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North Dakota Rebrand **UPDATE Jersey Mock-Ups**

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This is a concept that I've been rolling around for a few years, but haven't quite had the skill set to pull it off. The Nokota horse is a breed that is historically connected to the settlers and natives of North Dakota. They are horses that carried Sitting Bull's people and the horses that helped break the ground for crops.

For my concept I found a suitable pose and tried to give the same style as the, no banned, UND logo. First up is just the sketch.

University of North Dakota Nokotas

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huh that is an original name for North Dakota hmm.... can't wait to see the logo in colors

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I love the name. It doesn't really roll off the tongue, but who cares. I have followed this closely and am really sad to see the Sioux mascot leave, since I love the logo and the kelly green and black. Great work.

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Not to drag this off topic, but since the Spirit Lake Sioux approved the use of their imagery, couldn't UND conceivably bring back the logos and call themselves the Fighting Spirit?

If not, Nakotas is a great nickname for North Dakota and your logo looks awesome... can't wait to see it colored.

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Spirits! either both names are great for this university! Maybe you can try both names and see how every one liked it

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Very nice job, excited to see how this develops.

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Nokota is a cool name but it totally feels like a portmanteau of North + Dakota. And yes, I know that's NOT where it came from. I'm not sure what the etymology of the word is, but in English it feels kind of like if the Mountaineers suddenly became the West Virginia Weginias.

That being said, I'm excited for the concept.

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Nokota is a cool name but it totally feels like a portmanteau of North + Dakota. And yes, I know that's NOT where it came from. I'm not sure what the etymology of the word is, but in English it feels kind of like if the Mountaineers suddenly became the West Virginia Weginias.

That being said, I'm excited for the concept.

There are two possibilities on the source of the name, though it's not known which is the right answer. One is in fact the combination of North and Dakota like how you mentioned, the other is if it was named after the Nakota people. However, being that Nakota is spelled different, it's most commonly assumed that it is just a combination of North and Dakota.

As a UND fan and alum, I will be watching this thread. Nokotas has been thrown around quite a bit as a nickname option though there are a few reasons why it isn't a greatly accepted option, but I won't let it spoil your fun. :)

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I am excited to see how this turns out - great idea!

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The horse has a relaxed look, gazing over the landscape of North Dakota. I like this concept a lot and the nickname Nokota, which is unique.

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Here are my colored versions. I made the 1st one more like the 2000 warrior logo, lots of strokes. The 2nd is more like the later version, less strokes. Let me know what you think!

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hmm....

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Are there any specificities that anyone would like to touch on? Any questions about the choices?

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Here is another look that sort of combines the 2. I also added more green. As I said in the first post, I'm trying to stay in the same style as the old (now banned) warrior logo.

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I think you did too good of a job translating the previous logo into your current one. It makes me think of the warrior "morphing" into a horse. Kind of like some kids show were the characters power is the ability to change into an animal and back to a human. I wouldnt change the logo but I would probably not use the skin tone from the previous logo. Again thats just what I'm seeing every time I look at the logo. Im probably in the minority.


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I think you did too good of a job translating the previous logo into your current one. It makes me think of the warrior "morphing" into a horse. Kind of like some kids show were the characters power is the ability to change into an animal and back to a human. I wouldnt change the logo but I would probably not use the skin tone from the previous logo. Again thats just what I'm seeing every time I look at the logo. Im probably in the minority.

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Ok, I can understand that. Does anyone think that using green in the horse's color would be too drastic?

Something more like this:

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If you go that route I would probably remove the yellow accents and just work with shades of the team colors.

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