New club badge

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

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Should our badge be changed?

  1. Yes

    35.4%
  2. No

    44.6%
  3. Don't Care/Neutral

    20.0%
  1. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    You have to be joking.
     
  2. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Scouts honour.
     
  3. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    B is horrible
     
  4. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Out of interest, how many is the club asking you each to choose and by when?
     
  5. Debarpan Das

    Debarpan Das Academy Graduate

    Hi everyone, I am one of the many designers from all over the world who had entered the competition to redesign Watford F.C's crest. As per the leaked image of the final 20 selected I am not up there and I feel extremely disappointed because like many others I had put in a lot of thought behind it and in spite of not belonging to Hertfordshire, I tried my best to represent the values of the club through my design. I feel that my idea was lost in the sea of entries and I would like to reach out to some of you and explain the design myself.
     

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  6. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Unfortunately it appears the angle of the curve in your badge is reminiscent of the layout of part of the Watford ringroad, which was the scene of a horrific traffic jam at Christmas 1993. They're still recovering mummified remains today. I should imagine if you belonged to Hertfordshire you'd have known that and avoided such an insensitive design?
     
  7. Debarpan Das

    Debarpan Das Academy Graduate

    I feel that there is no Watford F.C without Hertfordhshire, and the very name is a tribute to the hart. Keeping in mind the strong ties that the club has to the community and it’s roots, I had to include the hart head. But, in a more subtle manner so that there is no mistaking that these are The Hornets. But, deep inside them lies the hart.
     
  8. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    You do realise that the UK is a (the) world leader in industrial graphic design. All of whom shake their heads in disbelief at the state of our bank-notes.
     
  9. Debarpan Das

    Debarpan Das Academy Graduate

    Also, the hornet symbol is made up of 11 parts to represent the 11 players of the team. Each part of the symbol, is as crucial as the next. Without even one part, the symbol becomes terribly incomplete. After all, it's only playing together that makes the Hornet’s sting hurt.
     
  10. Where is it’s eyes?
     
  11. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    It looks like a blind hornet doing a Mexican wave.
     
  12. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    If we want them, we'll get them. End of.
     
  13. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Fingers crossed you get the nod for a playing piece in the Official Watford FC Trivial Pursuit game.
     
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  14. R4E

    R4E Reservist

    Our current badge is perfect. And you can't improve on perfection.

    As for the hornet, I actually think it's a nice quirky little bit of trivia when people ask why there's a moose on the badge when we're called the hornets. There's no need for everything to be so literal.
     
  15. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    1 choice. 15th September
     
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  16. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Thats better than most there
     
  17. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Can you abstain?
     
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  18. It seems to me that you have the bodyshape wrong - it's too feminine and more like that of a bee. Perhaps submit it to Watford Ladies or Brentford FC (who call themselves The Bees)?
    Oh - and steer clear of our testosterone-filled captain, Troy Deeney. I think he'd take umbrage and carry out some nasty reprisals. Just ask Joe Allen of Stoke.
     
  19. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    How this didn’t make it beggars belief when looking at the state of those options.

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  20. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    It's just the same as the others isn't it? Angry insect or animal? Check. 1881? Check. Bizarre shape? Check. There's only so many variations on the same theme they could put in I guess.
     
  21. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    Great in theory, however most games lately we haven't had 8 out the 11 working hard together much
     
  22. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Something about the Watford doesn't look right.
     
  23. Grrwood

    Grrwood Reservist

    I think it's the letter spacing
     
  24. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    Having seen them on Twitter, I actually quite like J. Wouldn't be unhappy if that was our new badge.
     
  25. R55BKR

    R55BKR Academy Graduate

    The whole idea of the new badge was to move away from the hart. I like TJD's designs and this one is good, but even he knows this was crossing the boundary with regard to the brief.
     
  26. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    It very well could be, it doesn't look prominent enough for me.
     
  27. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    A - 50/50
    B - 100% NO, worst one out of them all!!!!!!!!
    C - NO
    D - NO
    E - 50/50
    F - NO
    G - NO
    H - NO
    I - 60/40
    J - Best one
    K - NO
    L - NO
    M - NO, looks like a female brand
    N - NO
    O - NO
    P - NO
    Q - NO
    R - Second Best, although the date is wrong
    S - NO
    T - NO

    So out of the hundreds of designs and designers, we are left with a pile of cow dung. The only ones that made me look twice were/was, J, R, I, A and E - in that order. However I would keep our current badge. Shame really, I was actually excited about a badge change but not now.
     
  28. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Sorry Thomas. At least you have your banners still.
     
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  29. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    My life on this forum gets worse, first HB1 posts right after me, making it appear that he’s my brother in another thread and now I’m Thomas. I’m off to go support my first club Man City.
     
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  30. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    That would be my preference.
    Not a moose, not a weird thin legged bee, an actual hart
     
  31. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    I'm borrowing HB1's tin-foil hat for this one.
     
  32. Doesn’t look anything like a Moose

    Carp
     
  33. Let’s be honest.

    If our current badge was an entry, we’d all be ripping it for looking like a goofy gormless cartoon moose.
     
  34. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    It's got legs!
     
  35. BarneyBarn

    BarneyBarn Academy Graduate

    After seeing the final 20 list I must admit i'm actually quite glad mine didn't get selected as it would seriously make me question my design ability. I mean, I know design is subjective, but **** me most of those are abysmal and don't deserve to be anywhere near contention.

    K (looks like Stoke) and Q (looks like Everton) are the only two that could possibly pass for a Premier League club badge IMO. I've seen many other, far better designs that have somehow been overlooked in favour of some these clip art logos.
     

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