New club badge

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by TheDon, Nov 21, 2018.


Should our badge be changed?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. Don't Care/Neutral

  1. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Hornets to me are a bit longer and more aggressive less cuddly

    Perhaps a softened version of our 5 sided shape that’s a bit more rounded? You know like Arsenal did when they simplified their design

    I like the less red
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2019
  2. CarlosKickaballs

    CarlosKickaballs Forum Picarso

    They've already chosen my badge why don't you stick to drawing sheep porn
  3. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Does it have to be a weekend ?
    Would rather they got this irritating habit out of the way during the working week.
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  4. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    The hornet design is dreadful. Did you really expect to get positive feedback or is this a wind up?

    If you spent any money on your design training then I feel really sorry for you. What a waste.

    Just completely awful stuff.
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  5. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    Your image may be misconstrued as a hornet with red on their shorts.

    Controversial in these parts, to say the least.
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  6. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    I suppose people might look at other applications of a Hornet. Like those used by the Wosley Hornet club or USS Hornet Athletic Club


  7. Far too safe and conventional

    I’m afraid it’s a no from me
  8. Every single representation of a hornet I've seen has either been some childish anthropomorphic angry wasp with 'arm' muscles or a feeble line image of what could be any flying insect. The only one that would be remotely acceptable is the abstract image at the top of this page.
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  9. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    These artistes are soooo temperomental.....

    Where was that nicked from @Meister?
  10. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    IIRC Admin v2.0 replaced the original that I'd drawn up. Not sure if it's bespoke or purloined I'm afraid. Admin v3.0 may well have the original files.
  11. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Leave the 1881 out of this.
  12. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Not sure a dead dessicated hornet on a car radiator grill gives the right image...
  13. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    No I agree the Hornet is a difficult image to use. I quite like the USS Hornet sports club effort. Put 1881 where it says Sports Club, replace the word Hornet with Watford and use black and yellow and a dash of red, and you might get near a winning effort.
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  14. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Or something ******* awful?
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  15. Or a new branch of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fan club.

    And the 'hornet' looks like the stupid robot from Buck Rogers.
  16. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Quite like the 1st one. Take off the 1881 and ad an FC to the Watford bit and it would get my vote.
    I like the shape of our current badge. It's different.
  17. Chiswell

    Chiswell Academy Graduate

    Funnily enough, that is exactly right, the current badge IS different, it stands out from the rest, surely that's what marketing people want, what's different sells!
  18. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse Strangeland

    Really like the bottom left one on picture one. Nice effort.
  19. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I trust Gino will be suing the ar5e of these people.
  20. R4E

    R4E Reservist

    Between here, twitter and facebook I've not seen one design that gets anywhere near the current badge. They've all been awful!

    With regards to the "hornet" designs, no-one seems to have tried using the little hornet icon that appears on the back of last season's home shirt... Seeing as that is a club approved hornet design I'm surprised.
  21. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    What's the benefit of a new badge? Is the aim to attract new fans on Twitter/social media?
  22. Horace_goes_up_north

    Horace_goes_up_north First Year Pro

    Can someone more creative than me give me a hornet with antlers on the backdrop of an ocean meadow surrounded by hummingbirds and unicorns, with Watford FC across the top and "we go again" in Latin on a banner across the bottom?

    Or is that too much to bloody ask?!
  23. Because it confuses johnnie foreigner to see a picture of a moose when we're called the hornets and play in yellow and black.

    Heck I'm confused how we ended up with a picture of a moose when it was supposed to be a bloke deer.
  24. Abso

    Abso First Year Pro

    Look back through this thread for carloskickballs design. I think you may just change your view
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  25. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    It gives the Mktg Dept something to do.

    This really is a key consideration.

    If it works, ie if you can persuade senior mgmt, who don't really know about these things, which is why they've hired you, that it has worked, then trebles all round & take a promotion.

    But it's like Brexit. If the new initiative (surprisingly) doesn't work, then the perpetrators are hounded out of town leaving the poor saps who live stuck with the mess for years to come.
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  26. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Excellent although, on a practical note, the badge would be larger than the shirt.
  27. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    The biggest selling liquor brand of the last 50 years?

    Bacardi, on the label of which is which creature?


    A bat.

    Second best selling brand?

    Smirnoff, which until recently had which household item prominent on its label.

    Correct again! A pair of curtains.

    Good design can't reduced to logical bromides. The best thing about Liverpool is their badge. It looks real. The thing about @rsenal (by a whisker)? Their badge. Looks like what a Lego football team would wear.
  28. Pob

    Pob Academy Graduate

    We’re doomed.

  29. O.W.Design

    O.W.Design Academy Graduate

    Thanks for the feedback on the design.

    I've decided to re-try based on what's been said. This time I've based the hornet off the old design from the 60/70's with the shape of the current crest. Here are some example of how the design could fit in. Anymore ideas, let me know.

    Attached Files:

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  30. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    OW, you’re making decent responses to a poor brief.

    Your good work highlights that a hornet, & probably any insect, makes a weedy emblem.

    Thin, wingy, feeble.

    Possibly not the correct answer for the Commercial Dept heroes who brought us the Ticketmaster Experience.
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  31. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Agreed. Basically the poor bloke is trying to polish a turd. Anything you want to swat isn't going to inspire much.

    Have another go with the moose / Hart / heart / hert / stag m8.
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  32. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Powers that be Say No.

    Would our newly won million Chinese fanboys still be cheering the London Hornets in Div 3?
  33. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Mine are still the best.

    If you disagree you're a Luton fan and probably a nazi sympathiser. Fact.
  34. Mollyboo

    Mollyboo First Year Pro

    I'm not a massive fan of any hornet artwork I've seen so far - I'd much prefer a design built around the club's initials, similar to the Inter Milan and Basel badges. 20190707_072801.jpg

    Attached Files:

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  35. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist


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