OT - Logo vote for my daughter's team

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by Z010 Union, Jul 30, 2002.

  1. Z010 Union

    Z010 Union Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I run the website for my daughter's U9 travelling team. I have designed two possible logos for the team, please go to the site and vote for one, this logo will be with them for the next 9 years. I appreciate your time. www.kirkwoodgirls.com
     
  2. John_Harkes_6

    John_Harkes_6 New Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Baltimore, MD.
    Lose the star with the ponytail.

    The more original design is much better
     
  3. shawn12011

    shawn12011 Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Reisterstown, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ditto
     
  4. GDopplerXT

    GDopplerXT Member

    Jun 12, 2001
    DC Area
  5. Lowecifer

    Lowecifer Member+

    Jan 11, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
    Agreed.
     
  6. Sundevil9

    Sundevil9 New Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Reston, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So have you guys won anything? And if so, does the star in the logo count?.....ooops, wrong thread.

    Dump the ponytail star.
     
  7. Bison1997

    Bison1997 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2001
    RFK - Lot 8
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Agreed as well.
     
  8. Z010 Union

    Z010 Union Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    :)
     
  9. revelation

    revelation Member+

    Dec 17, 1998
    FC St. Pauli
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    What they said!
     
  10. Z010 Union

    Z010 Union Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Medal of Freedom was my inspiration for the original logo[​IMG]

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  11. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
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    This one's better but turn the ball upside down from its present orientation.
     
  12. Z010 Union

    Z010 Union Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The ponytail star was based on the very top of the Washington Freedom logo
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  13. TEConnor

    TEConnor New Member

    Feb 22, 1999
    The OLD LOgO!!!

    It mUSt BE ThE OLd LOGO!!!

    The NEw LOgo StinKS!!! It LOOks LikE a FIREbiRD LoGO frOM tHE 70S!!!!!

    ....ooh, wait a minute....where am I?
     
  14. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    By the way ... shouldn't it be Kirkwood United? ;)
     
  15. DissonantNote

    DissonantNote New Member

    Jun 30, 2002
    SW/DC
    Something to think about when coming up with logos... just what are you going to put them on?

    I was involved in another group that ended up putting their logo on various items... web sites, printed material, and clothing. There are some considerations depending where it's used. No problem on web sites, not much on printing, but on clothing, it's important. Silk screening and embroidered patches were used. For sure the number of colors in the logo affects the silk screen pricing. I don't remember on the embroidery.

    Looks like the Medal of Freedom logo is three colors and the ponytail logo is two (discounting the shading).

    Sometimes a color-reduced or single color version of a logo is used when silk screened onto clothing because of the price. If that's an issue, choosing a design that still looks good in "black and white" is helpful.

    The one advantage of the Medal of Freedom logo is it should be instantly identified with soccer if no other context is available.
     
  16. Z010 Union

    Z010 Union Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    United actually won the voting, but we couldn't use it because another team at the club already had the name. The club has a one name policy meaning that its 18 plus rep teams must have different names, much to my disappointment :(
     
  17. Lowecifer

    Lowecifer Member+

    Jan 11, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
    How about Red Star Kirkwood?

    ;)
     
  18. dadman

    dadman Yo soy un papa

    Apr 13, 2001
    Gaithersburg, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm with Knave on the ball orientation, and add this comment: the kerning between the F and R in FREEDOM is too loose. I understand (I think) that you want to center the "KIRKWOOD" over the middle of the lower word, but I'd track the "REEDO" to balance the spacing.

    Nice use of inspiration, and some very good comments about the one-color use for (lower cost) silkscreening and printing. It's those collateral uses that will kill your budget!

    Good luck in the comming season. ;)

    dadman
     
  19. revelation

    revelation Member+

    Dec 17, 1998
    FC St. Pauli
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    And you didn't go with the other obvious alternatives:

    FC Kirkwood
    SC Kirkwood
    Kirkwood AC
    International Kirkwood
    Hertha Kirkwood
    Kirkwood Hotspurs (although you might have burst into flames with this one...)
    Kirkwood Rovers
    et al...

    And Knave, it should be YELLOW Star Kirkwood...
     
  20. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    Duly noted. I'll inform Lowecifer of the error that I caused him. ;)
     
  21. Lowecifer

    Lowecifer Member+

    Jan 11, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
    Right. Knave is always getting me into trouble.
    ;)

    How about Gold Star Kirkwood, it has a nice ring to it.
     
  22. Claymore

    Claymore Member

    Jul 9, 2000
    Montgomery Vlg, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Doesn't Kirkwood SC have a logo? I've been to the Kirkwood complex a few times to ref the Region 1 premier league stuff, and I could swear the club has some kind of logo already...
     
  23. Topo

    Topo Member

    Feb 15, 2001
    Medal of Freedom style dude.
     
  24. Topo

    Topo Member

    Feb 15, 2001
    Isn't Kirkwood the house brand of items at Costco? They make my toilet paper, dude.

    Maybe you should approach Costco for sponsorship deals.

    We need a uniform sponsor!

    (Maybe I am in the wrong thread too.)
     
  25. revelation

    revelation Member+

    Dec 17, 1998
    FC St. Pauli
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Ummmm, yea, stop messing with his head! I know that he lives in B-more, but stop with that ESP Mind Control experiment already... :rolleyes:
     

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