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Brandiose is Bringing Back the Fun and Creativity to Sports Logos

The motto when I started Awesome Sports Logos was to bring the fun and creativity back to sports logos. Hopefully you have found several of our logos creative with some great local meaning behind them. That’s what logos should be about. 
 
I’ve been meaning to write about this company for a while because they deserve a lot of credit for what they have done. Brandiose is knocking it out of the park with some of their sports logos. You won’t see a bland logo come out of this company. Their logos are unique with rich local history. How do they know that history? Because they visit the market, speak with the teams and the locals. They do more than just a Google or Wikipedia search to find out the local history. Here are some of my favorite logos that Brandiose has come up with. 
 
The El Paso Chihuahuas
 
 
 
 Photos courtesy of sportslogos.net
 
Now one of the top selling Minor League Logos, it was awesome to fly into El Paso International Airport and see several stores proudly selling Chihuahuas merchandise.
 
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The Biloxi Shuckers
 
 
 
The original “Seafood Capital of the World is highlighted with this logo. It’s awesome how they made a mollusk look so serious.  Anyone can make a lion look ferocious but Brandiose can make an oyster look like a .330 hitter with some pop in that bat. 

The Spokane Indians
 

This once again highlights the diversity of Brandiose. This is a perfect example of embracing the culture and history of an area. This logo’s lettering is in Salish, the language of the Spokane Tribe.  In an era where many Indian logos are disappearing, this is a rare instance where the tribe gave their blessing on this logo. I’m fascinated with the Salish lettering and coupled with the history, this is what an Awesome Sports Logo is all about. 

The Akron RubberDucks
 
 
 
 
Akron is the Rubber Capitol of the World. I love the weaving in of a mean looking Rubber Duck with tire tracks. We had the same concept with our Akron Rubbers Logo when we made our racing t-shirt. 
 
Here are two of their latest projects, the Hartford Yard Goats and the Norfolk Tides.
 
 
 
Baseball is returning to Hartford for the first time since 1952. The new team did a “name the team” contest and Yard Goats was the choice. It was up to Brandiose to come up with the logo and to me, they nailed it. I especially love the logo colors. According the Yard Goats website, they pay tribute to the Hartford Whalers which I think is an awesome detail. 
 
Some were upset when the Norfolk Tides changed their logo. I can’t understand why. The wave sports logo to me was just there. I thought it was a really cool idea to embrace the history of the team by keeping the name but making the logo fresh and marketable. This logo also continues to embrace what Norfolk is all about. I can guarantee that merchandise sales will go up in Norfolk. 
 
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Kudos to you Brandiose! You are bringing back the fun and creativity back to sports logos and doing it the right way. We think you are awesome!
 
Of our baseball logos, the one we get asked, “Is that a real baseball team” is our Idaho Taters cool t-shirt. It was our first logo created and is still one of our favorites. You can pick up the Taters and add it to the list as part of our T-shirt of the Month Club.
 
 
 
Thanks as always for reading, you guys are awesome!
 
Happy New Year!!
 
Gavin Spittle
Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt Wearer
Awesome Sports Logos

Logo Lovers Need to Applaud the Spokane Indians

Huge kudos are in order to the Spokane Indians who are the Single A affiliate of the Texas Rangers in the Northwest League. With so much controversy surrounding the name Redskins and with speculation that the Indians will no longer use “Chief Wahoo” as their primary logo, the Spokane Indians are taking a proactive approach. 
 
Back in 2006, the organization worked directly with the Spokane Tribe of Indians to come up with a logo that was respectful of the legacy of the tribe. This year, they will take it one step further as this logo will go from a secondary sleeve logo to the primary logo of the baseball team. 
 
 
 
The key to this logo is the Salish spelling of Indians. It’s unique and I can’t wait to get some Spokane Indians gear. This is what a sports logo is all about. This image properly represents the history of the community. This logo was built based on respect. It's unique and different. We applaud the ownership group of the Spokane Indians for their groundbreaking efforts.  With so much controversy surrounding Native American logos, it’s nice to acknowledge an organization that is embracing the heritage and the community where they play. 
 
Speaking of baseball logos, two of our best selling t-shirts represent “America’s pastime”.  The first is the Idaho Taters. This was actually the first sports logo we designed and it’s still one of our favorites. Idaho is famous for its potatoes and a “Tater” is also the name for a home run. Here's former MLB pitcher Mike Bacsik wearing a taters awesome t-shirt.
 
 
 
Our other logo is the Boston Accents. Boston is a big time baseball town and the city also boasts one of the strongest accents. We thought it was a perfect combination. Here's Boston native and former Dallas Cowboys lineman Marc Colombo showing off his favorite Boston Accents t-shirt
 
 

Don’t forget, you can always pick up both shirts as part of our t-shirt of the month club.
 
Thanks as always for reading,
 
Gavin Spittle
Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt Wearer
Awesome Sports Logos

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