Montreal Expansion Thread - Name, Colors, Logo/Kit Design

Discussion in 'Montreal Impact' started by Z010 Union, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. pace8

    pace8 Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Miami and Montreal
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    Haiti
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  2. Peretz48

    Peretz48 Member+

    Nov 9, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Congratulations on your new logo. Many are saying, and I agree, that this is the best logo in MLS.
     
  3. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Am I wrong for thinking this is a stretch? I saw the sash as continuity of a somewhat outdated design element and not something that was really historical.
     
  4. Lupin III

    Lupin III Member+

    Mar 17, 2011
    Denmark
    Club:
    Brøndby IF
    Nat'l Team:
    Denmark
    I'm sorry I really don't like this logo. It looks for me as a cheap US sporting teams logo. The shield is modern yes but it doesn't have any design sense. I could find that sense in a monster car event or something.

    the Sash is too thick and not elegant enough.

    If you want a modern version of a classical shield, I find the fat Arsenal shield modern and simple. (Burton Albion, Morecambe and Canvey Island also using that format).

    For me Vancouvers Logo still the best MLS logo.
     
  5. EPJr

    EPJr Member+

    Mar 21, 2009
    Richmond VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    name one US team with a logo that look like that
    even if you found one
    I don't consider that to be a slam, but a compliment
     
  6. antnee7898

    antnee7898 Member

    Oct 19, 2007
    South Houston, TX
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Agreed, and would be different from the rest of the league instead of being yet another blue team.:rolleyes:


    Btw, love the logo, I like the way the fleur continues off the shield.
     
  7. indestructible

    indestructible Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Jan 14, 2007
    Mercato Professor
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I'm just not crazy about the font used
     
  8. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Why do I feel like I've seen something similar in MLS before?
     
  9. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    I was thinking of the original Rapids uniform before they nearly became Rocky Mountain Arsenal. That's nearly as hard to find a picture of as the original RapidMan.

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  10. Lupin III

    Lupin III Member+

    Mar 17, 2011
    Denmark
    Club:
    Brøndby IF
    Nat'l Team:
    Denmark
    Look like what? more precise pls.

    Whitecaps logo is good a bit retro combined with some German/ Communist block style logo.

    Yes I do agree the font in out of date and not artistic. It looks cool yes that might be the problem, but the font style and shield simply lacks some X-factor.
     
  11. indestructible

    indestructible Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Jan 14, 2007
    Mercato Professor
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    The more I look at it, the more I don't like it. I think it's really underwhelming. Something sharper definately could have been designed.
     
  12. Unak78

    Unak78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 17, 2007
    PSG & Enyimba FC
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Nigeria
    I'm loving it. I think it's very elegant yet powerful. I especially like the placement of the fleur de lis. It really speaks for Montreal and Quebec as a whole. I also like how everything on the badge is in French including the accent on Montreal. It's definitely top 5 on my list. There is far far worse in our league as far as badges go.

    I'm also liking the new kit. So with Montreal and Portland we now look like we have Arsenal and Inter in our league. Lol.
     
  13. RedRover

    RedRover BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 15, 2007
    How about the logo with the Bank Gothic type instead?

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  14. Trident

    Trident Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Montreal
    The worst part about the text is huge amount of space at the top of one end, and the accent being a different colour than the word.

    I've seen people complain about the serif font, but I dont really care.
     
  15. zidja

    zidja Member

    Jul 26, 2006
    The bones of it are ok, I guess. I would think color gradients in a logo are a big no no. (Or are those gradients there just for the unveiling and not the actual goods?) Also I don't like how impact is all tiny with extra space on one end.

    I think if they cleaned this up, sort of how they made the Timbers logo refined after the unveiling, it could be very good.
     
  16. Unak78

    Unak78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 17, 2007
    PSG & Enyimba FC
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Nigeria
    Actually that would be Rocky Mountain Villa. The Arsenal kits belong to Portland.
     
  17. antnee7898

    antnee7898 Member

    Oct 19, 2007
    South Houston, TX
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So what is the popular opinion among Impact fans for a kit pattern, blue and black stripes?
     
  18. Unak78

    Unak78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 17, 2007
    PSG & Enyimba FC
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Nigeria
    If the video is anything to go on, the kit pattern may have already been decided. It looks like blue/black stripes with Saputo continuing as their sponsor. It appears that their kit pattern is a tie-in to thier badge design.
     
  19. claw hammer

    claw hammer Member

    Jun 2, 2010
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    I'm great with that. Do it.
     
  20. claw hammer

    claw hammer Member

    Jun 2, 2010
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    I'm ok with it but I think it could be better. Lack of balance to it I feel. Seems weighted to the left. I think I read this somewhere, but I agree that there's parts put together that don't fit together just right, it's lacking something unifying in the design. It's definitely not a work of genius when I compare it to some of the rest of the world. But in MLS there's no good logos really..
     
  21. C-bus

    C-bus Member

    Aug 2, 2006
    Whittier, CA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fail on the logo. It's really unbalanced with pitch black only in the bottom half. Also, the shield shape is too generic.
     
  22. Tigereye

    Tigereye Member+

    (ಠ_ಠ)┌∩┐
    Aug 19, 2005
    (ಠ_ಠ)┌∩┐
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    You need to send that to Joey Saputo & the FO. They say the logo, four stars, and slogan represents unity, how about unifying the damn fonts... this looks much better.
     
  23. Unak78

    Unak78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 17, 2007
    PSG & Enyimba FC
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Nigeria
    I can barely tell the difference. You ppl over-analyze this shit waaaaay too much.
     
  24. zidja

    zidja Member

    Jul 26, 2006
    Welcome to the site!
     
  25. claw hammer

    claw hammer Member

    Jun 2, 2010
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Okay, I've decided, I don't like the logo. But it doesn't matter. I'm more concerned about the kit, and blue and black is good. I was looking over logos in Ligue 1 and I mean, come on, MLS has no clue. Look at some of these. First off they don't fall off to one side, and second they are not a hodge-podge.

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