 

I don't hate the logos, but there's too many and some are a little too detailed, which was already brought up. But at least they say Montana... Right?

 

3 hours ago, TheHealthiestScratch said:

Am I the only one that thinks the moose head logo is similar to the sod poodles logo? Reminds me of a reskin for a character that you see in a video game that is unlocked when you complete enough challenges. 

 

What? You don't like the anthropomorphic animal with the grinning teeth and menacing stare all the time?

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There was a preview of the paddle heads hats on Twitter from milb promos. They had the state one (looked like it belonged at an outdoor store), a white panel front with the oars logo (ok I guess) and the full logo (too crowded on the front panels). Maybe I’m just not into the name, logo, or loss of osprey or all the above.

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I was only wondering what was taking so long with this one. The Osprey had a classic 90s MiLB logo, which also meant there wasn't a lot of room for fun things and promotions. They were a prime target for Brandiose.

 

This could be a lot worse, though, when it gets down to it. I kinda like it, for a Brandiose identity (in other words, thick lines and grimacing animals notwithstanding).

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Here's a pic of the Montana logo on a hat from some guy on Twitter. The embroidery isn't half bad I don't think.

 

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At large sizes, the logos will be fine.

 

If that logo was on the side or back? Yeah, that would be an issue.

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2 hours ago, monkeypower said:

Here's a pic of the Montana logo on a hat from some guy on Twitter. The embroidery isn't half bad I don't think.

 

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You can see from the International Space Station just how Chinese AF that cap is 🤢

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I’d like to hear from people in Montana to gauge excitement or lack thereof over the PaddleHeads. 
 

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On 11/4/2019 at 11:14 AM, DC in Da House w/o a Doubt said:

http://news.sportslogos.net/2019/11/04/a-river-runs-through-it-introducing-the-missoula-paddleheads/

 

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Whole bunch of alternate logos in the article too.  Including this one:

 

MPH-peace.png Seems like a lot going on 

 


The colors are nice and fitting for a team based in Missoula (IIRC aside from Great Falls no Pioneer League team has worn green, and even then the Voyagers mostly use it as trim), but everything else checks off the list of Brandiose cliches.


Large, jewel-like eyes? Check

Comic book-like toothy smirk?

Mascot that, at least on the surface, has no ties to the team name? Check.

Plethora of logos? Check.

City nickname word mark? Check.

 

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The logo package is okay, the colors I really like, but I think they’d be much better off as the Moose, rather than the Paddleheads

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4 minutes ago, CaliforniaGlowin said:

Paddle Heads sounds like another locally "inspired" name like the Sod Poodles.

It sounds like an insult that you would call someone who I don't know, canoes all the time?

 

It also sounds like some kinda local brewery beer name. "Try our newest IPA, Paddlehead!"

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9 minutes ago, chcarlson23 said:

It sounds like an insult that you would call someone who I don't know, canoes all the time?

 

It also sounds like some kinda local brewery beer name. "Try our newest IPA, Paddlehead!"


Bravo.  I’d like to try one of those PaddleHeads.

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Can't stand this. As much as I loved the Trash Pandas, I hate this as much. Osprey was a fine name and yes the logos have been dated to some extent but it is a very unique and beautiful bird. You could create a very classy and timeless package for Osprey. As someone mentioned, Paddlehead almost sounds like an insult.

 

If they wanted to change to the Moose, that would have been fine too.

 

This is Brandiose gone too far. I wish more minor league teams would partner with a cool outfit like Simon Studios. Their work for the Redbirds and Tarpons was fantastic. It didn't require a ridiculous name and 20 logos.

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9 hours ago, monkeypower said:

Here's a pic of the Montana logo on a hat from some guy on Twitter. The embroidery isn't half bad I don't think.

 

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So if I told you this was a $40 MiLB hat and not a $10 hat from bass pro shop, you’d believe me?

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I took a look at average MiLB attendance figures for this past season, 7 out of the bottom 10 have the same names as MLB teams, two of the bottom four being the Blue Jays.  Granted they are all in the low level leagues, but they don't generate any excitement.

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broke: we should break up Facebook
woke: we should break up Brandiose

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On 11/2/2019 at 8:20 AM, eastfirst107 said:

Indeed.

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Time out--how old is this photo? I recognize some of the names in that caption--in particular Jack McKeon, who I presume is the same free- spirited, fun-loving, stogie-bitin' Jack McKeon who skippered the three-headed-monster-led '03 Florida Marlins past the Yankees for the World Series title?!

 

Okay, now to the rest of this...

 

On 11/4/2019 at 10:14 AM, DC in Da House w/o a Doubt said:

http://news.sportslogos.net/2019/11/04/a-river-runs-through-it-introducing-the-missoula-paddleheads/

 

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Whole bunch of alternate logos in the article too.  Including this one:

 

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I need somebody to help me out on this one here, particularly the name. "Paddlehead"? Mmkay. And as for this alternate logo above, I racked my brain trying to figure out why I was looking at one broken paddle up underneath the other one--i presume that orange thing is supposed to be an inner tube?-- and then I ran across this on the mothership regarding said alternate logo:

 



One of those things that makes Missoula special is that it’s something of a hippie town, as Klein described it. For that reason, one logo evokes a peace symbol made of paddles and an inner tube.

 

The peace symbol has been an iconic symbol of Missoula for a lot years,” Ellis said. “For many years we had an actual peace symbol on the mountain range overlooking the city. “

We kind of stand alone in the state of Montana as a relatively liberal community,” Rush said. “It’s a university town, lots of outdoor activities, lots of organic lifestyles.”

 

*bolded emphases mine.

 

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(If not for the fact that I've actually seen that giant peace sign on the hillside going through Missoula for myself, I'd have probably glossed right over that part.)

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Now, with all that said, and in accordance with several previously stated observations of recent Brandiose work, well...

 

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...Yeah I can definitely see a certain recurring theme or two here--most notably, the side smirk/grimacing teeth thing, which I'm guessing at this point must well be an unstated Brandiose trademark, not unlike Nike's opposing-cornered jersey number thing. 

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