Tuesday, August 12, 2008

IHA Poll: Hartford Bears


Cast your vote and leave a comment about your decision. If you chose a non-finalist, tell us which one. Then tell all your friends to drop in and vote! The more voices heard, the more accurate the results!

Starts Tue Aug 12
Ends Fri Aug 15



Below are a handful of the logos that were submitted but not selected as finalists. If you think one of these should be the Hartford Bears logo, select "non-finalist" in the poll and tell us your pick in the comments.



54 comments:

Alex said...

Non-finalist #2, nice and simple.

Paul said...

Non-finalist #1, no question. Who cares if it's a throwback?

Mike Phoenix said...

Is there a reason you Changed my Blue. I made it darker becasue of the Green colour you gave us..i even added the colour in the bar you provided. :S Now it looks like crap!

Resist The Machine. said...

Non-finalist #1. 'Nuff said.

Keith said...

This is a tough one...

#1 doesn't have enough weight - too much white.
#2 looks like a decapitated bear's head
#3 looks like a polar bear and Seattle's Seahawk mated

Non-finalist #2 it is.

CammaD said...

non finalist #1

-M said...

#2 is the logo for the Hartford Undead Bears

Brandon said...

non-finalist #1

Resist The Machine. said...

@ Mike Phoenix and for anyone else:

Can you please mention which logo is yours so other posters know what you're talking about? Thanks.

Jarhead8541 said...

#1, Period.

MARC10L said...

First off, N-F #1 is awesome! simple, clean, vintage look how the W was made into a B and claws incorporated like the back whale fin!!!

Finalist #1 is sweet besides the arm and claws need a paw cus that looks kind of goofy.

N-F #2 is simple secondary logo

but hands down N-F #1 gets my vote

umanzor9 said...

non finalist #2 gets my vote

Keven said...

non finalist 1 !

Mike Phoenix said...

Mine is the Bear Pulling up his Sleeve.

Sarah said...

N-F #1

Mike Phoenix said...

Here is the orginal colours i put it is I know its not going to change the vote about mine but i just feel a little Pissed that my work was altered. With out question. as an artist that kind hurts. Its only a few shades darker Blue but it make the world of diffrnece to me. i think. Sorry chris for Flamin here. but it just really buged me that this happend with out asking or questioning it. Please Correct me if im wrong here.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_TKLHhhuDKT8/SKHBFv7WZuI/AAAAAAAAADY/HqJVLluy-m4/s1600-h/Bears.bmp

Silver said...

I vote for this non-finalist: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_r8tWGVHrjGI/SKGxXyUmqcI/AAAAAAAAFoE/d3VWtY3BD4Q/s110/hfda.jpg

MrDolomite said...

No vote here. F#1,2,3 are all good secondary logos, but not primaries. Almost voted for N-F#6 (outline of white bear face), but just not feeling it. And any of the N-F's with "H" and "B" made me think of Hersey Bears

Mike Phoenix said...

LOL Dolomite Are you ever going to Vote. your so 2D when it comes to fiction.

Mike Phoenix said...

I vote for this one LOL

http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.sportslogos.net/images/logos/2/525/thumbs/7vepky59p91ew432gsp2xqyyf.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.sportslogos.net/team.php%3Fid%3D525&h=100&w=150&sz=4&hl=en&start=49&sig2=mKEoNKEoPsN97jmwel-aKg&um=1&tbnid=V7g50tCsK0qUjM:&tbnh=64&tbnw=96&ei=dL6hSLbIBZaigALT1IC-BQ&prev=/images%3Fq%3DWhalers%2Blogos%26start%3D36%26ndsp%3D18%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1G1GGLQ_ENCA260%26sa%3DN

squawky said...

Another vote for non-finalist #1 - I love the twist on the old Whalers logo with the "H" in the negative space from the "B".

Chris said...

just feel a little Pissed that my work was altered. With out question. as an artist that kind hurts. Its only a few shades darker Blue but it make the world of diffrnece to me. i think. Sorry chris for Flamin here. but it just really buged me that this happend with out asking or questioning it. Please Correct me if im wrong here.

Hey Mike. Sorry that bothered you. I change colors on all logos submitted unless asked not to. I wrote out specific guidelines so that they would be followed not because I was bored. (Sorry if that sounded sarcastic.)

I wrote: "Try to stick to the assigned colors. Change them only if you deem it necessary and then explain why you made the change."

Thehurricane said...

non-finalist #1

Doogie2K said...

Heh, good to see I'm not the only one that thought Seahawks with Door #3.

Baller Blog said...

Are you kidding me? How are the same people that voted Montreal's classic "CH" logo the best of all-time voting for these lame single-A baseball logos??? #1 is by far the corniest of all the logos here yet it is dominating the competition...

Baffling.

NHL Jeff said...

non-finalist 1

NHL Jeff said...

Mike,

I do like your logo better with the blue you chose. One question though, why does your bear have a human hand...?

Mykl and Kevin said...

everyone vote for non finalist 1!

why would we have 2 bear logos in the same division(cause everyone will vote for the 3rd glacier logo)

ctyankeeboy1638 said...

non-finalist #1, return of the Binghamton Whalers

Vic DiGital said...

I vote for the old Whaler logo turned sideways with claws attached.

Mike Phoenix said...

NHL Jeff. Does Yogi Bear Have claws? Things dont have to be totaly Realistic.Besided when i put a small claw on it it looked like my bare has Nail polish on. :S

Mike Phoenix said...

Lol Looks like no one has ever see the Binghamton Whalers logo. well all but CTYANKEEBOY.

Resist The Machine. said...

Now they have Mike:

http://www.sportslogos.net/images/logos/2/525/thumbs/7vepky59p91ew432gsp2xqyyf.gif

Susan said...

non-finalist #1

Cory said...

None of the finalists do anything for me. Non-Finalist #1 gets my vote. A clever reference to the Whalers while incorporating a bear claw.

Sebastian said...

Non finalist #2 gets my vote

carpandean said...

I had to vote for #1 because it reminded me of the hamster from www.joecartoon.com.

For example:
http://www.joecartoon.com/cartoons/142-joe_fish

Bach said...

non finalist 1

David said...

Non finalist #1, clearly!

Daniel said...

non finalist 2 for me. although the sweet throwback whalers logo is damn good. (go whale!)

S.D. said...

I give a very lukewarm vote to Non-Finalist #2. I have to say, however, that IMO this has been the weakest batch of this project. The only one that I thought was really clever was NF#1, but it's far too derivative to get my vote. I also appreciate that NF#6 tried something different, but it just didn't work. As for the finalists, all I have to say is "No, no, and no."

Darrell Sharpe said...

first non finalist.

S said...

Finalist 2 looks like a panda bear and Non-Finalist 6 looks like a pig.

I went with Non-Finalist 1.

ogre39666 said...

Imo NF top row, left and F #2 were tied but I voted for NF top row, left because F #2 is seemingly out of the running. I really like the ghostly look to F #2 (it looks like a grizzly to me) and the simpleness to NF top row, left.

silentnoise1780 said...

"Is there a reason you Changed my Blue..." - Mike Phoenix

Ya, he changed the colour for my Edmonton Seahawks E with the feathers too... granted mine was a lighter blue and a darker green, but when you're told that you can alter the colour palette a bit and then it's changed back to the original palette colours, why tell us that we can change the colours in the first place?

Chris said...

when you're told that you can alter the colour palette a bit and then it's changed back to the original palette colours, why tell us that we can change the colours in the first place?

You see what you want to see. This frustrates me. Why do you guys only pay attention to some of what I say and not all of it? I said you can change the colors IF YOU OFFER A GOOD REASON. Otherwise, I assume the correct colors were lost in translation somewhere. This isn't a difficult concept to grasp.

I apologize for being short. Like I said, it frustrates me a little.

Coluch said...

Those three finalists are horrible choices.

"Fast-looking" logos always seem to cheapen the sport into a gimmick, and are also the pinnacle of poor art direction.

Boo. "Other please".

Coluch said...

PS - Non-finalist #1 with NF #2 as shoulder logo.

No third jersey. They are the worst concept in sports.

BRizz said...

Non-finalist #1

xcnuck said...

lol look at how much participation there was at the start of the project... Atlanta had like 2400 total votes, there most recent ones are at 1300... one word for this "project": FAIL

ogre39666 said...

I wouldn't give this project a "fail". I just think a lot of people are being over-critical and instead of voting for whichever submission they feel is the BEST they choosing not to vote at all (which is btw, the least effective form of protest). That combined with some peoples dislike (to put it mildly) of names, locations, and color schemes (some of which have indeed been odd), adds to the lower participation numbers.

I think once Chris has a chance to start one of these things from the ground up you'll see the votes reach their early round numbers (although with the way people are bitching you never know...)

S said...

lol Finalist 3 looks like a fish.

Resist The Machine. said...

Chris, maybe you should have the reasoning in bold text to get your message across.

cptjeff said...

first non finalist. The finalists all look unprofessional to me.

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