I honestly wish they would just drop the state and go with just a red or maybe even gold "I" thats how we roll on the lettermen's jackets. I think the Whirlybird without the blue looks a thousand times better and I don't understand why we just don't use that.
For what it's worth, no matter what logo we use, someone wil always be a critic. I just hope we stick with a single logo for a longer time. Frequent logo changes result in a lack of brand recognition.
I must say I am offended by the logo remarks. I'm damn proud of our logo. Not to sound cocky but I can't for the life of me think of a fansite that has anything even close to the professional looking level of ours.
I'm obviously biased but I love our logo and wouldn't change it for anything.
The logo for Cyclone Fanatic is distinctive, original and clever.
The only original, brand-able, clever logo that ISU has ever had is the wavy 'Clone of the 80's.
I like the 80's logo (In fact, I borrowed the general concept and shape in making new shirts this last year), however as some have pointed out it's associated with some bad times for our program, so it'd be a hard sell.
The point where I started to see any decency to the I-State logo (I hate I-State by the way... ISU or Iowa State. I-State doesn't roll off like K-State does...) was when I saw it on a polo shirt in the book store. Looks great on polos... still not convienced about it on the field, or it replacing the Whirly Bird holding "ISU" out on the front of Jack Trice, or some of the other prominant replacements it's being implimented for
What influences my negative reaction towards our new "I-State" comes from the disappointing "final three" that it was picked from. After all the waiting and anticipation, it was deflating. No imagination at all, all just letters or words, and no new symbols or caricatures. It's as if they drew something up in ten minutes to get three "finalists."
The I-state logo is a thousand times better. Though I didn't really think of Iowa State as "I-State", it might take a while to catch on.
at least you didn't have the monstrosity that was the fuzzy green bear. :no: